Daily Archives: April 3, 2019

What Boston Dynamics’ Rolling ‘Handle’ Robot Really Means

https://www.wired.com/story/what-boston-dynamics-rolling-handle-robot-really-means For internet-goers, Boston Dynamics is that company that uploads insane videos of the humanoid Atlas robot doing backflips, of four-legged SpotMini opening doors and fighting off stick-wielding men, and as of last week, of a Segway-on-mescaline called Handle jetting … Continue reading

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See-Through Film Rejects 70 Percent of Incoming Solar Heat

https://www.techbriefs.com/component/content/article/5-tb/techbriefs/materials/34166-see-through-film-rejects-70-percent-of-incoming-solar-heat?Itemid=690 A heat-rejecting film was developed that could be applied to a building’s windows to reflect up to 70 percent of the Sun’s incoming heat. The film remains highly transparent below 32 °C (89 °F). Above that temperature, the film … Continue reading

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Watch a self-driving car navigate with just cameras and basic GPS

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/03/wayve-self-driving-car-navigates-without-lidar-or-maps/ Self-driving cars currently need a lot of hand-holding to get around, with even Waymo’s machines relying on lidar, custom rules and highly detailed maps to know exactly where to go. Wayve, however, wants driverless vehicles with more independence. It … Continue reading

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Intel’s new assault on the data center: 56-core Xeons, 10nm FPGAs, 100gig Ethernet

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1485223 Enlarge / Left to right: Cascade Lake Xeon AP, Cascade Lake Xeon SP, Broadwell Xeon D-1600, and up front Optane DC Persistent Memory. 92 with 76 posters participating, including story author Intel today launched a barrage of new products … Continue reading

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