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computers64-Core AMD Processor Can Double Compute Performance

AMD has released the first single-socket, 64 physical core (128 threads) processors. The 2nd Gen AMD EPYC Processors deliver world-record, best-in class performance up to a 2×3 generational performance increase that outpaces Intel Xeon Platinum by up to 87%. AMD …

artificial intelligenceAny Required Human User Input is an Error for the Tesla Self-Driving Autopilot

Elon Musk views any human user intervention is an error situation for the Tesla Autopilot. Elon means that whenever a human has to take control from the Tesla Autopilot system this is indicating an error that must be fixed for …

batteriesAmazon Orders 100,000 Rivian Electric Vans With Delivery Starting By 2021

Rivian is a startup making electric SUVs and electric trucks. Amazon has ordered100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian. Rivian said it will design, build and service a new electric van exclusively for Amazon. These will be dedicated electric delivery van …

deep learningNeural Nets to Simulate Molecular Motion

Artificial neural nets can be trained to encode quantum mechanical laws to describe the motions of molecules, supercharging simulations potentially across a broad range of fields. New deep learning models predict the interactions between atoms in organic molecules. These models …

brainHuman Mini-brains in a Dish Are Generating Brain-like Activity

Brain organoids (aka mini-brains) — are 3D cellular models that represent aspects of the human brain in the laboratory. Brain organoids help researchers track human development, unravel the molecular events that lead to disease and test new treatments. They aren’t …

spaceSpaceX Had a Successful 150-200 Meter Hop of the Starhopper at About 5 PM CT

SpaceX just had a successful 150-200 Meter hop of the Starhopper. SOURCES- SpaceX Written By Alvin Wang, Nextbigfuture.com AlvinSerial entrepreneur and CTO. https://www.nextbigfuture.com

artificial intelligence1.2 Trillion Transistors on a Wafer-Scale AI Chip

The Cerebras Wafer-Scale Engine (WSE) is the largest chip ever built and has one 1.2 trillion transistors. It is the heart of a deep learning system. It is 56x larger than any other chip. It delivers more compute, more memory, …

camerasSamsung Has 108 Megapixels in One Mobile Image Sensor

Samsung Electronics has new 108 megapixel (Mp) Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX, the first mobile image sensor in the industry to go beyond 100 million pixels. With the latest addition, Samsung will expand its 0.8μm image sensor offerings from its recently …

air forceNew version of the Boeing F18 would work with F-35s

Boeing is developing a new Block III version of its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet to complement the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The most important upgrade is long-range IRST system—which is designed to be a counter-stealth sensor, Gillian said. The …

broadbandThe Third Tsunami of Computing – Web 2.0 is irrelevant

By Alvin Wang People have been asking what is Web 2.0 and what is 3.0.People have been asking what is Web 2.0 and what is 3.0. Is Web 2.0 ajax or social networking? I would propose that the question is …