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See for yourself whether the masks really work and it's worth wearing them

The creator of the very popular channel \u201cNote! Naukowy Be\u0142kot \u201don YouTube, decided to check for themselves whether it is worth wearing masks and what they really give us and strangers in terms of protection against bacteria, fungi and viruses.

Skinners 2.0 shoe socks. Here's a groundbreaking chassis from Kickstarter

Startup Skinners Technologies has designed and built footwear that many active people have been waiting for for a long time. They combine both the attributes of ordinary socks, i.e. they are light and comfortable, but also shoes for special tasks, in which we can even go hiking. Now it's time for a second, much better version.

A robo-dog has appeared in Chernobyl. Will warn about rising radiation

As part of extensive testing, the management of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant decided to hire a four-legged robot to inspect the facility and its surroundings. For several years now, a new sarcophagus has been towering over the famous reactor No. 4, which is to protect the world against radiation emission for about 100 years.

This is what Erica looks like today. An intelligent robot will star in a Hollywood movie

If you haven't met her yet, today you have the opportunity. Erica is the newest child of the world-renowned scientist Hiroshi Ishiguro, who with his team from the University of Osaka is working on the most advanced humanoid robots in the world. Android girl from the Land of the Rising Sun looks phenomenal and delights with quite realistic body movements.

The surface of the dark side of Europa, the moon of Jupiter, shines like a beacon

Europe still hides many secrets from astronomers. The latest research is further evidence that if life exists there, it must exist only below the surface. This is where the salt water reservoirs are located, which are protected by the icy surface against deadly ionizing radiation.

You don't have to spend a fortune on a computer for Cyberpunk 2077. Play 4K in the cloud

Of course, it will also be possible to launch it on weaker equipment, but then the production will certainly not look like its creators planned it for us. Cyberpunk 2077 is packed with new technologies, including real-time ray tracing, in many different guises. Therefore, the configurations that allow you to enjoy comfortable gameplay and, at the same time, great visual effects, must cost a fortune, and more specifically several thousand zlotys, which in the current situation is an unacceptable expense for many people.

Facebook will lose WhatsApp and Instagram? The American government has filed a lawsuit

According to the FTC, Facebook has been involved in anti-competitive practices for years that are inconsistent with US antitrust laws that regulate corporate conduct and are designed to promote competition for the benefit of consumers. Regulators are asking for the cancellation of Facebook's recent acquisitions, and more specifically Instagram and WhatsApp, and demanding appropriate consents for future purchases. Of course, this isn't the first time Facebook has struggled with the Federal Trade Commission, but the first time the company has faced a lawsuit from lawmakers who launched an investigation into the case last year.

Oppo presented a strange, folded smartphone 3 times. See him in action

In the graphics, we can see that the folded smartphone will offer a very large, or actually long display. The device was designed in the Japanese design studio Nendo. It's fair to say that it looks like a powerbank, but nothing could be further from the truth.

Two mysterious dark storms appeared in the blue atmosphere of Neptune

This message fired their imaginations to the point that they called on NASA and the United States government to organize a mission to this planet. Neptune, although very distant from the Sun, like Earth, experiences the changes of the seasons. However, unlike our planet, they last much longer there and are much more violent. We have known about strange, dark storms on Neptune for a long time, because the Voyager-2 probe showed them to us for the first time in the 1980s. However, we were not aware that in the meantime another fourth and fifth appeared there.

A former NASA astronaut is building a plasma engine that will allow us to quickly reach Mars

So far, in the context of the rocket for the first flight to Mars, only solutions from NASA and SpaceX have been mentioned, but it seems that another one has just joined them, namely Ad Astra, which is working on a rocket with a plasma engine. If this plan is successful, it will most likely be possible to send a much larger crew to the Red Planet than planned, and the space journey will take three times less time than traditional rockets.

Elon Musk: The SuperHeavy rocket will land in a very unusual way

We have already seen the unusual landing method of the Starship prototype, and soon we will witness something completely new that the world of the space industry has not yet seen. The SuperHeavy rocket will not slow down with engines until the very end. Just above the ground, or rather the launch pad, it will be caught in flight by one or even two towers, which will also serve to stabilize the rocket during its launch.

Here are New Year's greetings from the crew of the International Space Station

What will 2021 bring? Nobody knows yet, but it is certain that humanity will remain in orbit and will conduct experiments there and explore the abyss of outer space. Three astronauts and two astronauts wished all Earthlings in traditional New York style.