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Samsung and Stanford University announce a groundbreaking OLED display for VR

When Won-Jae Joo was visiting Stanford University in 2016-2018, he heard about an innovative idea there, i.e. ultra-thin solar cells that have the chance to mess up a lot of renewable energy, which immediately lit a few lamps in his head. After the presentation, it quickly became clear that Samsung would not miss such an opportunity and the units decided to cooperate, which resulted in a new architecture of organic light emitting diodes (OLED), significantly increasing the pixel density. This is a real breakthrough that can provide virtual reality with a whole new opening, deepening immersion to an unprecedented level.

Here is an innovative malaria test. Just stick a patch and we have the result

Malaria is the most common infectious disease in the world, affecting over 220 million people every year - for example, in 2018 it was 228 million cases, which led to 405,000 deaths. Cases outside the endemic areas of this disease (it is worth noting that Poland once belonged to them too) are relatively rare, so as you can easily guess, there are regions where it is a real plague. And that's exactly what happens in Africa, where we see 93% of all cases and 94% of deaths. As with many diseases, quick action is key, but unfortunately testing for malaria means taking a blood sample, testing it in a laboratory, and evaluating doctors.

Special plates from a 3D printer will fight for the biodiversity of the edge bands

The most problematic in such situations are the small sea creatures living in the coastal zone, which like to hide in nooks between stones or cracks in the walls. There, it is much easier for them to get food, hide from predators or wait out the scorching sun at low tide. Unfortunately, artificial barriers are usually flat cement walls, which are not able to replace the natural ones, or at least this has been the case until now, because scientists came up with an idea how to prevent it.

A mild history of CoVID-19 increases the risk of mental illness

It is worth emphasizing that the research did not involve questioning people who had had Covid-19 (which could give false results because many people do not want to admit to strangers that they have mental problems), but a huge database of patients. They show that convalescents report anxiety, depression or insomnia twice as often as people suffering from other diseases. "Many people feared that Covid-19 survivors would be at increased risk of developing mental illness, and unfortunately our large and detailed research suggests that they are," explains study author Paul Harrison.

Yesterday, the Arecibo Observatory was completely destroyed. See it in photos

Yesterday on the Twitter profile of the American National Science Foundation (NSF), to which the Arecibo Observatory belongs, there was a sad entry about another disaster at the famous facility. This time, a 900-ton platform with a receiver fell onto the canopy of the radio telescope, which hung 150 meters on it. The destruction is so extensive that there is no hope of rebuilding this historic building.

Elon Musk: The first humans will arrive on Mars in 2026. They will fly with a Starship

Both dates are not accidental. Every 26 months, the Red Planet moves closer to the Earth. Then the start window appears, which allows the shortest flight there. Musk chose 2024 for the Starship's first flight as it will be space-ready in mid-2022, so it won't catch a quick flight this year.

NASA officially presents the astronauts who will fly to the moon in 2024

One of the most important conferences this year was held yesterday at the Space Center. Kennedy in Florida, where Mike Pence, the vice president of the United States, also appeared. NASA presented eighteen people, three of whom will be the first to land on the moon in the 21st century. The rest will take part in further missions under the Artemis program.

Dangerous allergic reactions may occur after the application of the vaccine for CoVID-19 from Pfizer

The British media and medical services reported that there have already been several cases of anaphylactic shock in vaccinated people in the UK, which occurred shortly after receiving the mRNA vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech. The case mainly concerns doctors and nurses, as it is the medical staff who are first vaccinated in this country.

It's amazing, our ancestors most likely had the ability to hibernate

Interestingly, the latest research indicates that we once had it, although we were not the best at it. When a bear wakes up from hibernation, its bones and muscles are practically the same as when it went to sleep, because its body has learned not to eat itself. Instead, a specialized metabolic process comes into play that protects the animals during a prolonged nap, provided they have sufficient supplies in advance. If they fail to do so, they must take into account that hibernation may end badly - rickets, hyperparathyroidism or bone dystrophy are some of the possibilities that, according to the researchers, could also have happened to our ancestors falling asleep for the winter.

The Milky Way still feels the effects of the collision with the mysterious galaxy

More recently, the world of astronomy has heard that the Milky Way's disc is wrinkled vertically, just like a sheet of roofing. Astronomers wondered why this was happening. Eventually, they decided to take a closer look at the newly discovered galaxy Antlia 2, which is currently 130,000 light-years from the center of our galaxy.

Artificial intelligence refreshed Ayrton Senna's run at the Monaco GP in 1990

Ayrton Senna, a Brazilian racing driver, three-time Formula 1 world champion, died in an accident at the track in Imola, Italy in 1994. Until the last moment, he did what he loved, which was to drive the car on one of the most difficult tracks in the world.