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Sea ice reaches its lowest in the Arctic

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Recent Arctic sea ice measurements have revealed that the amount of ice in the region has reached its lowest level in recent records.

Satellite data show that the Arctic reached its annual low on September 13, at 1.79 million square miles (4.46 million square kilometers) of ice.

Experts say this rate is rapidly declining as a result of climate change, where it has declined significantly since the late 1970s.

“The amount of ice remaining at the end of the summer in any given year depends on the condition of ice cover early in the year, as well as weather conditions affecting ice,” said Clare Parkinson, a leading climate scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. “He said.

The new analysis comes from NASA data and the National Snow and Ice Data Center, which is supported by NASA (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The researchers said temperatures were relatively mild this year, given the high latitude. TThe ice is still at 610,000 square miles (1.58 million square kilometers), less than the average between 1981 and 2010, according to NASA.

The Arctic recorded its lowest level in 2012, 2016 and 2007 when unusual weather conditions affected the ice.

This glacier usually occurs in September or early October, but experts expect it to be the maximum of the lowest 5 levels in the satellite record.

Parkinson said that the most surprising thing compared to sea ice changes in the past three decades is that Antarctic ice is growing rather than decreasing.

Globally, the satellite record also shows that land has lost sea ice since the late 1970s, at every part of the annual cycle.

 

Source: Daily Mail

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MICROSOFT DOES NOT DENY THE DEATH OF THE WINDOWS PHONE

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Windows Phone has been dead for several months. An obvious fact for many people, with the exception of Microsoft, which has never publicly confirmed the thing, thus leaving a slight doubt

But the manufacturer has obviously decided not to deny the thing anymore. This Sunday, October 8, Joe Belfiore, vice president of Microsoft, has indeed confirmed half-word the death of Windows Phone and Windows Mobile 10.

Asked by a Twitter user of whether Microsoft still plans to develop new mobile applications or products under Windows 10 Mobile in the future, Joe Belfiore responded bitterly:

 

“Of course we will continue to support the platform [Windows 10 Mobile, Editor’s note.]. Bug fixes, security updates, and so on. But developing new features / making new products is not our priority “

 

Again, many signs are responsible for confirming the death of Windows Phone before him. In May 2016, Microsoft separated from its mobile branch based in Finland – more than 1,300 jobs – and acquired following the acquisition of Nokia for $ 7.2 billion in 2014.

A few days ago, Nick Lazaridis, CEO of HP EMEA, also announced that Microsoft had indeed ended the development of Windows 10 Mobile.

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Lego builds a LEGO building

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After launching its acrobatic robot, Vernie, the company has just opened a museum in its hometown in Denmark. The building looks like a giant Lego game

 The LEGO House in Billund, Denmark has just opened its doors and visitors can grow their inventive spirit with the 25 million small bricks available.

LEGO House offers nearly 12,000 square meters of LEGO playground. The building looks like 21 LEGO blocks stacked on top of each other. The facade is also covered with a painting that gives an illusion of LEGO bricks.

A museum for creativity

In addition to the shop, three restaurants, conference rooms and public square of 2000 square meters, visitors can visit four specific areas. While a red zone is dedicated to creative minds from different forms of LEGO bricks, a green area allows visitors to develop their team spirit by superimposing images into Lego videos.

Visitors who want to discover the logical foundations of castles or cars, for example, can visit the blue zone. Finally, a yellow area offers visitors the opportunity to use Lego bricks to express feelings.

 

It took almost four years for the LEGO group to build its museum, but ” the possibilities are endless, ” according to Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, the owner of the group.

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A special device that calculates the number of calories in each meal!

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Panasonic has introduced a new device capable of calculating the calories contained in the meals we eat daily.

Cardiovascular diseases have become a real threat to the human life and the average age of the individual, scientists are looking to develop new techniques and devices that help people adjust the rates of fat and calories in their daily meals.

On the latest steps in the field, the Japanese company Panasonic has confirmed that it has been able to design a new device capable of calculating the calories in each meal in just 10 seconds.

 

According to experts, the most important distinguishing feature of this device from other devices used for the same purpose is that it calculates calories without distorting the general appearance of food, all the person needs to do is put the meal inside to have special sensors within the device to determine the quality of food and calories by infrared.

This device can be connected to smartphones or tablets through an application that shows the user all the information he needs for his food and gives him advice on the quality of food that should be addressed according to the diet that was selected in advance in the application.

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