China just fired a weather rocket from an unmanned submarine
China has launched a rocketsonde from an unmanned semi-submarine to vehicle to improve meteorological and oceanic monitoring. The rocketstonde will now deliver improved weather and oceanic observations in the area beyond the range covered by traditional weather balloons.
More economical and applicable weather monitoring
Launched from a long-duration unmanned semi-submarine vehicle (USSV), with strong mobility and with the large coverage of sea area, rocketsonde can be used under severe sea conditions and will be more economical and applicable in the near future.
But that’s not all, The USSV, which is the equivalent of a crewless submarine, will operate as a sea station to collect the data send by rocketsonde. The researcher is planning to expand their range of capture the sounding network on land and to use them to deliver 3D observations of the internal structure of the typhoons and hurricanes to better asset their path and
Starbucks looks to add bitcoin, cryptocurrencies to the payment option
Starbucks recently announced that it would too jump on the cryptocurrency train. The announcement comes as a partnership with Microsoft and a global exchange to develop its own digital platform. The platform would allow to Starbucks fan to pay their morning coffee bills with bitcoin and other popular cryptocurrencies.
Starcbucks will work alongside with Microsoft and Intercontinental exchange and BCG to create a new platform called Bakkt. Bakkt will allow consumers and retail to buy, sell, and spend their cryptocurrencies on global infrastructure.
Maria Smith, vice-president of partnership and payments of Starbucks said that Starbucks will pay a major important role in developing practical, trusted and regulated application for consumer to convert their digital assets into US assets for use at Starbucks.
Starbucks isn’t alone in the decision. U.S companies like Overstock, Expedia, Shopify, and Microsoft all allowing customers to use cryptocurrencies like bitcoin to purchase goods and services online.
Facebook set to launch a blockchain ‘stablecoin’ in India
Facebook is reportedly developing a cryptocurrency that will be backed by the US dollar making it more stable than other coins. Bloomberg reported the news that the tech giant was creating the coin for use within the Watsapp and messaging app.
It looks like Facebook would first launch the service in India, a country with over 200 million Watsapp users.
Watsapp heavily used in India to send money
According to the World Bank, India sent $69 billion through the app. Stablecoin differentiates themselves from other cryptocurrency coins by being linked to the currencies that will reportedly make them more stable than their typical volatile coins.
11 handy and interesting science apps for smartphones
Earth Viewer: This app lets you explore the history of the Earth on your mobile phone. This app actually helps you to explore the distant past, present, and future of our planet. Users are given the ability to analyze, using interactive maps, the movements of the Earth’s continents over time.
Starwalk/Starwalk2: This app is great for anyone interested in heaven, the app user’s sensors to figure out your location and, therefore, helps you find any heavenly bodies in your field of view. You can even track the ISS score of the sky. This is a handy app to flare up the passion for astronomy or add some science-related conversation starter to an evening’s soiree.
Myshake: This app is developed by researcher at the University of California. The app makes use of phone’s sensor to collect data that it needs and add it to their database. The app is very simple to use and run in the background. The app also has a lot of interesting information to pursue.
Stephen Hacking’s pocket universe: This comes in six beautifully illustrated sections and explores subjects as diverse as the Big Bang, Black Holes, and the expanding Universe. This app provides break down of these subjects into easy understand terms and comes with a useful glossary if you do get stuck.
AcceleratAR: This app lets you build your own AR Particle Accelerator in your room.
Science Journal: Science Journal turns your phone into a piece of scientific apparatus. It let your phone‘s sensor to record data on things around you. You can take a reading of light, sound, and pressure. It can also connect over Bluetooth to further enhance its capabilities. Data can be collected manually and can also be used automatically. It also saves everything for you so that you can later explore it.
Ultimate Dinopedia: Complete Dinosaur Reference: This app is beautifully illustrated and, contains entries for more than 700 discovered dinosaur diseases. Each entry is packed with full of relevant information and facts. It also has information on other aspects of “Dinosaur-ology” from migration patterns to final extinction. This is a perfect app for any dinosaur lover.
NASA: NASA’s official app is available on google play and app store as well. This app has been built for interested parties to keep up to date with all the latest news, features and images from the space agency. All users are provided with recent updates on their ongoing missions as well as any news for future development. The photo collection is stunning and you can also save photos of your choice.
BrainPOP: This app is a great source of educational knowledge for all the young adults.
Complete Anatomy: This is one of the best apps for medical students and professionals. It is packed with full of 3D rendered graphics of the human body. The user can explore the human body in detail and its system supported by in-depth information and search function.
Molecules: This app allows you to view and manipulate 3-D modules of molecules.