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Producing solar energy in space is becoming more feasible with the advent of new technologies and the development of space programs. The head of the startup Virtus Solis shared his vision of using SpaceX's Starship to create orbital power plants capable of powering the Earth.

Startup Virtus Solis has unveiled an ambitious project to create orbital power plants using SpaceX's Starship. This idea could significantly change the field of solar energy production, making it more accessible and cheaper.

The core of the startup's plan is to reduce the cost of launching satellites into space using Starship. This technological breakthrough is expected to make solar energy production in space more competitive with traditional energy sources.

Virtual Solis plans to build large photovoltaic panels in orbit, using Starship to deliver the necessary equipment. However, one of the key challenges remains increasing the efficiency of wireless power transmission.

The idea of ​​creating orbital power plants using Starship could usher in a new era for solar energy production. This will not only make energy accessible to everyone, but also contribute to the sustainable development of our planet.

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Sony Mobile Communications (formerly known as Sony Ericsson) has unveiled its new smartphone Sony Xperia SL. According to Pocket-lint, the new model replaces the Xperia S, announced in January 2012. The Sony Xperia SL features a display that surpasses the display in the Apple iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S in terms of resolution. This parameter in the Xperia SL is 342 ppi (pixels per inch), compared to 326 ppi in the latest "apple" smartphones. What's more, the Sony smartphone's screen is superior in size as well - its diagonal is 4,3 inches compared to 3,5 inches in the iPhone.

The screen of the Xperia SL offers the highest image clarity among all Sony Mobile products and among all existing smartphones, according to the manufacturer's website (although, for example, the same Xperia S has the same pixel density). The display is made using Reality Display technology and is equipped with the Mobile Bravia Engine. The resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

Sony Xperia SL is equipped with Qualcomm MSM2 dual-core processor with a frequency of 8260 GHz (in Xperia S - 1,7 GHz) and a 1,5 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. The novelty is based on the platform Google Android 12,1 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Overall dimensions of the device: 4.0 x 128 x 64 mm, weight - 10,6 g.

The battery life of the smartphone declared by the manufacturer is up to 8 hours of talk time, up to 410 hours of standby time, up to 33 hours of music playback or up to 6,5 hours of video playback.

Sony Xperia SL will be available in four colors: silver, black, white and pink. The cost and release date for the sale of the model are not reported - only photos and specifications of the novelty are posted on the Sony website. Additional information is expected at the IFA exhibition, which will be held from late August to early September.

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