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Early Bird: Trump released from the hospital. Apple is preparing a self-healing display. Batman has been postponed

Linda Veselá
06.Oct 2020
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Prezident Donald Trump v Bílém domě bez roušky

Apple's display will be able to heal itself! The wayward Donald Trump, who was released from the hospital and dropped his face mask as soon as he could, approaches his illness in the same way. And what else happened? The Early Bird is here to keep you in the loop!

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Reconstruction and construction of affordable housing in Prague

Prague cen look forward to reconstruction and construction of new flats! Prague councilors agreed to release more money from the Affordable Housing Development Fund. However, the council has yet to agree.

Most of the money will go to the reconstruction of the former Sandra hostel in Prague 11. 174 flats should be built there.

For the remaining money, 49 empty flats will be repaired and nine new ones will be built. The building and reconstruction will take place in Prague 7, Prague 10, Prague-Lysolajy, Prague 3 and Prague-Vinoř. Councilor Adam Zábranský provided the following outline of the project:

"We have set clear conditions for the distribution of money for the development of affordable housing in urban areas. In this case, 74 newly built or renovated flats, including part of the former hostel, will be made available to the capital city of Prague permanently or for the period of ten years."

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Muž v bílém obleku opravuje zeďSource:

Trump left the hospital. In a big style

US President Donald Trump has received further criticism. Shortly after his release from the hospital, he arrived at the White House and addressed Americans in a video, urging them not to be afraid of contracting the coronavirus. This was despite the fact that the disease has killed more than 200,000 Americans and Trump himself ended up in the hospital because of it.

Upon getting out of the helicopter, the president was still wearing a face mask. However, when he began to pose for photos, he quickly removed it.

"Don't let it control you. Don't be afraid of it."

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Prezident Donald Trump v Bílém domě bez roušky
Prezident Donald Trump v Bílém domě bez rouškySource: Profimedia

Apple is planning to introduce a "self-healing" display

Apple has applied for a patent for a display that will be able to fix itself. The company would like to use it for their planned foldable smartphones. The display should be able to do exactly what its name suggests - repair itself in the event of damage.

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Prezident Donald Trump v Bílém domě bez roušky
Prezident Donald Trump v Bílém domě bez rouškySource: Profimedia

According to the patent report, the self-healing function of the display works by repairing the protective layer of the display with light, heat and electricity while the device is folded. The function can be initiated by the user, but it can also start automatically.

Other mobile phone manufacturers, such as Samsung and Motorola, are already producing foldable phones, but the self-healing display function could give Apple a competitive advantage. The Samsung Galaxy Fold phone faced problems with durability, including the integrity of the display. LG, on the contrary, has already tried to introduce the self-healing function, but it wasn't very successful. It failed to protect the display even from minor scratches.

We won't get to see the next Batman any time soon

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We've recently learned that it will take a long time before we get to see the new James Bond or the Dune. And now, Batman is oining the list of postponed films. We might be able to see it on the big screen in 2022.

The news came shortly after Cineworld announced that it would temporarily close all its cinemas in the United States and the United Kingdom due to unsatisfactory sales. As a result, about 7,000 screens will be temporarily gone. That led Warner Bros. to rethinking their distribution strategy.

For the new Batman in particular, however, postponement could actually be a blessing. The production has already been halted once when the film's protagonist, Robert Pattinson, tested positive for coronavirus in September.

A briefcase instead of a white cane

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Slepá žena jde po ulici s holíSource:

Orientation at the airport is demanding pretty much for everyone. And try to imagine wandering there blindly! IBM researcher Chieko Asakawa has to face this challenge on regular basis. On her quest to find a better alternative, Asakawa invented a hi-tech briefcase that helps her cross the airport safely and efficiently.

The briefcase features built-in cameras and sensors (similar technologies can be found, for example, in self-driving cars) and uses artificial intelligence to map the environment. Using a mobile application, the user enters his or her desired destination, the briefcase plans the route and guides the person by the means of vibrations in the handle.

Pilot tests are soon to take place in populated areas - at airports or in shopping malls.

Elon Musk's first government contract for satellites

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Falcon 9 vypustil další satelity Starlink a vrátil se zpět
Falcon 9 vypustil další satelity Starlink a vrátil se zpětSource:

Pentagon has taken interest in Musk's missile tracking satellites. And, in addition to the Pentagon Award, SpaceX also won its first ever government contract to produce satellites - for $ 149 million.

SpaceX has recently been known mainly for its upcoming satellite constellation Starlink. It is the factory in Redmont, where these satelites are manufacturesd, that would be used also for the Pentagon contract. The company would produce four satellites with a widescreen infrared rocket tracking sensor supplied by a subcontractor.

Luxusní vila na prodej - Klánovice - 465m
Luxusní vila na prodej - Klánovice - 465m, Praha 9

And that's all from us for today! We wish you a beautiful day, ideally filled with as much laughter as possible. The British comedian Charlie Chaplin already knew that:

"A day without laughter is a day wasted."

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