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artifici1.2 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, …

energyHeavily Discounted Gold: The Smart Way To Play The Rally

What happens when the world’s biggest miners run out of gold? We already know. We’ve already hit peak gold, and the only companies sitting on promising new reserves are the junior miners. The big miners are scrambling for more gold, …

adiaApplying Quantum Computing to Optimize Pokémon Fighting Teams

D-Wave Systems has a webinar in which they explain how to apply the power of quantum computing to gaming optimization using data from one of the world’s most popular fighting games: Pokémon. They explore a classic example of a combinatorial …

spaceSpaceX is Building Ring Segments of the Super Heavy Booster

The metal rings for the Super Heavy booster appear to be under construction. The ring segments for the Super Heavy Booster match up with the ring segments on the lower portion of the upper stage Starship. There are now about …

MarsNuke Mars T-Shirts

Elon Musk has tweeted out a picture of his Nuke Mars t-shirt. Nextbigfuture reviewed the option of using nuclear options for getting most of the ice carbon dioxide into the Mars atmosphere to accelerate a greenhouse effect. It would be …

futureTerraforming Mars in 50 Years with Large Orbital Mirrors, Bacteria and Factories

The McKay-Zubrin plan for terraforming Mars in 50 years was cited by Elon Musk. Orbital mirrors with 100 km radius are required to vaporize the CO2 in the south polar cap. If manufactured of solar sail-like material, such mirrors would …

batteriesTesla Next Generation Lithium Batteries vs Solid State Batteries from Everyone Else

Batteries for electric cars and trucks will become a $6 billion market with silicon added batteries and advanced lithium-ion batteries dominant until 2026 when solid-state batteries could become dominant. Almost all car and truck makers are betting next-generation batteries will …