Samsung Note 7 smartphones can now be seized as well as subjected to a fine under the latest emergency U.S. order. The order brings out explicit restrictions on the use of Samsung Note 7 devices owing to more than 100 fire incidents caused by the device. As per the stringent rules laid by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration as well as the Federal Aviation Administration, the Samsung Note 7 smartphones can no longer be carried to the aircraft even if it remains in an off mode. The restrictions remain the same for each of the 1.9 million Samsung Note 7 retailed in the U.S.
An employee poses for photographs with Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone at its store in Seoul, South Korea, September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo[/caption]
Considering the safety of the other passengers, Anthony Foxx, the U.S. Transportation Secretary mentioned that catastrophic actions such as confiscation of Samsung Note 7 are being undertaken to prevent more untoward fire incidents. Meanwhile, the Samsung company announced a halt in the production and sales of Samsung Note 7 owing to the recent spate of smoke. The Samsung Note 7 series resulted in awful fire incidents irrespective of replacing the defective lithium ion battery with a good one. Soon, the device was branded as a forbidden and hazardous material. In that way, the Samsung Note 7 series contributed a severe loss to the company.
The latest press release by the U.S. authorities declares that anyone possessing the Samsung Note 7 series will not be allowed to board the aircraft. Violating the ban in the aircraft can lead to criminal prosecution of the subject apart from the fine. After receiving more than 96 reports of fire incidents due to overheating, the Samsung company has decided to go in for a recall of its entire Note 7 series. Of the 96 reports, 47 cases resulted in severe damage to the property. The Samsung company, however, was determined to offer a full refund to its consumers as a remedy.
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Have you heard of Proxima Centauri? This is a red dwarf star near the Sun. It is just 4.24 light-years away from Earth. There are reports which have been hinting that there is company for Earth near Proxima Centauri. The possibility of a potentially habitable planet has been under speculation for quite some time now. The observation was made public on August 24th2016.
Further investigations reveal that the new planet’s orbit is warm enough to contain liquid water on its surface. The presence of water is the biggest indication of existence of life on the planet. Till now this hasn’t been confirmed. However, all the other conditions that have been investigated give scientists more hope as the days pass by.
Avi Lord who is the adviser to Breakthrough Starshot Project said that the habitable, rocky planet found would be an abode for human civilization to start living after the Sun died and Earth is destroyed, five billion years away.
Breakthrough Starshot is planning to send spaceships to investigate further. However, this will take around 20years to reach the new planet. For some kind of data to reach Earth, you would have to wait another 4.5 years after the spacecraft reaches the new destination.
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The hyperloop was introduced to the all by Elon Musk. The Entrepreneur brought out this concept in August 2013. The hyperloop is the trademark of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) .This aids in the high-speed transportation. Passengers can travel without having to worry about getting stuck in the traffic or being late for work. This is a very convenient method of transportation.
Basically, the hyperloop is made of reduced-pressure tubes. Pressurized capsules are introduced into these tubes. They ride on air cushions which are driven using linear induction motors as well as air compressors .The speed of these capsules is 700 miles per hour. The first plan was to open a route between Los Angeles and San Fransisco. The estimated time will be 35minutes between the two places.
As Musk was engaged in business concerned with his firms Space X, Solar City and Tesla motors, he could not complete the project. This was then outsourced to those who were ready to take up the challenge. Designs for the capsules and test tracks are being researched and developed A full-scale 8 km track is expected to start operation in 2016. This will help to find the defects in the plan and help to improvise a feasible and safe method of transport.