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Harley’s LiveWire electric motorcycle will go farther than we thought

Harley’s LiveWire electric motorcycle will go farther than we thought
Harley-Davidson has been teasing environmentally conscious bikers with its electric LiveWire motorcycle since 2014. Now, with the bike set to ship this fall, the company has revised its original specs…

Harley’s LiveWire electric motorcycle will go farther than we thought
Harley’s LiveWire will go 30 miles farther than we initially thought.

Fujitsu Leaks Intel’s Upcoming 9th Generation Lineup

Fujitsu Leaks Intel’s Upcoming 9th Generation Lineup
Fujitsu has posted a comparability matrix for its solutions that seemingly lists the entire lineup for Intel’s new 9th-Generation processors. Intel’s initial announcement of the 9th Generation lineup occurred in October 2018 in a limited fashion: The company only introduced three models spanning its Core i5, i7 and i9 lines, with the expectation that more would come in the future. Intel later announced the Core i5-9400 at CES 2019, but it’d make sense for Intel to continue expanding the lineup…

Fujitsu Leaks Intel’s Upcoming 9th Generation Lineup

Google’s Raspberry Pi-like Coral board lands: Turbo-charged AI on a tiny computer

Google’s Raspberry Pi-like Coral board lands: Turbo-charged AI on a tiny computer
Google’s own developer board helps developers bring machine-learning models to the network edge…

Google’s Raspberry Pi-like Coral board lands: Turbo-charged AI on a tiny computer | ZDNet
Google’s own developer board helps developers bring machine-learning models to the network edge.

Alien megaship or dust sheet? Red dwarf’s light show baffles astronomers

Alien megaship or dust sheet? Red dwarf’s light show baffles astronomers
A star’s drastic dimming has sparked intrigue among astronomers due to the strange manner in which it faded. Observers spotted a deep, day-long asymmetric dimming of the recently detected star’s light, a new study reveals…

Alien megaship or dust sheet? Red dwarf’s light show baffles astronomers (POLL)
A star’s drastic dimming has sparked intrigue among astronomers due to the strange manner in which it faded. Observers spotted a deep, day-long asymmetric dimming of the recently detected star’s light, a new study reveals.

AMD EPYC Reportedly Is Chipping Away At Intel Xeon Server CPU Dominance

AMD EPYC Reportedly Is Chipping Away At Intel Xeon Server CPU Dominance
AMD has managed to reassert itself into the enthusiast discussion thanks to its modern generation Zen CPU and, to a lesser extent, Vega GPU architectures. Between Ryzen and Threadripper, there are compelling non-Intel options for power users. This also applies to the server side of the equation, and though Intel still dominates the landscape, AMD’s EPYC processors are gaining ground…

AMD EPYC Reportedly Is Chipping Away At Intel Xeon Server CPU Dominance
Though Intel still dominates the server landscape, AMD’s EPYC processors are gaining ground.

Google revela un error de “alta severidad” sin parchear en el núcleo de Apple macOS

Google revela un error de “alta severidad” sin parchear en el núcleo de Apple macOS
Investigadores de Google Project Zero han hecho pública una vulnerabilidad en macOS, después de que Apple no haya liberado un parche en los 90 días previos a la publicación…

Google revela un error de “alta severidad” sin parchear en el núcleo de Apple macOS — Una al Día
Investigadores de Google Project Zero han hecho pública una vulnerabilidad en macOS, después de que Apple no haya liberado un parche en los 90 días previos a la publicación. Descubierto por el inve…

One Step Closer to Deep Learning on Neuromorphic Hardware

One Step Closer to Deep Learning on Neuromorphic Hardware
A group of researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a tool that can cross-train standard convolutional neural networks (CNN) to a spiking neural model that can be used on neuromorphic processors. The researchers claim that the conversion will enable deep learning applications to take advantage of the much better energy efficiency of neuromorphic hardware, which are designed to mimic the way the biological neurons work. The tool, known as Whetstone, works by adjusting artificial neuron behavior during the training phase to only activate when it reaches an appropriate threshold. As a result, neuron activation become a binary choice – either it spikes or it doesn’t. By doing so, Whetstone converts an artificial neural network into a spiking neural network. The tool does this by using an incremental “sharpening process” (hence Whetstone) through each network layer until the activation becomes discrete…

One Step Closer to Deep Learning on Neuromorphic Hardware
A group of researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a tool that can cross-train standard convolutional neural networks (CNN) to a

CERN lab on the hunt for dark matter

CERN lab on the hunt for dark matter
Europe’s physics lab CERN on Tuesday said it was planning a new experiment to look for particles associated with dark matter which is believed to make up some 27 percent of the universe [ False premise, false conclusions: they are searching for the ghosts of Big-Bang, which never occurred ]. The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), which is home to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)—a giant lab in a 27-kilometre (17-mile) tunnel straddling the French-Swiss border—said the new experiment was “designed to look for light and weakly interacting particles”…

CERN lab on the hunt for dark matter
Europe’s physics lab CERN on Tuesday said it was planning a new experiment to look for particles associated with dark matter which is believed to make up some 27 percent of the universe.

Kepler Space Telescope’s first exoplanet candidate confirmed, ten years after launch

Kepler Space Telescope’s first exoplanet candidate confirmed, ten years after launch
An international team of astronomers, led by University of Hawaiʻi graduate student Ashley Chontos, announced the confirmation of the first exoplanet candidate identified by NASA’s Kepler Mission. The result was presented today at the fifth Kepler/K2 Science Conference held in Glendale, CA. Launched almost exactly 10 years ago, the Kepler Space Telescope has discovered thousands of exoplanets using the transit method – small dips in a star’s brightness as planets cross in front of the star. Because other phenomena can mimic transits, Kepler data reveal planet candidates, but further analysis is required to confirm them as genuine planets…

Kepler Space Telescope’s first exoplanet candidate confirmed, ten years after launch
An international team of astronomers, led by University of Hawaiʻi graduate student Ashley Chontos, announced the confirmation of the first exoplanet candidate identified by NASA’s Kepler Mission. The result was presented today at the fifth Kepler/K2 Science Conference held in Glendale, CA.

VMware Unveils Service-Defined Firewall at RSA Conference

VMware Unveils Service-Defined Firewall at RSA Conference
VMware moved deeper in the security sector at the RSA Conference, unveiling an internal firewall it calls a Service-defined Firewall. The product combines the capabilities of VMware’s NSX virtualization platform, which provides network and application visibility, and its first security product App Defense, which protects workloads by monitoring them against their intended state. And it adds automated and adaptive firewall capabilities to the mix. It works with bare metal, virtual machine (VM), and container-based application environments, and will support hybrid cloud environments such as VMware Cloud on AWS (Amazon Web Services) and AWS Outposts in the future…

VMware Unveils Service-Defined Firewall at RSA Conference – SDxCe

Triton is the world’s most murderous malware, and it’s spreading

Triton is the world’s most murderous malware, and it’s spreading
The rogue code can disable safety systems designed to prevent catastrophic industrial accidents. It was discovered in the Middle East, but the hackers behind it are now targeting companies in North America and other parts of the world, too…

Triton is the world’s most murderous malware, and it’s spreading – MIT Technology Review
The rogue code can disable safety systems designed to prevent catastrophic industrial accidents. It was discovered in the Middle East, but the hackers behind it are now targeting companies in North America and other parts of the world, too.

Colossal asteroid will approach Earth on Friday, but we’ll be fine

Colossal asteroid will approach Earth on Friday, but we’ll be fine
NASA is always keeping an eye on space rocks that get anywhere near Earth, and 2019 has been a relatively calm year in terms of close passes. A recently discovered asteroid is going to make a not-super-close pass of Earth later this week, and while it doesn’t pose much of a threat to our planet it’s worth mentioning simply because of its size. The rock, known as 2019 DN, is slated to arrive at its closest point to Earth this coming Friday, March 8th. At its nearest distance the asteroid will still be around 13 lunar distances away. One lunar distance is equal to the space between the Earth and our Moon, so it’s clear the asteroid has little chance of disrupting Earth during its flyby, and that’s a very good thing considering its size…

Colossal asteroid will approach Earth on Friday, but we’ll be fine
NASA is always keeping an eye on space rocks that get anywhere near Earth, and 2019 has been a relatively calm year in terms of close passes. A recently discovered asteroid is going to make a not-s…

Astronomers Have Discovered Another Mysterious Dimming Star, And It’s Even More Epic

Astronomers Have Discovered Another Mysterious Dimming Star, And It’s Even More Epic
We have another juicy cosmic mystery on our hands. Another star has been caught in the act of dimming, and doing so in a really peculiar way. The light of EPIC 204376071, a star just 440 light-years from Earth, dimmed by up to 80 percent for an entire day. That’s a huge amount of blocked light! Even the famously dimming ‘alien megastructure’ bust KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby’s star or Boyajian’s star, has only dimmed by up to 22 percent…

Astronomers Have Discovered Another Mysterious Dimming Star, And It’s Even More Epic
We have another juicy cosmic mystery on our hands. Another star has been caught in the act of dimming, and doing so in a really peculiar way. The light of EPIC 204376071, a star just 440 light-years from Earth, dimmed by up to 80 percent for an entir

OpenAI Launches Neural MMO to Train AI in Complex, Open-World Environments

OpenAI Launches Neural MMO to Train AI in Complex, Open-World Environments
Over the past few years, we’ve seen a number of AI projects demonstrate how effectively artificial intelligences can play certain games, from classics like chess to the Chinese game Go and even DOTA 2 and Starcraft 2. Now, the non-profit OpenAI has released what it calls Neural MMO. The look is heavily reminiscent of Minecraft, but the long-term impact of the idea could be considerable…

OpenAI Launches Neural MMO to Train AI in Complex, Open-World Environments – ExtremeTech
OpenAI has released Neural MMO, a new way for your AI assistant to spend as much time playing games as you do. Alright, not so much. It’s a way to teach them to spend as much time playing games as you do.

NASA’s InSight lander tried to dig into Mars, but Mars had other plans

NASA’s InSight lander tried to dig into Mars, but Mars had other plans
NASA has been quite pleased with the progress of the InSight lander mission, with just about everything going as well as could be expected. A smooth launch, easy flight to Mars and impeccable landing on the Red Planet’s surface had NASA feeling pretty upbeat, but Mars can be unforgiving. The lander, which recently deployed listening tools to monitor the inner workings of the planet, began its efforts to dig into the dusty soil late last week, but things aren’t going nearly as smoothly as InSight’s engineers had hoped…

NASA’s InSight lander tried to dig into Mars, but Mars had other plans
NASA has been quite pleased with the progress of the InSight lander mission, with just about everything going as well as could be expected. A smooth launch, easy flight to Mars and impeccable landi…

China Announces “Imminent Launch” of New Space Station

China Announces “Imminent Launch” of New Space Station
China has announced the “imminent launch” of the first mission to build its new orbital space station, according to the Hong Kong newspaper The South China Morning Post. The country’s space program is training astronauts and planning to move the first module to a launch site — and though details are still scarce, it’s the latest sign that China’s leadership is investing heavily in the country’s space capabilities…

China Announces “Imminent Launch” of New Space Station
“It will be the country’s space lab in long-term stable in-orbit operation.”

Elon Musk wasn’t wrong about automating the Model 3 assembly line — he was just ahead of his time

Elon Musk wasn’t wrong about automating the Model 3 assembly line — he was just ahead of his time
In 2017, when Tesla announced incredibly ambitious Model 3 production targets of 5,000 Model 3s per week and the beginning of “production hell,” analysts were wary. But Elon Musk insisted he could pull it off, citing hyper-automation — a robotic assembly line — as his secret weapon to increase manufacturing speed and drive down costs. Fast-forward a year and a half and Tesla delivered 91,000 vehicles in Q4 2018. But the ramp-up didn’t come without massive issues and a move away from Musk’s original vision of a highly automated assembly line…

Elon Musk wasn’t wrong about automating the Model 3 assembly line — he was just ahead of his time – TechCrunch

Huawei opens cybersecurity center in Belgium amid US crackdown (VIDEO)

Huawei opens cybersecurity center in Belgium amid US crackdown (VIDEO)
Chinese tech giant Huawei has opened a ‘cybersecurity and transparency’ center in the Belgian capital of Brussels in a bid to convince Europeans that its products do not pose any security risk, despite what the US says…

Huawei opens cybersecurity center in Belgium amid US crackdown (VIDEO)
Chinese tech giant Huawei has opened a ‘cybersecurity and transparency’ center in the Belgian capital of Brussels in a bid to convince Europeans that its products do not pose any security risk, despite what the US says.