In everyday life, stillness is an illusion. Not so in this lab, where scientists rendered an object as motionless as the laws of physics permit.
A geoengineering nonprofit wants to spread silicate beads over polar sea ice to prevent the absorption of heat, but some scientists have their doubts.
As part of Apple’s Advanced Manufacturing Fund, Apple is investing $ 250 million in Corning, a supplier that has been working on glass for the iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad. Apple had previously invested $ 200 million in May 2017.
The company says that the new investment will support research and development for precision glass processes. While Corning has supplied glass to Apple for every generation of iPhone and iPad, Apple says that glass in the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro is even tougher than before. Apple also uses glass for the back of the device in order to enable wireless charging.
As Apple mentioned before, the company has spent $ 60 billion with 9,000 American suppliers in 2018. It represents 450,000 jobs.
Today’s investment is part of a commitment to spend billions of dollars in U.S.-based companies with its Advanced Manufacturing Fund in order to build new facilities and help manufacturers. Apple originally planned to invest $ 1 billion, but it has deployed the entire initial fund.
Apple has now spent $ 1 billion out of its $ 5 billion subsequent fund. For instance, Apple has invested $ 390 million in Finsar, the maker of the TrueDepth camera and $ 10 million in Elysis, an aluminum maker.
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New tabletop sensors could be sensitive enough to glimpse gravitational waves and even dark matter particles.
HP today announced the Pavilion 27 and it looks spectacular. This is the first display that offers a QLED screen — HP calls it by it’s official name Quantum Dot — that’s on glass instead of film. The differences should be clear. When offered on glass, the images are sharper and cleaner — though so is the glare. I like glass displays.
This is a big step forward in the display world and should open up opportunities for additional products both larger and smaller. This screen offers over a billion different colors.
The Pavilion 27 is also HP’s thinnest screen to date. Most of it is just 6.5mm thick though the bottom of the display, where the ports and power supply lives, is much thicker. This screen cannot be mounted flush on a wall and that’s a sham.
Connectivity options include USB-C, DisplayPort and HDMI. It will be available in March for $ 399.
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