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The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said today that a new model of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) was launched from the same submarine that participated in the test of an old SLBM model in 2016.

Photos released by KCNA show the new SLBM model is smaller than the old one and may be the model that was not shown at a defense exhibition in Pyongyang last week.

The smaller SLBM means the submarine can hold more missiles, although the range will be shorter. This will also push North Korea closer to commissioning a ballistic missile submarine (SSB).

KCNA said that the new SLBM is equipped with a modern guidance control technology system, including "the ability to move around and accelerate during the reentry phase".

"The new SLBM will make a great contribution to bringing North Korea's defense technology to the next level and strengthening the navy's undersea operating capability," according to KCNA.

The statement from KCNA came a day after South Korea's military said North Korea had launched a short-range missile believed to be an SLBM from off the east coast.
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OPPO recently revealed some new teaser images for the upcoming OPPO K9s smartphone in its home market of China. It is worth noting that OPPO confirmed that the device will be equipped with a "virtual mechanical keyboard" feature with an X-axis linear motor.

The teaser images show that OPPO is working with keyboard manufacturer Dujia to bring the vibration simulation function to the OPPO K9s virtual keyboard application.

This "virtual mechanical keyboard" will support 3 kinds of lighting effects, 4 different skins and 6 kinds of pressing feeling.

Of course, the X-axis linear motor will be used on this phone in reproducing the feeling of vibration, thereby simulating the feeling of typing like on real mechanical keyboards.

The X-axis linear haptics motor is inherently superior to the Z-axis and older rotor motors in that it is capable of generating stronger vibrations and can be tuned to dozens of situations, thereby bringing to a better vibration experience for users.

Regarding the configuration information, it is expected that OPPO K9s will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset, powered by a 5,000mAh high-capacity battery and support 30W VOOC fast charging.

The device has a 6.59-inch LTPS screen, supports Full-HD + resolution (1,080 x 2,412 pixels), 120Hz refresh rate and runs on Android 11 operating system. The device will be pre-installed with Android 11 operating system.

OPPO K9s will have a trio of 64-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel cameras. The front of the device is equipped with a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The power button on the right side of the device is integrated with a fingerprint scanner.
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Tianfeng International analyst Ming-Chi Guo stated in the latest report released today that Apple’s industrial design standards for AR/MR head-mounted display devices are much higher than those of competitors’ products, and they want to have them at the time of launch.

Complete software, ecology and services, so the mass production time may be postponed from 2Q22 to the end of 4Q22, and the supply chain revenue and profitable supply will be more significant in 2023.

Guo Mingchi said that AR/MR head-mounted display devices have far higher requirements for industrial design than mobile phones.

The reason is that the comfort of wearing involves too many design details. Therefore, we believe that Apple is still testing the best industrial design so far. plan.

Guo Mingchi also said that he is looking forward to the long-term trend of head-mounted display devices. We believe that head-mounted display devices will drive the next wave of user interface revolution, just like the multi-touch on the iPhone.

Head-mounted display devices will support diversified applications (productivity, social interaction, communication, multimedia and games, etc.), and will replace some consumer electronic products equipped with screens in the long run.

Among all head-mounted display device brand manufacturers, Apple is the company most capable of developing and promoting diversified applications.

Therefore, the delay in the mass production of Apple's AR/MR head-mounted display device means that it will take longer to establish a market consensus that the head-mounted display device can provide diversified applications.

According to Global Trends, Guo Mingchi also stated that the most noteworthy new head-mounted display device in 1H22 is Sony’s PS5 VR device. Since the main application is games (the same as existing VR devices), investment will be made within 6-12 months.

People still use game demand as a basis for judging investment in the hardware supply chain of head-mounted display devices.
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Recently, the International Space Station (ISS) has been tilted from its usual position in orbit. The cause of this was a collision with the Soyuz MS-18 while firing. This is the unexpected incident of the Soyuz MS-18 while on a mission.

The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, said: "The entire crew is mostly normal and is not in any danger. However, this is not the first time but the second time the ISS has encountered such emergency situations. Especially the situation was beyond the control of the crew when the propulsion in the new module suddenly fired unexpectedly."

On the morning of October 15, an unexpected accident occurred when Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky was conducting engine tests on the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft. This is a passenger ship, it has been docked with the ISS since April.

According to Leah Cheshier, a NASA spokesman, said: "While the period of engine testing is coming to an end, however, it is now dynamic." The propulsion continued to operate, leading to the ISS losing control of its orbital position at 4 pm on the same day. Immediately, the Russian authorities in Moscow and NASA headquarters in Houston quickly acted continuously for 30 minutes to fix the problem.

According to Roscosmos, the space station has temporarily returned to its normal position after the problem has been rectified. However, in addition to announcing the status of the ISS station, Roscosmos did not provide any further information about the incident.

Currently, communications between the spacecraft are fully connected, according to Timothy Creamer, NASA's flight director, "Russian propulsion can stop firing when it reaches its limit".

This is not the first time the Russian module has experienced problems in the air, before that in July, Russia docked the Nauka module with the space station in orbit.

However, after only a few hours, Nauka's propulsion suddenly went out of control, causing the ISS to rotate 540 degrees. In addition to endangering the crew, it also affects equipment outside the station.

This incident shows that it is necessary to take precautions and tighten safety regulations for the ISS Station, before the next docking in the future.
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Earlier, it was reported that spy photos of the electric car developed by Foxconn were circulating on the Internet, and now we finally have news of the new car.

Chinese media recently reported that Foxconn’s electric car will be released on October 18th, and as many as three models will be announced in one go, one of which is believed to belong to the C-Segment four-door coupe.

Foxconn released the new car vision and video through the official social platform, the video clearly shows the word FOXTRON on the front of the car. It is pointed out that this is the brand that Foxconn electric vehicles will use and it was named "Honghua Advanced" for the Chinese.

Although Foxconn has a wealth of experience in the foundry of electronic products such as mobile phones and computers, their electric vehicle production will be handled by the joint venture of its parent company Hon Hai Group and Taiwanese car manufacturer Yulon Motors. Yulon also owns its own car brand Luxgen.

The news refers to the three Foxconn electric cars, one of which is a four-door coupe of medium and large size, with the body style integrated with sports car elements, and the other two are SUVs and single-deck buses.

Like mainstream electric vehicles on the market, Foxconn will provide electric vehicles with OTA updates and different levels of autonomous driving assistance functions.
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Today's Venus may be a suffocating wasteland, but scientists have wondered if the planet was always so inhospitable. Previous studies have said that Venus is covered by deep blue oceans, the results of a new study are the opposite: Venus likely never can support oceans.

Venus, our nearest neighbor, is called Earth's twin because of the similarity in size and density of both planets. Just a little dissimilarity will make the two planets become completely different.

While Earth is the natural center for life, Venus is the opposite of a death-only planet with an atmosphere filled with toxic carbon dioxide. The sulfuric acid clouds and surface temperatures reach 462 degrees Celsius - hot enough to melt lead.

To understand how these two rocky planets evolved so differently, a team of astrophysicists decided to try to simulate the beginnings when the planets in our solar system began to form 4.5 billion years ago. They used climate models to look back in time to young Venus and Earth.

The "kiln" period:

More than 4 billion years ago, Earth and Venus were both furnaces, covered with magma everywhere. Meanwhile, the condition for ocean formation is that the temperature must be cool enough for water to condense and fall as rain for thousands of years. What secret has helped Earth have an ocean and Venus has to stay in place.

At that time, our sun was about 25% dimmer than it is now. But that won't be enough to help Venus cool, since it's the second-closest planet to the sun. So scientists wondered if the clouds could help Venus cool down.

Their climate model determined that clouds did contribute, but in an unexpected way. They gather on the night side of Venus, where they cannot shield the day side of the planet from the sun. Although Venus is not locked to the sun, and even faces a star on one side, the reason it never cools down is its extremely slow rotation.

Instead of shielding Venus from the heat and giving water vapor time to condense, night-side clouds contribute to the greenhouse effect, a dense atmosphere that keeps temperatures very high. With steady heat trapped for so long, Venus has become too hot to rain.

"The high temperature means that water can only exist as a gas, steam like in a giant pressure cooker," said Martin Turbet, lead author of the study and a researcher in the Department of Astronomy in the Department of Science. and the University of Geneva, said in a statement.

Why is Earth different?

Things could go the same way for Earth if our planet were a little closer to the sun or if the sun was as bright as it is now.

Because when the sun was dim billions of years ago, the Earth had enough time to cool down from its molten state, gradually water was formed and created the global ocean. Turbet wrote that the "weak young sun" was the key to the Earth's ocean formation.

“This is the complete reversal of the 'fading young sun paradox'. It has always been considered the greatest return to life-forming Earth, but it turns out that when the blue planet was young and very hot, such a sun was crucial to life," said Emeline Bolmont, co-author of the study. study author and professor at the University of Geneva.

Previously, scientists believed that if solar radiation were weaker than billions of years ago, the Earth would turn into a snowball. But the truth is quite the opposite. Studies also show that the rocky planets in the solar system have evolved in different ways.

Earth's oceans have existed for nearly 4 billion years. There is evidence that Mars was once covered with rivers and lakes between 3.5 billion and 3.8 billion years ago. But for now, there is little chance of Venus becoming a second Earth.

Not only for the solar system, the above research can also apply to exoplanets (planets outside our solar system).

"Our results have strong implications for exoplanets because they show that most of the planets thought to be capable of forming oceans fail to condense water," Turbet said. .

This is especially important for exoplanets around low-mass stars like TRAPPIST-1, which will be a key target for NASA and ESA's James Webb Space Telescope, launching study in December of this year.

The upcoming journeys to Venus will help test the theory put forward by Turbet and his team. “Our results are based on theoretical models and are an important foundation for answering this question. But it takes observation to determine the problem definitively! Let's hope that future space missions EnVision, VERITAS and DAVINCI+ will give us definite answers , " he stated.

The aforementioned NASA and European Space Agency mission, to be launched later this decade, could help scientists understand the most primitive surface feature on Venus called 'tesserae'. - holds evidence regarding the presence or absence of liquid on this planet," Turbet said.
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Apple believes that "abandoning Lightning will reduce creativity." However, Europe recently rejected Apple's argument.

The most affected company is Apple, because iPhones still charge using the Lightning port. At the time, Apple announced the decision would forcing all manufacturers to use USB-C as the standard charging port. This is not a big deal for Android brands, because they already use USB-C ports on most of their products.

Now, the EU continues to pour cold water on, saying that the proposal also takes into account better standards in the future.

“I don't see that it would crush innovation,” said Anna Cavazzini, chairperson of the consumer protection committee. “The proposal also says that, if a new standard better than USB-C emerges, we can adjust the regulations.”

It's not clear how the proposal will address the issue of standards better, but there will certainly be a transition from USB-C to a new standard. Evidently, the EU has guarded against provisions for better charging standards.

This is not the first time the EU has allayed concerns about the new proposal. Last month, an EU spokesperson confirmed that devices that only use wireless charging do not need to meet the USB-C port requirement.