Qantas completes a record 19-hour flight to check airline boundaries 16 minutes. The study measures the brainwaves of pilots, melatonin and overall alertness, while passengers help evaluate the effectiveness of anti-jet measures by changing cabin lighting and nutrition. Travelers have even participated in onboard exercises.
There are two more fields that come as part of Project Sunrise, Qantas's larger effort to study health in long-distance travel. The London to Sydney flight is due in November. However, there is one major obstacle that could prevent such flights from becoming regular: the number of staff. Qantas had to set strict limits on numbers to save fuel, with only 49 passengers and crew flying aboard a Boeing 787-9, which typically owns 280. This would require a premium.
Dark mode can significantly save the battery life of an OLED iPhone
Dark mode is a key feature of iOS 13, but can it really extend battery life on your iPhone? If it's a newer model with an OLED screen, the answer seems to be yes, according to tests done by PhoneBuff. They used robotic devices to perform identical tasks on two iPhone XS test devices, one in light and one in dark mode. This included watching a video on YouTube, using Twitter, navigating Google Maps, and chatting in the Messages app.
At the end of the test, the iPhone XS light mode was dead, while the one working in the dark mode still had a 30 percent battery life. The benefits come from OLED screens found on devices like the iPhone X, XS and 11 Pro. When OLED pixels are off, they use zero power, while the dark pixels of regular LCD phones emit little light. (That's why OLED phones have better contrast ratios than LED models.)
Honda has a reputation for being well-designed and durable vehicles. So it should come as no surprise that the Hycord Accord 2020 is these things and more. Will your friends impress with a car? Probably not. Will it impress your bank account and family? Yes, yes, it will be. According to Roberto Baldwin, our editor with six legs and more, he is comfortable and spacious with an impressive amount of technology for the price. It also gets a combined rating of 48 mpg. For people looking for a vehicle where passengers are not cluttered together but would rather jump on the SUV, the Accord Hybrid is something to look at. Plus, it's great for tall people around the world.
NASA's InSight chancellor can finally dig a hole for his Mars heat probe from the interior of Mars, but she had not made much progress since February – she had not even completed her funeral. Finally, this is making some progress. The hand struggled with unusually rough soil, but the team found it could get the friction it needed, with InSight clamping its robotic arm against the probe.
Still moving slowly. The mole has only dug three-quarters of an inch since October 8, but it can go up to 16 feet deep. However, this will take some time.
Los Angeles Fire Department wants to double its drone fleet
Los Angeles Fire Department battalion chief Richard Field intends to double its drone fleet just five months after its partnership with DJI. In addition to the existing 11 drones, the new will provide assistance to "specialized resources" such as crews dealing with hazardous materials, urban search and rescue and rescue of high-speed lines. Existing units provide clearer views of flames and help create fire maps.
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