Qantas completes a record flight of 19 hours to test the limits of air traffic.
The Australian airline completed the first commercial nonstop flight from New York City to Sydney as part of a project to investigate the effects of very long flights – in this case 19 hours and 16 minutes. The study measured brainwaves, melatonin and general attention of pilots, while passengers helped gauge the effectiveness of jet lag measures such as changes in cabin lighting and meals. Travelers even participated in exercises on board.
As part of Project Sunrise, Qantas & # 39; s greater ambition to examine health on long-haul trips, there are two more flights. A flight from London to Sydney is scheduled for November. However, there is a major obstacle that could prevent flights like this from happening regularly: the number of people. With only 49 passengers and crew members flying aboard a Boeing 787-9, which typically holds 280 passengers, Qantas had to severely restrict the number to save fuel.
Dark mode can significantly extend the battery life of OLED iPhones.
Dark mode is a key feature of iOS 13, but can it really extend the battery life of your iPhone? If this is a newer model with an OLED screen, the answer seems to be a clear yes, according to the tests conducted by PhoneBuff. They used robotic devices to perform identical tasks on two iPhone XS testers, one in bright and one in dark mode. This included watching a YouTube video, using Twitter, navigating with Google Maps, and chatting with the News app.
At the end of the test, the light mode of the iPhone XS was deactivated, while the dark mode still had 30 percent of the battery life. The benefits come from the OLED screens found on devices like the iPhone X, XS and 11 Pro. When OLED pixels are turned off, they do not consume power while dark pixels on normal LCD phones emit some light. (This is also the reason why OLED phones have better contrast ratios than LED models.)
The Honda Accord Hybrid is a budget sedan.
Honda is known for its mature and durable vehicles. No wonder the 2020 Accord Hybrid is just that and much more. Does it Impress Your Car Nerd Friends? Probably not. Does it impress your bank account and your family? Yes it will. According to Roberto Baldwin, our six-foot-and-the-rest editor, it's comfortable and spacious with an impressive amount of technology for the price. There will also be a combined rating of 48 miles per gallon. For people who are looking for a vehicle in which the passengers are not crammed together, but rather do not want to jump on the SUV station wagon, the Accord Hybrid is a must. Besides, it's great for the big people in the world.
NASA's InSight Lander can finally dig a hole for its Mars heat probe.
19659004] NASA's "mole" counterpart should dig a hole so a probe can measure the heat that escapes from within Mars, but since February he has not made much progress – he had do not even bury yourself. Finally it makes progress. The arm was struggling with unusually rough ground, but the team found that he could get the friction he needed by shoving his robotic arm against the probe.
It is still moving slowly. The mole has only dug three quarters of an inch since October 8, but it could be up to 16 feet deep. However, this will take some time.
The Los Angeles Fire Department wants to double its drone fleet.
Los Angeles fire chief battalion chief Richard Field intends to double the drone fleet just five months after partnering with DJI. In addition to the existing 11 drones, the new "specialized resources" such as crews dealing with hazardous substances would help with the search and rescue in the city and the rescue of water. Existing units provide clearer views of flames and help create maps for forest fires.
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