Marshmello, a unique concert at the Fortnite World Cup

The closing of the Fortnite World Cup 2019 will be individual for many reasons on this Sunday.

First for the grand finale alone, to see if Saturday's record will be exceeded by spectators.

For the expected wink of Season 10 and also for the concert of Marshmello before everything starts.

The time of the concert and the competition is set to give the highest possible show in which it is undoubtedly the point of action of Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The spectacular New York stadium where the Marshmello concert and the concert will be combined with a few minutes apart Grand Final of the Fortnite World Cup.

As an unexpected bomb that few expected. On Friday it was Marshmello himself in an interview during the event with Ninja who confirmed that minutes before the grand finale he would give a special concert at the stadium.

The protagonist in the Battle Royale, Marshmello will have a precise time for the start of the concert and although the previous one is estimated for 18.30h. This Sunday, July 28, the official concert time will be at 7:00 p.m. just before the grand finale.

At least that is what Epic Games tells us in its particular statement, although we will be attached to the screen anyway at 6.30pm. (Spanish time) to not miss anything that happens in New York.

The Marshmello concert can be seen on all official channels that broadcast the Fortnite World Cup.

But many streamers and YouTubers are not giving the full signal, so it is safest to enjoy it on the official website of the competition.

Samsung confirms the launch of the Galaxy Note 10 Plus.

Although enough data have been leaked from the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, little was known about the premium model, the Note 10+. But today some local Samsung websites have leaked the existence of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus in two versions, with 256 and 512 GB of storage.

Samsung's local pages have leaked a new section dedicated to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+.

Confirming that it will have a hybrid SIM, and two versions with 256 GB and 512 GB of storage.

It will come with Android 9 Factory Pie.

Therefore we can be utterly sure that next August 7, the date of the official presentation, we will have two new Samsung phones: the Galaxy Note10 and the Note10 +.

According to the rumors leaked so far, the Samsung Galaxy Note Plus will have a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED display with a resolution of 3040 x 1440 pixels and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The processor chosen could be the newly announced Snapdragon 855 Plus, with 12 GB of RAM and the mentioned 256 or 512 GB of storage. Without a doubt, the most powerful mobile in the world.

The famous mole of the Evan Blass industry has stated that the Galaxy Note 10 Plus will feature a 4,300 mAh battery with a fast-charging capacity of 45 W (with separate charger).

In the cameras section, compared to a triple camera configuration of the Note10, the Note10 + could wear a fourth lens with Time-of-Flight technology, such as the Galaxy S10 5G, to improve portraits and augmented reality.

Artificial protein gives cells new powers.

The development of an artificial protein, which gives new capabilities to cells, marks the beginning of a new era for cell therapies.

Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco and the University of Washington have created an artificial protein.

Computer-designed and synthesized in the lab - that can be used to build radically new biological circuits within cells.

These circuits transform healthy cells into "smart" batteries that, according to their results, have unparalleled capabilities.

The finding that led to the study is that most cell therapies only work when the treatment is given at a specific time and dose. A little earlier or later, in a slightly larger or smaller proportion and the treatment may be ineffective or even dangerous. But often, doctors have no way of knowing when and how much to administer.

To solve this recurring problem, researchers have thought of a new solution.

"Smart" cells that function as small autonomous robots that can detect attacks or diseases could help when necessary and with the required dose.

All thanks to an artificial protein designed in the laboratory, LOCKR, whose composition is described in the journal Nature. According to the researchers, it has no equivalent in the natural world.

LOCKR is biotechnology that has been designed and built by humans from start to finish," says Dr. El-Samad.

That will enable us to address insolvent problems in biology, which will have significant implications in medicine and industry.

Hyper Taste, the artificial language imagined by IBM to identify liquids.

While until now, existing robots were not able to determine the flavor of foods and beverages.

The IBM Research team developed a robotic language that "tasted" different liquids and analyzed their composition.

In humans, the ability to appreciate a taste is the fruit of taste cells, with receptors and present on the tongue. An aptitude previously only shared with the animal genus, but which could well become common to robotic devices if one believes the progress made by the researchers of IBM.

In early July, the laboratories of the American giant computer have indeed presented Hyper Taste, an "e-tongue" that can analyze the composition of liquids. To arrive at this result, scientists have developed an artificial language with molecules capable of mimicking human receptors and emitting an electrical signal then interpreted by the robotics language.

"Fingerprints" and combinatorial analysis

The interpretation of the signal made by the artificial language constitutes a message, which can be described as "fingerprint" of the liquid.

Once established, the latter is sent to an application and downloadable on the smartphone. In total, the process takes less than a minute.

Technology that could benefit many sectors

During the presentation of the prototype, IBM Research researchers have shown that the e-tongue is already able to recognize and distinguish different types of water, an encouraging success. If the model improves and becomes operational on more complex fluids, many areas of activity could be turned around.

In the medical sector, for example, it could be used to analyze patients' urine almost instantaneously, thus avoiding the waiting time and costs incurred by a laboratory visit. The pharmaceutical industry could also benefit from the invention, which would eventually allow the analysis of liquids used in drug design.

In a lighter register, checking the authenticity of wine or judging the water quality of a lake or pool would be an easy undertaking and accessible to all. One of the strengths of the device: its relatively small shape, which makes it easily transportable and is "a real plus," according to Alexis Hounsou.

"Hyper Taste is quite representative of what we will be able to do in the coming years with artificial intelligence," he judges. Before concluding: "want to apprehend subjective notions, like the taste, through techniques pointed but not too cumbersome, it is entirely in the era of time. "

Robots in Future to Fill Up Labor Shortage Space

Failing to find qualified labor, an SME from Trois-Rivières, active in particular in the field of aeronautics, is equipped with robots.

MF2 Aero will have two at his service. Each device replaces three employees.

Robots are versatile.

In particular, they are assigned to the quality tests of the machined parts; a repetitive task recognized to be less rewarding for the employees.

It is explained that valuable human resources are instead reserved for value-added tasks.

"This year, we have a growth of 30%. It's tough for us to find the workforce, so that's the way we apply, automation, collaborative robotics. We are investing in it, "explains Frédéric Tremblay, CEO of MF2 Aér0.

Quebec City and Ottawa are providing significant financial support to the SME, which is investing just over $ 600,000 in new technology.

Automation is precisely a path that the Minister of Labor encourages businesses to borrow to compensate for the scarcity of the workforce.

"Not only does it improve the productivity of businesses, but it also increases their profitability," said Minister Jean Boulet.

MF2 Aero indicates that the well-being and retention of its workers is a priority. Recently, after requiring an additional effort over six weeks to complete a significant contract, the company's CEO invited all staff to a good restaurant and also offered gifts.

The SME also offered three students, in exchange for their service, to pay them during their training.

Aquanaut, a submarine that turns into a humanoid robot.

An American startup launches a new type of underwater robot reminiscent of the famous Transformers. Underwater, he can switch from a submarine design to a humanoid shape with arms and even ahead to perform manipulations.

Underwater exploration and maintenance robots have changed little over the last several decades, mainly due to the difficulty of operating in extreme conditions such as the seabed. An American startup, Houston Mechatronics Inc. (HMI), intends to change all this, by proposing a new type of robot reminiscent of the famous Transformers, capable of moving from a submarine with hydrodynamic contours to a humanoid shape with arms. And ahead to perform manipulations underwater.

The startup HMI has created a team of specialists in extreme conditions. One of the co-founders, Nic Radford, spent more than five years as Chief Engineer of NASA's Robotics Humanoid Robot Project. More than 25 of the 75 employees have already worked for the US Space Agency, a team that therefore combines many relevant experiences on the underwater robot project.

Current submarine robots fall into two categories. Autonomous robots (AUVs) usually have an elongated shape like a submarine to explore underwater and are only able to take photos and measurements with sensors. ROVs are typically connected to a boat by cables and are therefore limited in their movements. However, they are generally equipped with tools or arms to interact with the environment.

Aquanaut, a new submarine robot designed by engineers at HMI. Was created to intervene on the undersea installations of oil platforms.

Aquanaut combines the advantages of both types of robots. It does not use any cables and does not need to be attached to a ship. It, therefore, requires only a reduced team to launch it. It moves freely in the form of a submarine to reach equipment requiring intervention. Then, the hull lifts to release two arms capable of handling tools and a head containing all the sensors.
The robot is equipped with two stereoscopic cameras, a structured light sensor, and sonar to create a three-dimensional rendering of its environment.

The operator can then match them to a predefined model of the structure and then indicate a "turn the valve at 90 degrees" command indicating the coordinates.

They were able to use the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL), a large pool that allows astronauts to simulate weightlessness.

Aquanaut has passed its first test. This first version can operate up to 300 meters and is primarily a demonstration and development model. The team is planning a new version capable of moving over several hundred kilometers and diving at 3,000 meters.

Mini-robots, smaller than ants, printed in 3D

Researchers at Georgia Tech in the US have created a new type of tiny robot powered by ultrasonic vibrations or miniature speakers. Printed in 3D, this mini robot is only two millimeters long and weighs 5 milligrams.

A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States has developed tiny robots that work through vibration. In an article published in the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, scientists describe a "vibrobot" or "bristle bot," a tiny robot whose legs are made of bristles and an oscillating actuator that generates vibrations.

This kind of robot is already known and can be manufactured, for example, with a toothbrush head, a small motor, and an electric battery. The vibrations of the engine deform the flexible legs, which is enough to advance these little robots. The researchers' version differs in size, weighing only five milligrams and measuring two millimeters long, the size of the smallest of the ants. These robots have four or six legs, and titanium leads zirconate actuator with a thickness of 0.3 millimeters.

The robot's structure is created using a 3D lithography printing technique called two-photon polymerization (TPP). This technology uses a photopolymerizable material, which hardens in contact with a sufficiently strong light. A cube of this material in resin form is placed on the 3D printer. A laser moves to perform the printing, and the material polymerizes at the focal point of the laser. Once the structure is created within the cube, wash it to remove the excess, and discover the printed product. The process is fast enough to test many different configurations, but researchers would like to find a more efficient way to create hundreds or thousands of them.

These tiny robots are only two millimeters long, 1.8 millimeters wide, and 0.8 millimeters thick, for a weight of 5 milligrams. The size is not limited by the printer, capable of making smaller robots, but by the strength of adhesion. Smaller robots may adhere to the surface on which they are laid and may be impossible to separate from the forceps used to catch them.

They are so small that there is no suitable battery.

In this configuration, the actuator inside the robots could be used to produce an electric current, for example, to onboard power sensors.

They resonate at a vibration frequency around 6.3 kHz, but the size and shape of the robots influence the exact rate.

The researchers can, therefore, vary the frequency and amplitude of the vibrations to order more specifically individual robots. Researchers want to create a control system by combining two sensors of unequal sizes that would respond to different frequencies.

The team of scientists also wants to develop robots that can jump and swim so that they can face the real conditions outside the laboratory.