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Supercomputing Frontiers 2015: The 101×10^2 Problem. Solution: Unums

We’ve almost reached the acceptance limit for floating point rounding errors. What’s the future? One potential solution was explained at Supercomputing Frontiers 2015.

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Auto, Event, Space and Science, VR World

Goodyear’s Concept Tires Could Charge Electric Vehicles In The Future

Goodyear revealed concept tires that show a way how tires could change change the heat into electricity, powering electric and plugin cars.

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Breaking, Space and Science, VR World

Google and NASA Explore the Northern Lights

Google Maps has taken its Street View to the skies. Google’s cameras went to Lake Pitkäjärvi in Finland where the Aurora Borealis shines. These Northern Lights will be explored also by unmanned space probes sent by NASA to study their effect on satellite communications. The display occurs when highly charged electrons from the solar wind interact with oxygen and nitrogen atoms in the earth’s upper atmosphere. The average individual rarely has a chance to glimpse this awesome display unless they are dressed for mighty cold temperatures. The conditions that make the glow visible only occur at certain latitudes and times of the year. The lake

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Enterprise, Graphics, Hardware, Space and Science, VR World

Nvidia Launches Tesla K80 Dual Kepler Compute Card

Tesla K80 SC14

Nvidia today has launched its latest Tesla dual GPU card, the Tesla K80, which features two of Nvidia’s own Kepler GPUs with 24 GB of GDDR5 memory at SC14

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Business, Enterprise, Graphics, Hardware, Memory & Storage Space, Software Programs, Space and Science, VR World

IBM and Nvidia to Build 100 Petaflop+ Supercomputers

IBM Nvidia DOE Supercomputer

The Department of Energy has announced that they will be awarding $425 million in grants to build 100+ petaflop supercomputers using IBM and Nvidia hardware

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Audio/Video, Entertainment, Space and Science, VR World

OK Go's New Drone Music Video

Segway dancing, thousands of Japanese schoolgirls, and a continuous shot taken by a drone-mounted camera… … It must be the newest music video by OK Go. Alternative Pop band OK Go, masters of the viral music video, just released a new flick for their “I Won’t Let You Down” single. Every time the band seems to have outdone themselves, they push the envelope with something new. Directed by Morihino Harano, the four men glide around the Longwood Station Studios courtyard on Honda Uni-Cub segways, joined by hundreds of synced dancers, for fantastic visuals from all angles. Like OK Go’s “This Too Shall Pass” & “The Writing’s On the Wall” one-takers, there is a sense that

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Cloud Computing, Entertainment, Software Programs, Space and Science, VR World

Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook

Stephen Hawking Title

The world renowned theoretical astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has finally joined the world of social media and posted his first status about joining the social network. Do keep in mind that Dr. Hawking is not on any other social media platform and has not been well known for being social media savvy. His Facebook page already has over 1 million likes and will hopefully be one of the go-to places for space discussions and posts. Pictured above is Stephen Hawking’s own Facebook profile picture, which was carefully chosen as it appears many of the images on his account were actually uploaded to the account ahead of the

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Hardware, Software Programs, Space and Science, VR World

LiDar Technology Uncovers Ancient City Near Angkor Wat

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Angkor Wat and the surrounding area is an ancient 9th century Khmer construct of temples in Cambodia. LiDar is a 20th century invention that is probing secrets hidden deep within the surrounding jungle. LiDar (light detection and ranging), is an optical remote-sensing technique that transmits laser beams toward a target returning extremely accurate geospatial x,y,z measurements. Aerial surveys half a century ago used film cameras and slide rules. We’ve come a long way since then. The technology is discovering that there is more to Angkor Wat than meets the eye. The UNESCO site is an archaeologist’s dream in a country that thrived as part of an empire

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Business, Event, Space and Science, VR World

The Oatmeal Starts IndieGoGo Campaign for Tesla Museum

Tesla Museum

No, we aren’t talking about a Tesla Motors museum. We are talking about a Tesla Museum that Matthew Inman, the creator of The Oatmeal comics is building to commemorate Nikola Tesla, the Serbian-Croat inventor that captured the minds of millions of people around the world, including the minds of Matthew Inman and Elon Musk. Originally, Inman had written a comic about how awesome Nikola Tesla was and continued to write comics about him and the old research facility that Tesla had kept in New York state, including its state of disrepair. Eventually, he decided that the facility needed to be repaired and restored and to

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Hardware, Mobile Computing, Space and Science, VR World

3D Printing Becomes a Space Tool

Move over MakerBot. Another company’s 3D printer will be looking down on you from the International Space Station (ISS). A small startup, or up start company if you prefer, that came out of Singularity University Graduate Studies Program got NASA’s attention. The result is a 3D printer whirling around in space ready to meet its final tests aboard the space craft. Speakers on the CES 2014 panel The Future of 3D printing never predicted this momentous event. Made In Space, founded less than five years ago, boosted by more than half a million dollars from a Small Business Innovation Research grant from NASA, has achieved its goal

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Hardware, Space and Science, VR World

Rosetta to Comet 67P: 'Here We Come!'

Landing on Comet

Philae is the name given to the Rosetta mission lander of the European Space Agency (ESA). It’s preparing to land on a comet 405 million kilometers from Earth. The tongue-twisting name of that comet is 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Five potential landing sites had been suggested. The press was notified of the final choice in a briefing today in Paris. Site “J,” judged to be the least risky landing location, is on the smaller, 4 km wide lobe, of Comet 67P. This space voyager will have a visitor on November 11 if all goes as planned. The alternative site “C” would place the lander on the larger section

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Android, Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, Space and Science, VR World

What Android and Parkinson’s Disease Have in Common

Parkinson's Android

The University of Rochester Medical Center Smartphone-PD study is partnering Android smartphones with Parkinson’s disease research professionals. Your voice recorded via the digital microphone in your phone, run through software developed by the Non-Linearity and Complexity Research Group at Aston University coupled with machine learning can quantify where a person lies between health and disease. This news comes from Dr. Max Little of Aston in Birmingham, England. The recent revelation that Robin Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson`s has again brought attention to the disease. Research has shown a definite connection between Parkinson’s disease (PD) a degenerative motor system disorder and speech impairment. PD causes tremors,

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Auto, Business, Hardware, Space and Science, VR World

Cracking, Not Fracking, May Help Fuel Tomorrow’s Cars

Ammonia NH3 Cracking

A process known as “cracking” is being viewed as a potential for making hydrogen power more realistic for automotive purposes. Hydrogen is thought to be one of the best alternative fuel sources, but managing it has complications. Ammonia cracking is seen as a safer, less costly method of making hydrogen available. Cracking separates ammonia into one part nitrogen and three parts hydrogen. Hydrogen is typically produced by steam reforming natural gas, a process that wastes some of the energy stored in the gas, but a more significant result is the release of large amounts of CO2, considered to have a negative effect on the environment.

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