Private mode in Google Chrome not so private? The lawsuit by

The American giant has to deal with a lawsuit for $ 5 billion in connection with the violation of privacy of millions of users by tracking data from the browser’s private mode.

If you use regularly Incognito mode of Google Chrome, then you will be interested in the information that it is not so private as you might think. As it turns out, belongs to the Alphabet Inc. The company collects data about our activity using Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager and other applications and plug-ins, including smartfonowych applications, regardless of whether users click on the ad supported by Google. This helps Google know our friends, interest, food preferences, purchasing habits, and even the most intimate and potentially embarrassing online search webtricks.

How, then, can be read in the lawsuit, it’s time to end the practice of allowing Google to collect unauthorized data on every American with a computer or smartphone. Except that the claimant may have a problem here, because as the Advocate Google Jose Castaneda, the company has repeated many times that “even when we open a new incognito tab, pages, and so may be able to collect information on our activities in the network.” And he has a lot of reasons, because when you open a new Incognito tab welcomes us with the following window:

In short, private modes help us hide our search before other persons having access to your computer or the same network, without retaining even search history, but as long repeated cybersecurity specialists, we are not protected from the suppliers of these services. These have long been suspected of creating user profiles based on combined data from both the classical search, and private. The lawsuit, however, are determined, because I speak on behalf of millions of Google users, who from June 1, 2016 years using the private mode. Hence, the request for compensation of at least $ 5,000 for each user whose privacy violated. It is difficult to predict how the matter will end, but we will look at it with interest.


Your smartphone can help build global radiation detector

If you want to use their mobile devices for more than just sending messages, now there’s a great opportunity. Take part in a global project of CREDO and help uncover the secrets of the cosmos.

Some time ago I created a very interesting idea for the research space and place in the fascinating phenomena using a detector worldwide. For this purpose, the power and the benefits flowing from smartphones and a special application called CREDO Detector (see here). This refers to the program Cosmic Ray Observatory Extremely Distributed (CREDO), which was attended so far thousands of Astronomy fans from 20 countries.

It transforms smartphones spread across the world in a single device with a unique research capabilities of detection. After months of testing, the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences organized a conference at which scientists presented the first results of the project. The program meets the hopes, so now begin testing target.

“CREDO Detector application is developed in the framework of the international initiative launched and coordinated by researchers from the IFJ. Supervision of maintenance and expansion of application exercises Cracow University of Technology, and for the collection and processing of data corresponds Cyfronet Academic Computer Center of the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Krakow. The project is co-financed by the governments of Czech, Hungarian, Polish and Slovak Visegrad Grants through the program in the framework of the International Visegrad Fund (IVF), “- said in a statement Sciences.

Carrying out research using smartphones rely on recording and comparing the time of particle detection. In the scientific world it accepted that striking the Earth high-energy particles come to us by chance and as uniformly from all directions. Interestingly, in 1983 the network of detectors detected in Canada in a short time, 32 cases of the so-called. EASs weather. There is a cascade of secondary particles generated by high-energy cosmic rays interacting with the Earth’s atmosphere.

We are looking for such anomalies, scientists now under the CREDO using smart phones and dedicated application. Astronomers believe that it will enable us to not only collect a lot of valuable information about these phenomena, but also about the properties of dark matter, essentially quantum gravity and the structure of space-time itself.

Most importantly, the creators of the project indicate that the software CREDO project, including application CREDO Detector, appeared on the MIT license, which means that it is and it will be developed and used in many other groundbreaking research projects, school, and even commercial gamesartmovies.


Here comes the new generation of OLED displays, which arise from human hair …

It seems that biotechnology includes a whole new level, and the latest one is very surprising, because it speaks of recycling cropped hair, which are collected in hair salons tech smart.

Part of human hair from salons goes to specific organizations that deal with the creation of these wigs for children and adults after cancer therapies, but they must meet fairly stringent conditions, and to be of sufficient length, so most come from women. As for the men, so that the majority of clipped curls simply lands in the garbage, which is why scientists from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) decided to do something useful with them, and more specifically OLED displays for electronic devices.

Hair is because a good source of carbon and nitrogen, which is useful when creating the light-emitting molecules. These must first be prepared and burned at 240 ° C, which allows to obtain a material as a result of which the carbon and nitrogen are already embedded. Assembly of the Queensland University of Technology, then converts it into carbon nanokropki a diameter of less than 10 nanometers, they are distributed in the polymer, where they combine with structures called by researchers nanowyspami – that is, they can be used as the active layer in OLED devices.

When we bring them low-voltage current, they nanokropki begin to glow blue, and although it is not very bright illumination, it should be sufficient for small electronic devices, eg. The wearable category as bands Fitness and smart watches. – derived from human hair and organic carbon based on nanokropkach light emitting devices may be used in some internal applications, such as intelligent packaging. They can also be used wherever there is a need of small light sources, such as marks or smart bands, as well as medical devices, because they are made from non-toxic materials – says author of the study, Prashant Sonar. What’s more, the team stresses that in the future it will be possible to create such panels also extracted from animal hair salons or sheep’s wool, which fits perfectly with the idea of ​​sustainable development.


Gasoline from the air? Here you are. BMW invests in unique startup

BMW announced today that it is investing in the brand Prometheus Fuels, a startup that is working on technologies which allow to draw CO2 from the atmosphere and convert it into something more useful, eg. Petrol.

Prometheus Fuels took off in 2019 years thanks to the engineer of Yale, Rob McGinnis and since then working hard to process processability in terms of fuel, and more specifically on technology capture carbon dioxide from the air and converting it to gasoline, diesel and fuel for fighters that are compatible the existing vehicles today. All thanks to the proprietary methods of capture, synthesis fuel and separation technologies that allow for the creation of molecularly identical to the fuel is based on oil. What’s more, the company ensures that its procedure is carbon neutral and powered by 100% solar energy and wind power.

This means that it does not release any CO2 into the atmosphere, and prevents getting more natural fossil fuels, which are required for production of the classic fuel. Very important is the fact that unlike other sustainable fuels, does not require any modifications to the vehicle, so it can serve both the incumbent and the only aimed at him. Prometheus provides that wants to create a viable alternative to traditional fuels, which is why his product will be priced the same, then we expect a reduction in its prices, thereby strengthening its position in the market.

– Ability to create fuel directly from the air, at a cost similar to that of fossil fuels, is a real game changer. Statistical car stays on the road for more than eight years, which means that even if tomorrow the whole world will change to buy 100% of electricians, is only a decade from now internal combustion engines have disappeared from the roads. By creating a carbon neutral fuel from carbon dioxide obtained from the air, Prometheus Fuels affects the climate impact of modern engines and can drastically reduce it – says Greg Smithies of the Partner, BMW and Ventures.

Prometheus estimates that if all the fuel produced from oil and gas to replace such carbon neutral, every year we can expect the reduction in CO2 emissions of 10 gigatons, or about 25% of total global emissions. No wonder that BMW is interested in this matter, which could bring huge environmental benefits and on the occasion of branding for the company. For now, the company decided to subsidize Prometheus Fuels amount of $ 12.5 million, which, according to startup will significantly accelerate efforts to introduce this exceptional fuel on the market – may be residents of California will enjoy it later this year and next is expected to enter the international market link network club.


Here SolarImpact, a boat powered by the sun, which can swim in the infinity

Solar panels are becoming more efficient, and it makes them covered with various objects can be operated virtually free energy indefinitely, as SolarImpact yacht.

It is currently the most environmentally friendly and at the same time the phenomenal concept yacht in the world. His owner decided to install on board the solar panels with a total area up to 300 square meters. No, they do not disfigure the łajby that had been designed in such a way that beautifully and subtly attuned to its unique design.

Powerful panel system complete the motors and batteries with a capacity of up to 800 kWh, which provide 10 hours of continuous cruise speed of 40 km / h, this measuring 24 meters long and weighing 70 tons luxury boat. Interestingly, swim and boat can be powered by electricity indefinitely, if you will move at a speed of 10 km / h.

On board was also installed SolarImpact traditional drive. These are the two diesel engines with power of 87 hp. If there is a failure of electric drive with the help of the unit will be able to safely reach the port.

Although the design looks great, but for now it is only a render. It was revealed recently Yachting Cannes Festival. Its creators ensure that if it is a lot of interest, and all this suggests, this beautiful boat you get really Premium art.


New Horizons probe is so far that the stars look very different from the [MOVIE]

The device sent by NASA discovers a mysterious riddle for us the Kuiper Belt. Thanks to him we can do experiments and see if our understanding of the universe is right.

New Horizons probe, during his trip to the borders of the solar system, looked at two fascinating objects, namely the dwarf planet Pluto and the asteroid (486958) Arrokoth. Thanks to it we could get a glimpse into the history of the formation of the solar system. Now, the device traverses the endless spaces of the Kuiper Belt in search of the next object for study.

The researchers used recently are still well-functioning instruments on board the probe to carry images of the two stars. The aim of the experiment was to confirm the distance between the planet and the star Proxima Centauri and Wolf 359. The first of these is 4 light-years from us, and the other nearly 8 light years.

Unusually, the images taken by the device both stars are very different from those obtained by telescopes on the surface of the Earth, which you can see in the attached image. The probe is now up to 46 times farther than the distance separating the Earth from the sun. Apparently it’s the scale of the universe, but enough to have a star next to us other items on the background of more distant stars.

It is this fact, astronomers decided to use to measure the distance between the stars and the Earth new age tech online. The studies helped a parallax technique. It turns out that the data obtained coincide with our earlier calculations. We can therefore conclude that between our planet and the part of space there are some powerful gravity objects that have an impact on our mistaken perception of the distances to these stars.

The ability to determine the distance between nearby stars and the Earth is important for many reasons. The most important of them is the creation of a new kind of space navigation. Thanks to it we will be able to efficiently travel through space. Although now it sounds more like a sci-fi, but if you are going to become an interplanetary civilization and you will want to travel to distant planetary systems, we now need to learn how to precisely navigate spaceships.

On the occasion of Proxima Centauri moving subject, it is worth mentioning that this is the nearest star (besides the sun). For several years, sleepless nights astronomers from around the world, and this is due to the existence of a planet close to her called Proxima B, which can exist known to us or alien life forms.

The planet is located approx. 4 light years (40 trillion kilometers) from us, and is similar to the Earth, because it is the planet of stone and is located at a distance from its star, Proxima Centauri, that on the surface may be liquid water, and therefore, it is in the so-called. residential zone. Not only that, some time ago we heard the news that the system may be more planets.


Amazon wants to make payments … hand. No, it will not be a fingerprint

US giant more seriously talking about a completely new type of payment, thanks to which we will not have to carry anything beyond his own hand – whether it really has a chance to check out?

Amazon creates a very special stationary terminals for shops, where customers will be able to connect to your credit card information with their hands, later to pay without having to carry a wallet, documents or smartphone. The company wants that such payment systems appeared in cafes, pubs and other establishments where daily runs through the crowds of people, very often accustomed to their favorite places. And although at first glance, all this to facilitate our lives, it must be remembered that the tech giants do not really do anything for free.

And what is it this time? About the same as usual, or even greater access to our data, what Amazon might just earn well. Just moreover look at his previous experiments Financial, the auto shops that do not have to stop at the checkout to pay or digital wallet Amazon Pay payment at online retailers outside the Amazon – the same Jeff Bezos convinces the members of his management that is extremely important issue.

Anyway, plans for new terminals are still at an early stage and as informs The Wall Street Journal, citing its sources, Amazon has lead to this conversation with both Visa and Mastercard. What’s more, the company also had a talk with those offering credit cards as JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Co. and Synchrony Financial, who had expressed interest in making available such services to their customers. It does not change the fact that, according to the bank market giants giants still wonder if the likes of Amazon’s technology enablers giants want to be their partners or competitors tech stream.

Fears of possible exclusion from popular services, however, are stronger, so Amazon certainly will not have trouble finding takers. Anyway, there is still much to be done, and the biggest problem seems to protect clients against scammers who may wish to use the new system. Not without significance is the method of assigning cards to your hand (or will be in the store, or perhaps the headquarters of the bank, and perhaps Amazon has another idea?) And how to convince customers to bring to the company more their privacy, because as you know the giant He will keep at home about our purchases, which gives him a large field of possibilities. In short, we will watch with interest the case.


NASA showed how mice behave in space. “Positively surprised us”

This is the first time we can see the official tests in rodents, which for some time on board the International Space Station. Admittedly, the great cope.

Agency conducted on the Earth’s orbit, already thousands of different experiments GamesArtMovies. One of them is study the behavior of mice in a state of weightlessness. Work is not only due to the fact that they are a substitute for man, but it is also especially important if we are serious about the colonization of Mars, and it changes the other Earth. Small mammals will be very helpful in this.

NASA showed the footage, as mice are doing for them in the inhospitable conditions of microgravity. Although in the first hours of your stay in the cosmic home, the mice did not feel comfortable because it was hard to maintain their balance and hold the legs in food, however after a few days began to thrive on activities of daily living.

Unusually, they understand that a degrading state of weightlessness affects their muscles, thus determining their disappearance, and therefore began to run fast around the inside of the cage, like hamsters in a wheel, to artificially generate centrifugal force and gravity, as a result of that stimulate your muscles.

Scientists believe that such behavior is not only allowed them to keep their physical condition, but also they could in this way fight with the stress of new, space living conditions and stimulate the organ of balance. Acclimatization rodents suddenly went quickly and smoothly. A big surprise for the researchers was the fact that despite the felines microgravity conditions to carry out their daily activities associated with finding food, food and fur care in virtually the same way as it does in their natural environment, that is, on the surface of our planet.