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Intel FPGAs Power Acceleration-as-a-Service for Alibaba Cloud

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The Acceleration-as-a-Service with Intel FPGAs, also known as Alibaba Cloud’s F1 Instance, provides users access to cloud acceleration in a pay-as-you go model, with no need for upfront hardware investments. “Intel FPGAs offer us a more cost-effective way to accelerate cloud-based application performance for our customers who are running business applications and demanding data and scientific workloads,” said Jin Li, vice president of Alibaba Cloud. “Another key value of FPGAs is that they provide high performance at low power, and the flexi... Read More »

AWS and Microsoft Announce Gluon, Making Deep Learning Accessible to All Developers

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Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced a new deep learning library, called Gluon, that allows developers of all skill levels to prototype, build, train and deploy sophisticated machine learning models for the cloud, devices at the edge and mobile apps. The Gluon interface currently works with Apache MXNet and will support Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK) in an upcoming release. With the Gluon interface, developers can build machine learning models using a simple Pytho... Read More »

Apple reveals new emoji coming to iPhone and iPad, including “I love you”

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The new emoji are designed to reveal every detail and adapted from approved characters in Unicode 10. iOS 11.1 will also include characters announced on World Emoji Day like Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie, Person in Lotus Position and new food items such as Sandwich and Coconut. Also included in the update is the Love-You Gesture, designed after the “I love you” hand sign in American Sign Language. The new emoji will debut in next week's developer and public beta previews of iOS 11.1, and will be available in upc... Read More »

NASA Announces Cassini End-of-Mission Media Activities

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft is shown during its Sept. 15, 2017, plunge into Saturn's atmosphere in this artist's depiction. Cassini will use its thrusters to keep its antenna pointed at Earth for as long as possible while sending back unique data about Saturn's atmosphere. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA also will hold a media teleconference Tuesday, Aug. 29 to preview activities for Cassini during its final two weeks.   Launched in 1997, Cassini arrived in orbit around Saturn in 2004 on a mission to study the giant planet, its ring... Read More »

GOOGLE EARTH JUN 26, 2017 Harry Potter casts his spell on Google Earth

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Conjured up by author J.K. Rowling, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone" (called "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" in the U.S.) has sold more than 450 million copies in 79 languages since its initial publication on June 26, 1997. The worldwide pop-culture phenomenon grew to include six more Harry Potter books, a few literary spinoffs, a movie franchise, and a hit two-part play. To celebrate this anniversary, Google Earth’s storytelling platform, Voyager, takes you on a global tour (no portkey needed) of real-world places inspired... Read More »

Join Intel for its Biggest Data Center Launch in a Decade

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Intel’s leaders will unveil the company’s latest technology advancements for the data center and network, and will discuss its vision for delivering solutions that will transform businesses, industries and, ultimately, lives.   Join the live webcast at 8:30 a.m. PDT, July 11 to hear from Navin Shenoy, Intel’s new executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group (DCG), and Lisa Spelman, DCG’s vice president of products and marketing, about Intel’s latest technology advancements for the data center and the partners... Read More »

Vice President Pence to Visit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

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During his visit to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Vice President Mike Pence will tour the Vehicle Assembly Building, an enormous structure originally built for assembly of Apollo/Saturn vehicles, later modified to support Space Shuttle operations, and currently under modification to support Orion and Space Launch System operations. Credits: NASA NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage for parts of the visit starting at noon EDT with Air Force Two’s arrival at Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway,... Read More »

Hitachi Automotive Systems and Honda Establish Joint Venture for Electric Vehicle Motors

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As announced on February 7, 2017, the two companies have conducted discussions based on a Memorandum of Understanding signed on February 3, and entered into a joint venture agreement on March 24 to make more tangible preparations to establish the new company. The newly established company will receive a financial grant from Ibaraki Prefecture as it has been recognized as a relevant project that &quo;promotes the establishment of corporate head office functions" within the prefecture. Name of company Hitachi Automotive Electric M... Read More »

LUKOIL ENDORSES WORLD BANK INITIATIVE ON ZERO FLARING OF ASSOCIATED PETROLEUM GAS BY 2030

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In his letter to the heads of the World Bank and of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, LUKOIL President Vagit Alekperov wrote that the company’s strategic objectives were clearly in line with the principles proclaimed in the initiative, while the commitments and targets therein had the company’s full support.   “In its activities, LUKOIL is strongly committed to the principles of sustainable development, aiming to ensure a good balance between socio-economic and environmental development. In the last 12 years, LUKO... Read More »

ABBOTT BROADENS PRODUCT OFFERING IN COAGULATION WITH EXPANDED LAUNCH OF THE SEKISUI CP3000 FULLY AUTOMATED COAGULATION SYSTEM

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Today, Abbott announced that the Sekisui CP3000 coagulation system, a fully automated analyzer that tests bleeding and clotting function in blood, is now available in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Abbott is the exclusive global distributor of the CP3000 coagulation system in the U.S.1,2, Europe and other countries that recognize CE Mark and has non-exclusive distribution rights with Sekisui in China, Hong Kong, Japan and Macau.   "The launch of the CP3000 coagulation system is an important milestone in our ongoing efforts to ... Read More »

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