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artificial intelligenceGoogle will make 1,000 Cloud TPUs (44 petaFLops) available at no cost to ML developers

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< Google announced that their second-generation Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) are coming to Google Cloud to accelerate a wide range of machine learning workloads, including both training and inference. We call them Cloud TPUs, and they will initially be available …

artificial intelligenceChina to get first 4 Su-35 Fighter Jets from Russia in 2016 and they will reverse engineer the AL-117S engine

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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Air Force (PLAAF) is slated to receive the first four out of 24 Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 multirole fighter jets, the governor of Khabarovsk Krai, a federal subject located in the Russian Far East, said in a …

citiesRussia PAK FA is technically comparable to the F-22 but Russia needs high oil prices to afford strategically meaningful numbers

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Russia’s first fifth-generation fighter project, the “MiG 1.44,” produced a single prototype before cancellation. The advent of the F-22 Raptor, and the expectation that the United States would follow up with large numbers of F-35s, made the development of a …

air forceOil at lowest level since July 2004

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AAA put the average U.S. gas price at $1.998 per gallon on Monday, while fuel-price tracking service GasBuddy.com calculated the national average at $1.995 a gallon. That’s the lowest price by either measure since March 25, 2009. Brent crude oil …

cloudPaper-based test could diagnose hepatitis B and assess male fertility for less than $1

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Scientists have developed a new paper device that analyzes DNA and could rapidly and inexpensively assess disparate conditions including hepatitis B and male infertility, which together affect millions of people around the world. The test, reported in the Journal of …

3dAlcoa Unveils Next-Generation Aluminum Materials Through Breakthrough Manufacturing Technology

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Alcoa today unveiled breakthrough manufacturing technology, the Alcoa MicromillTM, that will manufacture the most advanced aluminum sheet on the market. The Micromill will enable the next generation of automotive aluminum products, and equip Alcoa to capture growing demand. Cars are …

cloudRoadable VTOL Aircraft and Modular Cargo Systems

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Advanced Tactics Inc., a small aerospace company, released details about its AT Transformer vehicle technology and announced that a full-scale technology demonstrator has completed its first driving tests. The interior volume is comparable to a Blackhawk helicopter, making it well-suited …

3dChina nearing the world average in corruption where Italy and Kuwait are at the average

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China has made modest improvements in perceived corruption and has moved up to a corruptipon level of 40 on the Transparency.org index. 0 is the most corrupt and 100 is the least corrupt. 43 was the global average in corruption …