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Hackathon of esa, nasa jaxa: with satellite data against corona and climate crisis

Hackathon of ESA, NASA & AMP; Jaxa: with satellite data against Corona and climate crisis

The space agencies in europe, the USA and japan organize a hackathon to better use data from earth observation programs and overlook the consequences of the corona pandemic. The ESA, the NASA and the jaxa now participate, should take place the event of 23. Until 29. June. The hackathon should therefore take place virtually and the participants: inside with expert: connect the inside of the room travel agencies. Various challenges should be solved, the victorious team becks a integration of their technology that "earth observation dashboard".

A year "EO-dashboard"

With the hackathon, the parties want to celebrate the first birthday of this dashboards. The european portal had been opened in june 2020 and combines satellite data of the EU earth observation program copernicus with analysis of environmental parameters and measured values of human activities. It should, above all, should make the afterweight of the then young coronavirus pandemic, the first lockdown, and the then ongoing phase of the interim recurrence of the economy of the economy, transparent to the smallest regions transparent. Meanwhile, the ESA cooperates with the partners from the US and japan.

On the basis of data collected in space, for example, changes in the air and water quality, as well as economic and human activities, can be seen in-lovingly industry, shipping, construction, traffic and agricultural productivity. New applications should now be developed in the hackathon, in the area of several specific challenges, for example to greenhouse gases. Further details and the registration form is available on a specially furnished website. To participate, those are explicitly interested, which never before "chopped" to have.

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Functograph: scientists build production robots from cheap 3d printers

Functograph: Scientists build production robots from cheap 3D printers

The robot-built and functographed by a team of meiji university tokyo can not only print individual parts such as toothbraders, levers or retail parts, but also assemble them fully automatically to a finished machine. The robot is even fahig to use the so built machine.

Functograph: Scientists build production robots from cheap 3D printers

The coffee muple assembled by the functograph is also served by the robot.

This is possible on the one hand through specially manufactured mounting tools, which can be attached to the printhead of the creality printer, and with which the printed parts are recorded, can be positioned and thus can be converted together. These tools are software control, so that the optimal, as well as 3D-printed manipulator is also available for more complicated transgrets, which is also available.

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Soon only with gruner plaque in the city

Soon only with gruner plaque in the city

Munchen, 13. November 2009 – for three years, a ban on transport for cars without environmental badges has been considered in many german cities. While you have so far been allowed in many places with yellow and partly with red sticker, the scheme will now spark in many city.

In berlin and hanover only with grun

The strongest affects berlin and hanover. There can be from 1. January 2010 only cars with gruner plaque in the zone. Also in frankfurt am main goes from 2010 the level two, but there can be yellow and grun to the center. In munchen, the same form of the level starts two only in october 2010. Only with gruner plaque in the city may be allowed am main from 2012 and at the isar from october 2012. Currently, the city of stuttgart announced that already from 1. July 2010 vehicles with red plaque no longer in the environmental zone can be retracted – one and a half years earlier than originally planned. How the changes are handled in the individual municipalities is best to learn the websites of the respective city.

Exceptions for vintage cars

In many of the city there are exceptions for the entrance to the environmental zone. For example, severely handicapped with the mark "AG", "H" or "BI" in the ID card also without a badge. Even vintage cars with H license plates are freed from the scheme. For two- and three-bread you do not need a badge. Limit: quads and trikes must be approved as a motorcycle or agricultural and forestry machine. Residents, removal trolleys, craftsmanship or vehicles with a foreign at the age of foreigners, on the other hand, are not freed from the plaque obligation.

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Closing ceremony for the lamborghini murcielago

Closing ceremony for the lamborghini murcielago

Sant’agata bolognese (italy), 8. November 2010 – A sports car legend is retiring: the last murcielago rolled off the assembly line at lamborghini’s main plant in sant’agata bolognese, italy, in mid-may 2010. The in "arancio atlas" lacquered LP 670-4 superveloce has the production number 4099 and was delivered to switzerland. The murcielago is the most built lamborghini twelve-cylinder of all time.

Meeting of icons

On the 5th. November 2010, the end of murcielago production was celebrated in the factory with an exhibition of the V12 models from four decades. Then the lambo legends such as the 350 GT, the miura, the countach and the diablo accompanied the last murcielago as farewell. The super sports car presented in 2001 initially carried a V12 with a displacement of 6.2 liters and 580 hp in front of the rear axle. The power increased over 640 hp to up to 670 hp in the superveloce, or SV for short. The SV pushes to 100 km / h in just 3.2 seconds, and propulsion only ends at 342 km / h.

The successor starts in 2011

In the murcielago the central tunnel and the floor are made of carbon fiber, the same applies to parts of the skin. This lightweight construction philosophy is to be further developed in the successor to the murcielago announced for 2011. The sesto elemento study at the 2010 paris motor show gave an initial outlook.

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Short film festival on the farm

From 90 seconds to 40 minutes: the short film lives and is particularly interesting for new and independent artists

If you start first movie trials, this is rarely in typical feature film length of 90 minutes: even if the material costs in the video age are no longer the problem, the format is first not exactly creative. Short stories are easier to give an unexpected turn

The small town gives way to bavaria is close to buchloe in the district of ostallgau and this in turn is still well reachable by munchchen. Nevertheless, you are in the middle of the country, which makes it possible to acquire a whole farm favorable and to make a cultural center from it, as realized in the soft courtyard house, in which alternatively to high-tech is all possible space.

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Arab signs against wildbiesler

Bangladesh uses the sacral image of the crossroads

The bavarian language knows words, for which there is no really good correspondence in the high german. For example "wildbiesler". This is a (mostly manual) person who performs your emergency in places that are not intended for it. Of course, this happens under alcohol influence – for example at the munchner oktoberfest, where resident wildbiesler increasingly perceive as a problem.

Therefore, a resident has reasonably confidenced such persons to film and show the videos on youtube. However, this could lead to legal problems in germany. The council of the police to turn to them instead of the youtube public, however, is little practical because they will let at least wild biesler until a patrol car is coming.

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Scrappage scheme: associations demand more security for car buyers

Car buyers who want to take advantage of the scrappage scheme for old cars should not be disadvantaged if they choose a model with a long delivery time. Who buys a new car until the middle of the year, must get the 2500 euros guaranteed, demands the central association of german motor trades (ZDK). This would create more security for the buyers and would "hectic from the market" ZDK press spokesman helmut blumer said the leipziger volkszeitung (LVZ). The federation leads in this connection discussions with the federal office BAFA responsible for the application processing as well as the federal ministry of economics.

The ZDK, which represents the interests of nearly 40.The ZDK, which represents the interests of almost 40,000 vehicle dealers and repair shops in germany, is calling for the date of the purchase contract to be used as the cut-off date for receiving the premium, rather than the date of delivery of the new vehicle, as is currently the case. As the funds for the scrappage scheme are limited to a maximum of 600.000 payments are capped and BAFA only processes applications in the order in which they are received that include a certificate of registration for the new car, buyers of cars with longer delivery times are at a disadvantage. The ADAC also points this out, but instead of changing the cut-off date regulation, it calls for the cost cap for the "environmental pram".

According to a survey by the ZDK, around one million people want the scrappage bonus "in any case" use the scrappage scheme, according to the LVZ further. Although there is a question mark over the validity of a survey that was conducted less than four weeks after the announcement of the scrappage scheme, it is impossible to predict how many applications BAFA will receive in the coming months. According to the BAFA’s regularly updated list of receivables, to date 34.210 applications have been received by the authority to date.

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Bmw and toyota cooperation cooperation

BMW delivers toyota’s art diesel engines and works closely with the japanese in research. Both corporations agreed on thursday in tokyo a corresponding partnership – and want to examine further projects. This has the clearance of 28.11. 2011 confirmed. For the munchner it is the first cooperation with a japanese manufacturer. "We see our partnership as an important step waiting," said BMW sales board ian robertson at a press conference on the edge of the tokyo motor show in the japanese capital. With the alliance of the manufacturer, the auto industry is a cooperation richer and stronger the trend to cooperate competitors.

The two manufacturers want to work together in basic research for battery technology, especially in the further development of lithium-ion technology, which is considered important key technology for the development of electromobility. "It clearly makes sense for two experienced and innovative companies, their strength and experience to bundling", said BMW development board klaus draeger. Toyota applies approximately to hybrid drives as a guided. The batteries are important for both the coupling of combustion and e-motors, but also for pure electric vehicles probably the crucial component.

BMW also supplies toyota both with 1,6- and with 2.0-liter diesel engines. The japanese industry giant wants to use the economical engines mainly to expand its own pallet of consumable vehicles. Over stucco numbers and the financial framing data, the companies did not give any information.

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On all fours: noble four-wheeled combi in the duel

On all fours: noble four-wheeled combi in the duel

Munchen, 19. June 2008 – who calls a limousine or combination of the upper middle class, especially as of german production and with six cylinders, it was allowed to be out of the most coast – these dates are on company parks or on noble shopping braided expression of it that you can brought to something. Therefore, therefore, hurt this caliber’s gross interest among car fans, because who wife, maybe you can also make it even the upgrade of vectra kombi or passat variant to the top trio from german land. Reason enough for us to take the all-wheel variants of audi A6 avant, BMW 5 series touring and mercedes E-class T-model – with automatic transmission – once more closely under the magnifying glass.

Engine / gear

A greater topic in the car is and remains the decision between diesel and gasoline. Apart from the kilometers hazard, the environmental contract, growing uncertainty about the development of fuel prices as well as taxpayers and not to forget the acquisition costs, above all, the different driving characteristics of the two engine principles play a crucial role. With our comparison we have with the audi A6 avant quattro 3.0 TDI a self-cord two petrol models, the BMW 530xi touring and mercedes E 350 T model 4matic, opposite.

From 233 to 272 hp

The engine with the nominal lowest performance has in this trio as well as the audi. The three-liter diesel of the ingolstadter makes 233 hp and accelerates the A6 avant in 7.4 seconds to tempo 100. The munchner competitor also calls a three-liter aggregate its own. Here are 272 horses and a fleet acceleration time of 7.1 seconds on the have side. Under the bonnet of the mercedes E 350 a 3.5 liter coarse gasoline engine operates, which also generates a power of 272 hp. For the 100 km / h sprint, the stuttgart luxury vice uses exactly 7.4 seconds.

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Storage for eternity

Storage for eternity

Backup and archive are not completely completely different things. While a backup serves to avoid sudden data loss, the archive should preserve important files for a long time. Of course, the same files can be put into backup and archive, but actually the archive should consist mainly from really rechargeable data.

But what data is included in the archive and in which formats? In the C’t 22/2020, we give indications in focus on long-term archiving. Collection values are especially personal documents such as the diploma thesis or photos of the family. The diploma thesis will hardly be repeated, but at least print out again – so for such documents is best suited the archive format PDF / A. Overall, open formats are better suited as a proprietare and widespread better than exotics: an image viewer for JPG files is probably still in 20 years can still be skipped, and at the moment you put the source code of an open source viewer in the archive.

Long-term storage media

But where do you save your archive? The own backup was often allowed to lie on an external hard drive, and as well, an archive is quite good – under certain conditions. Because a no longer needed hard drive from an old notebook is not suitable for long-term archiving, it is better to use a new device for that. Nevertheless, it should occasionally make sure that the data is still legible and copying it every few years to a new hard disk.

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