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Month: May 2016

New NVIDIA Graphics card GTX 1070 and 1080 Pascal announced

New NVIDIA Graphics card GTX 1070 and 1080 Pascal announced

Technology
NVIDIA has just announced the successor to its Geforce GTX 900 series, the GTX 1000 series. With the code name Pascal, this new graphics card will be a major update as it should boost performance and efficiency by 2 times its predecessor. Just imagine you take an expensive Titan X and cut the power consumption from 250W to 180W, and cut the price from $999 to $599 with twice the performance. Jen-Hsun Huang, the CEO of Nvidia claims that the GTX 1080 will be “twice the VR performance”, and 3 times the power efficiency of the Titan X. And seemingly, even the GTX 1070 will outperform the Titan X of Nvidia’s previous flagship Graphics Card. Couple these factors along with a staggering price point of $379, It's impressive. Since these processes have been shrunk down to 16nm, the Pascal GP...
Hyperloop One first magnetic levitating train maiden voyage success

Hyperloop One first magnetic levitating train maiden voyage success

Science
Hyperloop Transport Technologies, a company in Los Angeles, has been developing a prototype high-speed rapid transit technology. Their first project, the Hyperloop One is built off a design by Tesla, and Space X CEO Elon Musk who suggest it will both economical and extremely efficient. Announced in February 2015, they planned to develop a hyperloop route between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. They have raised more than $35 million US in working capital for this project and were successful on their first virgin voyage just yesterday, May 11, 2016.Hyperloop One Technology in a nutshellThis new hyperloop transportation technology is truly revolutionary, and here is why.  Rather than using evacuated tubes of previous locomotives, this new technology is based on a vacuum tube train co...