Early Bird: SpaceX celebrates another notch. Robots against Coronavirus. Sylvester Stallone is on screen again
The new week has barely began, but we already know who started it successfully: for example, SpaceX, which launched an exceptional flight into space. But it's not the only one! Sylvester Stallone is also doing well, we'll see him next year in the sequel of The Suicide Squad, and Samsung introduced a new type of a screen.
A protest from the living room
How to express your opinion while maintaining social isolation? The Million Moments Association came up with a solution: they're holding a demonstration against the Prime Minister Andrej Babiš in the evening. Online.
"If it weren't for the pandemic, we would meet at Letná. That's not possible now, but it will definitely not stop us! We need to express our views out loud and we need to do it right now. We'll be protesting at home yet publicly, alone yet together,"
the association explains. Actor Milan Šteindler, documentary filmmaker Olga Sommerová, activist Monika Pajerová, economist Daniel Münich and comedian Adéla Elbel all accepted the invitation. The chairman of the STAN movement, Vít Rakušan, the chairman of the Pirates, Ivan Bartoš, and the senator Miroslava Němcová are to speak on behalf of the opposition.
SpaceX is celebrating
SpaceX is headed to the International Space Station (ISS)! A rocket called the Crew Dragon took off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying four astronauts on board.
It should land on the ISS on Tuesday around 5am Central European Time, with the crew remaining at the station for another five to six months. Originally, the rocket was supposed to launch on Saturday, but due to bad weather, the launch was postponed. The current mission is exceptional, especially because it's the first full-fledged NASA mission to send a crew into space on board of a ship owned by a private company.
A screen wherever you look
In recent years, the mobile phone manufacturers have been doing their best to one up each other with who will come up with a more revolutionary innovation in phone screens. Samsung has now re-entered the game: after the technology giant has released a series of smartphones with flexible screens, the South Korean company is now taking their plans to the next level. They want to create a phone that will be made 100% of screen. What does that mean? The leaked patent from Samsung suggests that the phone should have a screen on both sides, front and back. The camera wouldn't be visible until ejected.
Typhoon in Vietnam
In the previous weeks it raged in the Philippines, now the Typhoon Vamco has arrived in Vietnam. The storm struck the northwest of the country near the city of Da Nang at a speed of 150 kilometers per hour. Despite the fact that it's weakening and will continue in this trend, there is a risk of floods and landslides. The country therefore warned almost half a million people.
Earlier, the typhoon raged in the Philippines, where 67 people died. It became the deadliest storm of this year in the country.
Robots against coronavirus
Since India is the country with the second highest number of Covid-19 patients in the world, several hospitals have decided to involve robots in the fight alongside the medics.
The company from Bangalore, India, Invento Robotics, therefore designed three robots that can handle various tasks from disinfecting surfaces, through answering patient questions to video consultations with doctors. Through them, patients can also connect with their loved ones.
So far, the company has delivered eight of them. The most popular model is called Mitra, which means Friend, and costs around 220,000 CZK. It can recognize faces and associate them with names. It can also independently move around the hospital.
The legend is back on screen
Sylvester Stallone continues to prove that age is just a number. Even though he's way over seventy for some time now, he refuses to be discouraged from acting and his schedule is still full. And what keeps him busy? For example, starring in the upcoming sequel to The Suicide Squad, which is set to hit the theaters next year.
In addition to Stallone, the film will also feature Margot Robbie, Pete Davidson, Idris Elba, John Cena and Viola Davis. Stallone even updated us with a post from the filming production:
"Working with this incredible Director on this astounding project has made this an amazing year. I am a very lucky man to be surrounded by such talent."
However, it's still unknown what character Stallone will play.
And that's all from us for today! We wish you a pleasant day and to start the new week with the greatest possible commitment. As the American philanthropist John Davison Rockefeller has already said: