Nvidia is delivering 30 TeraFLOP AI Chip Xavier to customers

With more than 9 billion transistors, Nvidia’s Xavier is the most complex system on a chip ever created, representing the work of more than 2,000 NVIDIA engineers over a four-year period, and an investment of $2 billion in research and development. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang revealed during his CES 2018 press event that the first …

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Intel Core I9-7980XE is the first consumer desktop CPU with teraFLOP performance

Intel has introduced its new Core X high-performance desktop chips, led by the Core i9-7980XE, its first 18-core processor. It is the first consumer desktop CPU with teraflop performance. Compared with Intel’s four-core, seventh-generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors for mainstream users, the Core X-series is aimed at gamers who want to live-stream, and …

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Swedish researchers edit healthy human embryos

Scientists in Sweden have become the first to edit the genetic material in healthy human embryos. Fredrik Lanner is attempting to edit genes in human embryos to learn more about how the genes regulate early embryonic development. He hopes the work could lead to new ways to treat infertility and prevent miscarriages. He also hopes …

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Pentagon seeks Advanced THAAD interceptors and lasers to Counter Hypersonic Missiles

Foreign states are developing high-speed, maneuvering missiles, and the Pentagon and U.S. Pacific Command want weapons to counter them, a leading defense contractor involved in missile defense said Monday. Doug Graham, vice president of missile systems and advanced programs for Lockheed Martin, a major defense contractor, told reporters in a briefing that missiles pose “an …

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Currently existing longevity treatments are feasible but expensive and difficult to access

If you want to do something about your long-term health and life expectancy that are available then focus on exercise and calorie restriction – nothing else at that same level of easy availability is anywhere near as effective or as proven. Fighting Aging describes the first gene therapies, stem cell transplants, and glimmerings of SENS-like …

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NASA Space habitat NextStep is to get to 60 days in Cislunar Space and then scale for manned Mars Missions

Seven NASA NextSTEP habitat projects will have initial performance periods of up to 12 months, at a value of $400,000 to $1 million for the study and development efforts, and the potential for follow-on phases to be defined during the initial phase. Habitation systems selections will help define the architecture and subsystems of a modular …

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China gaining greater influence as lender of last resort for Russia, Argentina and Venezuela

Quotes from the Godfather Movie about Debts and favors owed Bonasera: How much shall I pay you? [the Don turns away dismissively, but Bonasera stays on] Don Corleone: Bonasera, Bonasera, what have I ever done to make you treat me so disrespectfully? If you’d come to me in friendship, this scum who ruined your daughter …

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Reddit Futurology is having a vote for top futurist sites

Reddit Futurology is determining what futurist websites to list on the sidebar of their subreddit. The vote on futurist sites appears to be at this link. Please go and vote up Nextbigfuture. Thanks If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist …

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Guided Self-Assembly of Gold Nanoparticles into Device-Ready Thin films

Scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have directed the first self-assembly of nanoparticles into device-ready materials. Through a relatively easy and inexpensive technique based on blending nanoparticles with block co-polymer supramolecules, the researchers produced multiple-layers of thin films from highly ordered one-, two- and three-dimensional …

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China’s GDP hits 7.49 trillion US dollars in 2011

The gross domestic product (GDP) of China hits 47.2 trillion yuan (7.49 trillion US dollars at 6.3 yuan to 1 US dollar) in 2011, 9.2 percent higher than 2010 calculating at comparable prices, according to the economic data issued by the National Bureau of Statistics of China on Tuesday. In 2011 China’s GDP increased by …

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