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Feb 3, 2021

Case studies of successful AI startups

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Unsurprisingly, artificial intelligence is a small part — albeit an important one — of a successful product management strategy.

Feb 3, 2021

Alleged Gaming Software Supply-Chain Attack Installs Spyware

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Researchers allege that software used for downloading Android apps onto PCs and Macs has been compromised to install malware onto victim devices.

Feb 3, 2021

SpaceX’s new Starship rocket prototype soared 6 miles above Texas, but exploded during a landing attempt

Posted by in category: space travel

SpaceX launched a 16-story prototype of its Starship Mars rocket system 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) above Boca Chica, Texas on Tuesday.

Feb 3, 2021

How AMAZON wants to Compete with SPACEX’S STARLINK

Posted by in category: internet

Feb 2, 2021

The balkanization of the cloud is bad for everyone

Posted by in categories: computing, government

Cloud computing is at a critical juncture. Millions of companies now use it to store data and run applications and services remotely. This has reduced costs and sped operations. But a new trend threatens the benefits that cloud computing has unlocked.

“Digital sovereignty” describes the many ways governments try to assert more control over the computing environments on which their nations rely. It has long been a concern in supply chains, affecting the kinds of hardware and software available in a given market. Now it’s coming for the cloud.

Governments around the world are passing measures that require companies to host infrastructure and store certain kinds of data in local jurisdictions. Some also require companies that operate within their borders to provide the government with access to data and code stored in the cloud.

Feb 2, 2021

Japan Sends Robot Into the Nuclear Hell of the Fukushima Reactor

Posted by in categories: nuclear energy, robotics/AI

The robots are sparing us the pains of tomorrow.

Picking up and examining pebbles of fuel is just the first step.

Feb 2, 2021

India proposes law to ban cryptocurrencies, create official digital currency

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, government, law

India plans to introduce a law to ban private cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and put in place a framework for an official digital currency to be issued by the central bank, according to a legislative agenda listed by the government.

Feb 2, 2021

Researchers discover an immense hydrocarbon cycle in the world’s ocean

Posted by in category: biological

Hydrocarbons and petroleum are almost synonymous in environmental science. After all, oil reserves account for nearly all the hydrocarbons we encounter. But the few hydrocarbons that trace their origin to biological sources may play a larger ecological role than scientists originally suspected.

Feb 2, 2021

Porsche is 3D printing electric drive housings that are lighter and stronger than conventional ones

Posted by in category: transportation

In December, Porsche announced that it had been 3D printing prototype housings for electric drives that were stronger, lighter, and much quicker to manufacture. The engine-gearbox units produced using this method were even able to pass all of the company’s quality and stress tests without issue.

Porsche manufactures the housings using a 3D printing method called laser metal fusion, which entails a laser beam heating and melting a powder surface depending on the desired contours. This method allows Porsche to produce an engine gearbox that is both 10% lighter and 100% stronger because of the inherent lattice structures.

Another significant upside to manufacturing parts this way is the ease and speed of creating new components or making changes to existing ones. For example, an entirely new part can be designed and then physically printed very quickly with no need to do things such as create new tooling to manufacture the part.

Feb 2, 2021

Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon chief executive

Posted by in category: futurism

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is to step down as chief executive of the e-commerce giant that he founded in his garage nearly 30 years ago.

The Amazon founder becomes executive chairman, a move he says will allow him to focus on other ventures.