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Early bird: The French took to the streets. The Moon is getting internet. A bubbled-up concert

Linda Veselá
19.Oct 2020
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Are you ever upset by the quality of your internet connection? Now you'll have all the more reason. Soon, the Moon may have a better wireless signal than your mobile device. And if the possibility of connecting to the internet on another planet doesn't seem futuristic enough to you, you can have a look with us at what form concerts could take in the future.

Prague is preparing new boarding houses

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Pohled na MěsícSource:

Prague wants to purchase facilities for short-term accommodation for people in social need or members of key professions, such as firefighters, police officers or paramedics. These should be boarding houses, hostels or apartment buildings that could accommodate up to 500 people in total. The Prague City Council has already approved its intention to announce a public tender for the purchase of these facilities. Adam Zábranský, Councilor for Housing and Transparency, specified the plans:

"Other upcoming projects include, for example, a city rental agency, a fund to help paying tenancy deposits, various types of guarantees for private landlords or contact points for housing."

The French marched to honor the memory of a murdered teacher

Tens of thousands of Frenchmen took to the streets to honor the murdered high school teacher Samuel Paty. He used to lecture on freedom of speech and showed his students a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad. On Friday, a young man of Chechen origin cut off his head in a Parisian suburb.

People gathered in Paris, Marseille, Lyon and other large cities throughout France. Many protesters brought with them signs with the words #JeSuisProf. The event was also supported by the editors of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

"We are not afraid. You will not divide us. We are France!"

tweeted Prime Minister Jean Castex, who joined the Paris rally

Tweets from the Moon?

It may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but it's true: in order for NASA to reach its goal of building a base on the Moon by 2028, it has offered companies $ 370 million to place various technologies on its surface. Among them is a 4G network.

The project is being implemented by the research company Bell Labs, which belongs to Nokia. It received $ 14.1 million for the project. But if you thought the astronauts would be using the network to update their Facebook statutes, you'd be wrong.

Luxusní byt na prodej Praha - 320m
Luxusní byt na prodej Praha - 320m, Praha 5

It's probably not going to be a blanket coverage, the network will be available only in certain areas. According to Bell Labs, astronauts should be using the network for data transmission, navigation and video streaming. Wireless internet should provide a more stable and reliable way of communication. And just like on Earth, it should be upgraded to 5G in the future.

As soon as the news spread, the Internet was immediately flooded with jokes saying that, thanks to the flat landscape of the Moon, the connection could be faster than that on Earth...

Concerts during the epidemic

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Prodej luxusního bytu, Praha 1 - Nové Město, Praha 1

Are you also upset about not being able to see your favorite band live because of coronavirus? American alternative band The Flaming Lips solved the problem with soocial distancing measures in their own unique way. To protect everyone from the coronavirus, both the band and the audience were dancing in giant transparent bubbles.

The band had already used inflatable bubbles during their performances before the pandemic. This time, they ordered a hundred of them from China, enabling a unique event in Oklahoma City to happen.

New York wedding for tens of thousands of guests cancelled

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The gigantic wedding of Orthodox Jews in New York, which was supposed to be attended by about 10,000 guests, will not take place. This is due to coronavirus concerns. The grandson of a well-known Hasidic rabbi was supposed to exchange vows with his bride. However, the measures currently in place in New York do not allow a wedding to by attended by more than 50 people.

This further escalates tensions between the Orthodox community and the city of New York, after authorities had put certain neighborhoods under quarantine. Orthodox Jews have also been criticized for violating anti-coronavirus measures because of their customs and traditions.

New Ariana Grande

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Pop diva Ariana Grande has announced the release of her new album! The star surprised her fans by letting them know about her plans on Twitter. She would like to release the album into the world this month.

It will be Ariana's sixth album overall, but its name hasn't been revealed yet. Earlier this year, though, Grande revealed that she was collaborating with the American singer and rapper Doja Cat.

And that's all from us for today! We wish you a pleasant start to the new week and don't be afraid to do what you like. As Seneca said:

"While we waste our time hesitating and postponing, life is slipping away."

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