PTE听力口语练习素材:科学60秒-Future Smartphone

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60秒科学:Future Smartphone Could Fall Smartly, Too


60秒科学节目(SSS)是科学美国人网站的一套广播栏目,英文名称:Scientific American – 60 Second Science,节目内容以科学报道为主,节目仅一分钟的时间,主要对当今的科学技术新发展作以简明、通俗的介绍,对于科学的发展如何影响人们的生活环境、健康状况及科学技术,提供了大量简明易懂的阐释。

You probably know at least half a dozen people walking around with cracked smartphone screens. These devices may be everywhere, but they’re not built to last. Smartphone companies figure you’ll just buy a new one. Still, Apple is at least thinking about ways to make their gadgets more resilient.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently awarded the company a patent for an electronic device that could determine when it is in free fall—and then prepare itself for impact. The future device would quickly rearrange or even eject internal components to change its center of mass. It might even alter its trajectory with an airfoil or mini compressed-gas thruster. Either way, the gadget would land in a way that causes the least damage.

Such a system is a lot more complicated than simply making a more durable screen, which is high on a lot of customers’ wish lists. Apple had been toying with tougher screens that use what’s called sapphire glass for the iPhone 6, but its supplier apparently couldn’t correctly produce the necessary synthetic sapphire.

So iPhone users now get the industry-standard Gorilla Glass touchscreen—and a glimpse at a future potentially populated with smartphones that even fall intelligently.

—Larry Greenemeier


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