Satellite data shows Russia is attempting to completely destroy the export of Ukrainian grain.
According to a new analysis of satellite data nearly 10 million metric tons of Ukrainian grain have been affected by the Russian invasion. One in six of Ukraine’s grain storage facilities— which have a maximum capacity of 58 million metric tons—have been affected by the conflict, either through damage, destruction or falling under Russia’s control.
The Conflict Observatory, the organization that directed the analysis through datasets, received substantial evidence of damage to grain silos from either indiscriminate or targeted bombardment through Satellite data. And as the conflict rolls on, concerns are being upraised about crops that requires planting now. “If Ukraine does not have enough storage capacity, farmers may not plant a winter wheat crop,” told Nathaniel Raymond, a co-leader of the Humanitarian Research Lab and lecturer at Yale’s School of Public Health who conducted the project. “If they can’t store the upcoming harvest, it’ll be a crisis of availability.”
To obtain a true sense of the destruction caused to Ukraine’s grain storage facilities, the Conflict Observatory, in partnership with the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, developed an object detection algorithm that holds the ability to analyze commercial satellite imagery to discover previously unidentified silos that had sustained destruction during the conflict. The team utilized historical satellite images as well as images of storage facilities known to have sustained harm to upskill the algorithm to find other facilities that had also been affected. The research concentrated on particular areas that were within range of recognized missile bombardments. From that point, the researchers were able to correctly estimate approximately how much grain had been wasted.
However, through Satellite data, the researchers were unable to analyze every facility—the country has about 1,300-grain silos, of which the report examined 344—it is the biggest assessment to date.
“There have been efforts to estimate the damage to grain storage capacity in Ukraine because of its clear and present danger to the global food supply,” commented Raymond. “The amount of grain that can be stored in these facilities that we looked at represents almost a quarter of Ukraine’s grain supply.”
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BudBlockz Ganja Guruz; The Best NFT Collection Since Crypto Cannabis Club
There is something so effortlessly thrilling and risqué about the Cannabis culture. That is why NFT projects like the Crypto Cannabis Club’s NFTokers and BudBlockz’ Ganja Guruz are so enthralling.
Founded by Jimmy and Kevin Fitzpatrick, the Crypto Cannabis Club immediately had a significant impact on the Cannabis community on the Blockchain. In a little over a year after the club’s launch in July 2021, CCC has already attracted over 6000 registered members.
Unifying the Blockchain cannabis community
The NFTokers collection sold out its 10,000 collectibles a week after the club’s launch as well. This, in addition to its jam-packed events, goes out to show just how popular the NFTokers collection is in terms of unifying the Cannabis Blockchain and Metaverse community.
And while many other Cannabis NFT collections have been launched since the Crypto Cannabis Club, none seem to have prospects as strong as those of the upcoming Ganja Guruz NFT collection.
So what makes Ganja Guruz a worthy successor and, frankly speaking, a worthy challenger to the Crypto Cannabis Club?
A premier Cannabis NFT collection
The Ganja Guruz NFT collection is the premier collection from BudBlockz – a one-of-one decentralized Cannabis e-commerce platform. The following are some of the qualities that make the Ganja Guruz NFT collection the best since Crypto Cannabis Club;
1. Fractional ownership
The Ganja Guruz collection will enable holders of its NFTs to have ownership stakes in Cannabis dispensaries, stores, and farms across the world. This is immensely beneficial as it will not only provide NFT holders with a reliable source of passive income.
Rather, it will also eliminate barriers to participation and enhances inclusivity. This is because people with limited resources will also get a chance to own portions of income-generating assets. This is without necessarily acquiring the large capital outlay that would otherwise be required.
2. Exclusive access to membership benefits
Owning Ganja Guruz NFTs will grant BudBlockz fans unrestricted access to Cannabis facilities in the BudBlockz ecosystem worldwide. This is because the NFTs will act as membership licenses that will prove the eligibility of users.
Additionally, Ganja Guruz NFT holders will enjoy various benefits intended for verified members only. For instance, holders will receive promotional codes with which they will be able to purchase Cannabis products from Cannabis stores at discounted rates.
3. Robust and inclusive NFT marketplace
Most NFT marketplaces promote and sell the collectibles/products of the parent NFT project almost exclusively. However, the BudBlockz Ganja Guruz NFT marketplace will be unique in this regard.
This is because Ganja Guruz community members will also be allowed to join in on the action. Verified holders will be allowed create their own Cannabis-themed NFT collectibles, promote, and sell them in the BudBlockz NFT marketplace along with original Ganja Guruz NFTs.
Additionally, holders of Ganja Guruz NFTs will be able to sell their NFT collectibles and transfer their fractional ownership stakes to everyone including unregistered users who are neither BudBlockz community members nor NFT holders.
This will serve to infinitely expand the income possibilities for BudBlockz community members beyond owning Ganja Guruz NFTs and staking $BLUNT tokens.
A worthy successor to the Crypto Cannabis Club
All the qualities outlined above prove that Ganja Guruz will significantly transform the Cannabis NFT landscape in terms of utility, membership benefits, inclusivity, and accessibility.
Therefore, investors should definitely look forward to be part of the project once it is launched. This will set them up to reap the future benefits of Ganja Guruz and BudBlockz infinite potential in the decentralized Cannabis market.
Learn more about BudBlockz (BLUNT)
Official Website: https://budblockz.io
Presale Registration: https://app.budblockz.io/sign-up
Telegram Group: https://t.me/BudBlockz
Discord Server: https://discord.gg/s7hBFgvTmN
All BudBlockz Links: https://linktr.ee/budblockz
To purchase your $BLUNT tokens
Step 1: Visit the official BudBlockz website https://budblockz.io
Step 2: Click the “sign up” button at the top of the page
Step 3: Create a Budblockz account. Ensure you use a valid email address.
Step 4: From your client dashboard, click the “buy $BLUNT” button
Step 5: set the amount you want to purchase and the currency you want to order in
Step 6: Make the payment to the provided wallet address
Step 7: Receive your tokens!
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Tesla’s AI Robot Optimus Could’ve Done More Than Just Show Up- Experts
Tesla’s AI Robot Optimus disappoints the experts; critics think that the future is still far off
The much-anticipated Tesla’s AI Robot Optimus prototype has finally been unveiled by Elon Musk. The robot, which the Tesla CEO envisions being sold as a “general purpose” but that is less expensive than a car and equally capable of working in factories and performing household tasks, walks on two legs.
The presentation of Tesla’s Optimus at Tesla’s AI Day was loaded with the customary hype and deception from Elon Musk. It did, however, give roboticists a commendably thorough view of some of the AI Robot’s genuine capabilities. Their assessment? Although the experts at Tesla have made amazing progress in such a short period, AI Robot Optimus is still a research robot that will take several years to develop into anything useful. With the introduction of Optimus, Tesla joined a plethora of other automakers engaged in the humanoid robot industry. Experts have had the last laugh at the launch.
Before we begin to know what experts have to say, let us know what was presented at the Tesla AI Day event-
- Two robots were shown. The first, known as Bumble C, was a “rough development robot” that could be seen moving boxes and picking up watering cans as it crossed the stage during prerecorded demonstrations. Musk referred to the second robot as having an external covering and being “pretty close to what will go into production.” But it was only ever shown waving its hands and was only ever used as a prop, wheeled around by Musk.
- Musk reiterated his goal to develop “a usable humanoid robot as rapidly as possible,” one that can be “produced in extremely high number, eventually millions of units,” and that will “cost much less than a vehicle — far less than $20,000.”
- For Optimus, we have some basic specifications. It is 73 kg in weight, with 28 degrees of articulation in its limbs, and is powered by a 2.3 kWh battery, which according to Tesla, can last all day at work.
- In a Q&A session at the end of the presentation, Musk said clients will be able to order one “within three years, probably not more than five years,” and he reiterated the rumors that the bot could one day “be like a friend.”
Those are some rough things that happened on that day but what do the experts have to say?
Florida State University robotics professor Christian Hubicki shared his opinions in a Twitter conversation, saying that while the Tesla team had “come a great way in approximately a year,” the actual skills of Tesla’s AI Robot Optimus were “normal (but not mind-blowing) for humanoids.”
Hubicki observes in his thread that the Optimus robot appears to walk using a robotics technique known as zero moment point, or ZMP. This form of locomotion has been used for years by well-known robots like Honda’s Asimo. According to Hubicki, this walking style is “very safe, but not mind-blowing in 2022.”
He adds that the presentation’s dependability is still another important topic that is left unanswered. “How frequently does it fall? You can’t tell from a cool video, or even from a live demo,” the speaker asserts. Reliability is a major consideration when it comes to using robots in manufacturing facilities, since any downtime on an assembly line may have a big ripple impact.
The first two Optimus bot prototypes, according to Will Jackson, CEO of Engineered Arts, were “decidedly deficient” and without “any innovation.” They share a lot of similarities with Honda’s Asimo robots, whose research has since been discontinued, according to Jackson. “The hands are fairly rudimentary, and the overall design is heavily built, clunky, and power wasteful. The only saving grace is a clutch mechanism in the finger activation. Compare the gear revealed this year to the reveal from last year, which featured a man in a robot suit, to see how far they have come from human-level movements and skills.
Jackson applauded Tesla’s work on AI in general and the company’s engineers’ commitment, but he questioned the company’s decision to create a humanoid robot for manual labor in the first place. “I find it incredible that Musk can speak to a group of people who are so fervently in love with the concept of a humanoid and completely miss the fact that their desire to communicate with a robot is the driving motive. Did he believe they were cheering because a humanoid robot capable of lifting a pipe in car manufacturing would finally be available to the world?
He concluded that the presentation displayed “an exceptionally bold live exhibition of a tremendous effort that sadly lacks creativity and imagination” and expressed the hope that “by the time of next year we will witness a course correction.”
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Google Might Just Become The King Of Impractical Keyboards After This!
Google has designed this impractical keyboard with many use cases in mind
Are you tired of typing on your boring keyboard? Well, then Google Japan has a new concept keyboard that will blow you out of your chair. The company is having some fun and has revealed a GBoard stick version keyboard resembling a long ruler or stick. The project is likely a fun prank; even the website’s URL gives that vibe. Gboard Bar is a physical keyboard that has all of its keys lined up in one row. Google’s Impractical Keyboard is loaded with benefits, with the most important being that it allows users to find the key that they are looking for faster than ever before.
Like any good product, it all starts with inspiration. For Google Japan, that inspiration came from the fact that for years, many had focused on just the word “key” in the word “keyboard” and never really went further. In Japanese, the word keyboard translates to キーボード (kii-bou-do), so with キー (kii (key)) getting so much attention, it decided to focus on the ボー (bou) portion, which on its own translates to bow (staff/bar). Using this, it was able to come up with a new design, improving navigation when compared to a traditional keyboard by placing all of the keys in a straight line. Google Japan has said that Gboard Bar allows the user to minimize the need to look in all directions as they have to do on a traditional keyboard. They can just start at the beginning and go through each key until they find what they are looking for. Google keywords are the future and there is no denying the fact.
Being a DIY keyboard, you also have the option to arrange the keys in an ASCII code layout and even replace those you rarely use with emoji shortcuts instead. From the reveal video, it is suggested that the Gboard Bar relies on wireless connectivity and features a built-in battery. Additionally, gamers will be delighted to know that the design team is considering developing a gaming variant that would feature RGB lighting.
On top of using it for typing, Google has also designed the keyboard with other use cases in mind. You could also use it as a physical extension of your limbs to press buttons that are out of reach, a hiking stick for trekking, or even a ruler – tapping on a key will display a subject’s approximate measurement on your phone or other compatible devices. A much appreciated feature is the net accessory which can be attached to one end of the keyboard so you can use it as a bug catcher.
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