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The largest X-ray laser to step up the pace in Europe
The 3.4km European X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL), the leading edge and the largest x-ray laser in the world, can generate extremely intense X-ray flashes to be used by researchers from all over the world. The European XFEL can take 3,000 images per second of that tiny world, will begin its experiments later this month, inaugurated with prominent guests from across Europe and science ministers officially start the research operation of the facility on Friday (Sep 1) near Hamburg, northern Germany. It also promised to shed new light onto very small things by letting scientists penetrate the inner workings of atoms, viruses, chemical reactions and capturing the movements of enzymes.
The European XFEL has one unique feature in its name, it can fire off 27,000 pulses per second, making it about 200 time faster than the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) in the US.
“The European XFEL project is a joint scientific project in the spirit of the Enlightenment and of international cooperation, and a promising example of European integration in action and of the success of European research funding”, said Mayor Scholz.
To know more about the XFEL please read on Monster X-ray laser offers glimpse into the nano-world.
SanDisk’s Launches a New 400GB microSD Card
You don’t have to delete any of your favorite photos, videos or apps anymore due to lack of storage on your mobile devices. Thanks to SanDisk!
After two years releasing its 200GB microSD card, SanDisk has doubled that figure to unveil a whopping 400GB version, the world’s highest again.
“Mobile devices have become the epicenter of our lives, and consumers are now accustomed to using their smartphones for anything from entertainment to business,” said Jeff Janukowicz, SanDisk Research Vice President. “We are collecting and sharing massive amounts of data on smartphones, drones, tablets, PCs, laptops and more.” “We anticipate that storage needs will only continue to grow as people continue to expect more sophisticated features on their devices and desire higher quality content.”
SanDisk has seen the needs of people are capturing and sharing more photos and videos on smartphones, therefore, working hard to keep pace with the demands of today’s data-heavy mobile user.
The 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card comes with a 10-year warranty along with a SD adapter if you want to use it as a standard SD card.
If you want to know more please read on SanDisk’s new microSD packs a whopping 400GB of storage.
Smart Keyboard Dials up & MX Sound 2.0 Speakers
Logitech has introduced and launched its latest innovative products, wireless desktop PC accessories: Craft keyboard and MX Sound 2.0 speakers at IFA 2017 in Berlin.
Logitech Craft keyboard, it features Crown, an aluminium touch-based dial that works exactly like Microsoft Dial. You can assign certain values to be manipulated while making a digital art, or even working on a Microsoft Excel sheet.
The Logitech Craft keyboard also features smart illumination technology with backlighting system that can detect the hand movement and adjust lighting automatically depending on the room conditions. It also supports up to three devices at any given time.
Logitech’s MX Sound 2.0 speakers which can be connected individually via Bluetooth 4.1 or 3.5 mm cable. They feature backlit buttons that also detects motion of sound to give pleasurable aesthetics. They can be paired with up to two devices at the same time.
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