Google and Tesla Will Compete With 10-100 Exaflop AI Clouds

In early 2022, Google revealed it is operating a full cluster of eight of these AI supercomputing pods in its Oklahoma data center. There is combined 9 exaflops of peak aggregate performance. Google believes this makes this “the world’s largest publicly available ML hub in terms of cumulative computing power, while operating at 90% carbon-free …

Read more

Teslabots Revealed

Tesla revealed a crude Teslabot that was built in 6 months using mostly off the shelf parts. This first version is able to walk and is training to perform tasks in the Fremont factory. Tesla revealed a more advanced bot that uses custom Tesla parts and was developed with Tesla car manufacturing experience. It is …

Read more

600-mile Gemini Battery for $50 per kWh at Scale

Our Next Energy (ONE), a Michigan-based energy storage company, unveiled a 240-Ah prismatic anode-free cell after a successful 12-month R&D effort. The company believes its anode-free cell is the highest energy density large-format cell ever produced. The breakthrough technology will enable the commercialization of ONE’s GeminiTM dual-chemistry architecture, which will be integrated into a BMW …

Read more

Zinc Iron Stationary Flow Batteries

Shanghai-based WeView has raised US$56.5 million in several rounds of financing to commercialize the zinc-iron flow battery energy storage systems technology originally developed by ViZn Energy Systems. WeView plans to invest around RMB10 billion (US$1.4 billion) in its technology over the next five years, building a 5GW factory, research & development base and electrolyte production …

Read more

SpaceX Improving Toughness of Super Heavy Booster 7

SpaceX super heavy booster 7 is getting some “robustness upgrades” ahead of its coming orbital launch in late October or early November. Booster 9 has further design improvements but Booster 7 has a decent shot at orbital flight success. Booster 7 transported back to the Starship factory for robustness upgrades ahead of flight pic.twitter.com/NfMCsX0PrY — …

Read more

AlphaFold Developers Win US$3-million for Solving Protein Folding

The researchers behind the AlphaFold artificial-intelligence (AI) system have won one of this year’s US$3-million Breakthrough prizes — the most lucrative awards in science. Demis Hassabis and John Jumper, both at DeepMind in London, were recognized for creating the tool that has predicted the 3D structures of almost every known protein on the planet. “Few …

Read more