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The Morning After: The effects of working in space

After 355 days aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Mark Vande Hei returns to Earth each a NASA report holder and a modified man. Though his run was not so long as Peggy Whitson’s 665 cumulative days spent in microgravity, Vande Hei’s accomplishment remains to be one of the longest single stints in human spaceflight — and makes him the topic of intensive analysis into the effects of zero-gravity on people.

Though NASA’s Human Research Program has spent 50 years finding out the effects of spaceflight on the human physique, the total influence of long-duration space journey has but to be exhaustively researched. As humanity’s enlargement into space accelerates in the approaching a long time, extra individuals can be going into orbit — and going a lot farther — and the medical wants clearly improve together with this. Andrew Tarantola outlines the place the analysis is headed.

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Canada has outlined its Emissions Reduction Plan, which would require all new passenger automotive gross sales to be zero-emissions fashions by 2035. The authorities will steadily put stress on automakers, requiring “at least” 20 % zero-emissions gross sales by 2026, pushing steeply to 60 % by 2030. Officials did not say whether or not this utilized to a make’s product combine or just the quantity of vehicles offered.

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First, the early adopters check the waters.

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A Reddit consumer wrote to Craig Federighi, Apple’s Vice President of Software Engineering, to ask how iOS auto-updates work. Federighi responded, revealing that Apple steadily releases “new iOS updates by first making them available for those that explicitly seek them out in Settings, and then 1-4 weeks later (after we’ve received feedback on the update) ramp up to rolling out devices with auto-update enabled.” Generally, this implies it takes a couple of weeks for iOS auto-updates to achieve everybody’s iPhone and, in the case of iPadOS, iPad.

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It’s fairly late.

Google has begun rolling out a brand new replace for its iOS YouTube TV app. Now each iPhone and iPad customers have picture-in-picture performance. To watch one thing in PiP mode, swipe up from the underside of the display. The video will robotically resize and transfer throughout your gadget’s show. You’ll have to be operating iOS 15 or newer — and ensure your app is updated.

It’s taken its time: Apple’s cellular working system has supported picture-in-picture performance on iPad since iOS 13 and iPhone since iOS 14. The function has additionally been obtainable on the company’s important YouTube app since final year.

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This is the second delay in as many months.

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Intel’s lastly supplied a glimpse of its Arc A-series Limited Edition video card, which is arriving someday this summer time — sure, which means one other delay. There are not any specs or costs, sadly, however the double-height design and twin-fan cooling clarify this goals instantly at players. Early Arc desktop GPUs are anticipated to help a raft of fashionable options, together with hardware-accelerated ray tracing and AI-based supersampling. It’s nonetheless too quickly to say if Arc desktop fashions will supply actually aggressive efficiency. NVIDIA ought to ship its first Ampere Next-based GPUs (doubtless the RTX 40 collection) later this year, and AMD will comply with swimsuit with the Radeon RX 7000 collection.

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