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Tech news to know this week: October 4-10, 2022

Every day we wake up and drink a cup of coffee and get ready for work. Here are a few stories from around the tech world condensed to fit one cup of coffee. These are the things you need to know before you step out your door (or in front of a webcam) and step into the real world this morning.

So sit down, drink a glass, and start your morning right with a few “quick bytes.” Innovation and technology today.

The Nobel Prize was awarded to a Swedish scientist for the sequence of genes in Neanderthals

Swedish geneticist Svante Pääbo was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for his discoveries relating to the genomes of extinct hominins.

Pääbo has succeeded in recovering and analyzing ancient DNA to sequence the genome of Neanderthals, a relative of present-day extinct humans. He also discovered a previously unknown human relative, Denisova.

The discoveries proved crucial in determining the genetic difference between early hominins and Homo sapiens, and shed light on what makes modern humans unique to our ancient ancestors.

Pääbo . work It made it possible to accurately analyze the genetic characteristics of Neanderthals and helped shed light on how different types of humans mixed on this planet. During periods of coexistenceaccording to the WSJ.

Highlights of Amazon Fall events

Tuesday’s Amazon Fall event saw the announcement of several new products as well as updates to existing products. Some of the highlights included:

kindle writer: After years of anticipation, the Kindle finally has a stylus. Kindle Scribe allows users to write notes and annotate books and magazines. However, the new features come at a greatly upgraded price of $339.

Hala Rice: Amazon continues its expansion into the health and wellness market with a new body-monitoring alarm clock. The device uses a low-power radar sensor that measures body movements, such as the rise and fall of your chest as you breathe. Recognizing users’ apprehension of 24/7 recording, Halo Rise does not use cameras or microphones, and instead relies solely on its sensors.

Fire TV Cube and Fire TV: The latest upgrade to Fire TV introduces a new design that’s better suited to the aesthetics of the home. Amazon has also equipped it with a more powerful 2GHz octa-core processor, and an HDMI connection for TV passthrough. Taking advantage of the latter feature, users can switch to specific channels with voice commands. Along with the Fire TV Cube, Amazon offered $35 Alexa Voice Remote Pro.

A solar powered town near Fort Myers, Florida, suffers minor damage from Hurricane Ian

A town just 12 miles northeast of Fort Myers, Florida, has not experienced a power outage after Hurricane Ian due to its reliance on solar power and ingenious engineering.

Babcock Ranch, a town that calls itself “America’s First Solar-Powered Town,” has a solar panel array made up of 700,000 individual panels that generates more electricity than its 2,000 home neighborhoods. Since the town does not depend on an electric grid, it has been spared the major outages that neighboring areas suffer.

Babcock’s ranch is designed to withstand a hurricane. The streets of the neighborhood are designed to be flooded so that the houses will not be flooded. In a situation where hurricane damage is a significant risk, Babcock Ranch could prove to be a successful model for large-scale replication.

The new theory suggests that black holes are portals to another reality

A sci-fi theory that black holes are portals to another universe could have a basis in reality, according to a new theory.

In a paper published in the magazine physics letters b, Indiana University physicist Nicodim Poblawski presents new mathematical models of the spiral motion of matter falling into a black hole.

Models suggest that black holes can be tunnels to other universes – a concept also known as a wormhole.

According to Einstein’s equations of general relativity, the singularities created in the core of a black hole are very dense, but do not take up space.

On the contrary, Poplowski’s theory suggests that the matter that black holes absorb and seem to destroy is actually expelled and becomes the building blocks of galaxies, stars, and planets in another reality.

According to the new model, this could be how our universe began via the Big Bang.

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