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Starting in 2024 Ford Will Use Tesla Superchargers and Tesla Charging Interface

Ford will use Tesla’s network of 12000 superchargers starting in 2024 and Ford is now committed to using Tesla’s charging interface. Tesla and Ford might partner on more aspects in the future. A Tesla-developed adapter will provide drivers of Ford EVs fitted with a Combined Charging System (CCS) port access to Tesla’s V3 Superchargers, according …

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US Navy Tests Networked Robotics Ships and Drones in Mock Combat Operations

In 2022, Ukraine flew Turkish made Bayraktar TB2 drones near Russia Black Sea flagship the Moskva. The drones had been effective against Russian armored vehicles and artillery. They distracted radar operators and then the Moskva was hit and sunk by Neptune missiles. The review of images following the strike of the two Neptune anti-ship missiles …

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Japanese Companies Invest in British Core Power Floating Nuclear Power

Japanese companies have invested $80 million in British startup Core Power to develop a floating nuclear power plant. About 13 companies, including Onomichi Dockyard and Imabari Shipbuilding, have invested. Core Power has raised about $100 million. CORE POWER is part of the team that develops an MSR (molten salt reactor) that does not need a …

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MARVEL Microreactor Installed for Testing

The full-scale replica of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) MARVEL microreactor has been moved to a facility in Pennsylvania where it will be used to test the behavior of sodium-potassium and lead-bismuth coolants. The Microreactor Applications Research Validation and Evaluation (MARVEL) sodium-potassium-cooled microreactor will generate 100 kW and is expected to begin operation at …

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DARPA Works to Make A Practical Ultraquiet Superconducting Magnet Drive for Submarines

DARPA is trying to use new more powerful superconducting magnets to triple the efficiency of a Magnetohydrodynamic drive for ultra-quiet navy ships. The PUMP program will develop an electrode material system solution for an efficient and reliable magnetohydrodynamic drive. The program will have multiple components to achieve this goal, including a modeling and simulation design …

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High fidelity Two-qubit Gates on Fluxoniums Using a Tunable Coupler

Superconducting fluxonium qubits provide a promising alternative to transmons on the path toward large-scale superconductor-based quantum computing due to their better coherence and larger anharmonicity. A major challenge for multi-qubit fluxonium devices is the experimental demonstration of a scalable crosstalk-free multi-qubit architecture with high-fidelity single-qubit and two-qubit gates, single-shot readout, and state initialization. Researchers present …

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Big Nvidia AI Performance Boosts Microsoft, AMD and Tesla Afterhours

Nvidia’s huge financial performance for the quarter and strong guidance is boosting AMD, Microsoft and Tesla in the afterhours. I think though the performance of AI will be data limited. You can only boil down and condense the available human knowledge. But moving toward optimal performance will improve things. It will be like having pocket …

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AI Scaling Laws Guide Building to Superhuman Level AI

Scaling laws are as important to artificial intelligence (AI) as the law of gravity is in the world around us. Cerebras makes wafer scale chips that are optimized for AI. Cerebras wafer chips can host large language models (LLMs).They are using open-source data that can be reproduced by developers across the world. James Wang was …

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NASA Developing Autonomous Construction on the Moon and Mars

Here is the NASA Moon-to Mars Planetary Autonomous Construction Technologies (MMPACT) Overview. NASA’s goal is to develop, deliver, and demonstrate on-demand capabilities to protect astronauts and create infrastructure on the lunar surface via construction of landing pads, habitats, shelters, roadways, and blast shields using lunar regolith-based materials. ICON Build is the primary commercial developer of …

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SpaceX and Starlink Revenue is Growing Faster

Starlink Mobility (RV and other users) has 300,000 customers who pay $2500 for installation and $250 per month. This is more than the $120 per month for regular residential. The higher charges for mobility/RV users and the higher estimate of Starlink mobility customers, the increase in residential charges of $10 per month, increases my conservative …

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