The U.S. Air Force Looks To Advanced Manufacturing To Keep Existing Aircraft Flying And Develop Next-Gen Capabilities

What if there were Olympic events that weren’t physical, but were focused instead on completely geeking out on super-cool breakthrough technologies for real-world aerospace and defense challenges? Even better, what if they offered prize money totaling nearly a million dollars?

Now there are just such events, thanks to the U.S. Air Force’s Rapid Sustainment Office (RSO). In fact, participants in five such Olympic “sports” (or Technical Challenges, as the RSO calls them) have already been competing over the past few months. Those competitions will culminate when the winners are announced during next week’s four-day Advanced Manufacturing Olympics. This virtual conference runs from October 20-23, and features technology demonstrations, expert speakers from both industry and the military, virtual networking opportunities, and the awarding of prized for those Technical Challenges mentioned above.

“RSO is working to revolutionize

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Preorder Info: Editions, Next-Gen Upgrade Details, And More

Destiny 2’s fourth year begins next month, and Bungie isn’t slouching when it comes to celebrating it. Destiny 2: Beyond Light, the next major expansions for Bungie’s shooter-MMO is out November 10, bringing with it a new era for the game. The expansion includes a new campaign, location, and tons of smaller changes to an already huge game. Beyond Light is available to preorder on PS4, Xbox One, Steam, and Stadia, and is coming to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 as well. As always, there are a number of different editions to get.

Season 11, called Season of Arrivals, kicked off in Destiny 2 back in June, continuing the story of the Guardians in their ongoing battle to save humanity. The chain of events in Season 11 will lead into the upcoming expansion. As a new power emerges from the ancient pyramid ship above Europa, Jupiter’s frozen moon,

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How IBM Partners with SimpleCloud for Next-Gen Efficiency

Strategic partner programs have been around the tech industry for decades, and typically involve regional-specific or industry-focused resellers and specialist firms with close ties to their business clients. The results can be good for all involved, providing end customers valuable services and solutions, and building sustainable commercial relationships for both IT vendors and their partners.

The evolution of public cloud computing is delivering new options and opportunities for partner programs, especially among IT vendors that are managing their own cloud platforms and services. IBM Cloud has been especially active in this regard, so it’s worth considering how the company’s service offerings are being leveraged by strategic partners and their customers. Here is how one IBM Cloud partner, SimpleCloud, is making the relationship work.

SimpleCloud and IBM Cloud

SimpleCloud is owned and operated by Summus Render, a Madrid-based company that provides Render-as-a-Service (RaaS) solutions to digital animators and studios, engineering and

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For Honor Will Be Enhanced On Next-Gen Systems

For Honor will receive enhancements on next-gen consoles, Ubisoft has announced. The PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game will play at higher resolutions at launch, and a framerate boost is due in December, too.

At launch, the Xbox Series X and PS5 will be able to play For Honor at 4K resolution through backwards compatibility. On Xbox Series S, the game will be playable at 1080p. This is not a dedicated next-gen version, as such, but the current-gen version will hit the highest resolutions it can.

Player profiles, purchases, and inventory will also carry across to next-gen, meaning that you will be able to migrate fully over to your new console at launch without fear of leaving anything behind.

In December, an update will also enable 60 FPS gameplay for all next-gen systems, including the Series S. The game has previously had a locked 30 FPS framerate

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AMD Promises Major Desktop CPU Gains, Previews Next-Gen GPUs

While the clock speeds for AMD’s  (AMD) – Get Report latest desktop CPUs are similar to those of their predecessors, it promises architectural changes will deliver major performance gains.

And that in turn has major implications not only for AMD’s desktop offerings, but also upcoming notebook and server CPU refreshes.

As expected, AMD unveiled its anticipated Ryzen 5000 desktop CPU line — the first products to rely on its next-gen, Zen 3, CPU core microarchitecture — during a Thursday event that was live-streamed on its website.

AMD’s Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPU Line

For now, the line features 4 CPUs: the 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X, the 12-core Ryzen 9 5900X, the 8-core Ryzen 7 5800X and the 6-core Ryzen 5 5600X. The CPUs will be available on Nov. 5.

With AMD once more relying on Taiwan Semiconductor’s  (TSM) – Get Report 7-nanometer (7nm) manufacturing process node, clock

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Slingshot Aerospace & Leading Hollywood Visualization Studio THE THIRD FLOOR Reimagine Next-Gen Space Training

Companies bring together data and immersive design expertise to create space training simulation tool for U.S. Space Force

Slingshot Aerospace, Inc., a leader in situational awareness technology, announced today that it has received $2 million to develop the Slingshot Orbital Laboratory, an immersive space simulation tool for the Space Force. This includes a $1 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 2 contract from the United States Space Force and an additional $1 million from ATX Venture Partners. The company has partnered with THE THIRD FLOOR, the world’s leading visualization studio helping realize blockbuster films and shows such as Gravity, The Martian and The Mandalorian, to co-create a space visualization solution that is interactive and physics-based.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201008005031/en/

Nominal image of Slingshot Orbital Laboratory. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“Space operators need to understand complicated concepts like astrodynamics, the effects of various

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Blocking vibrations that remove heat could boost efficiency of next-gen solar cells — ScienceDaily

Led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a study of a solar-energy material with a bright future revealed a way to slow phonons, the waves that transport heat. The discovery could improve novel hot-carrier solar cells, which convert sunlight to electricity more efficiently than conventional solar cells by harnessing photogenerated charge carriers before they lose energy to heat.

“We showed that the thermal transport and charge-carrier cooling time can be manipulated by changing the mass of hydrogen atoms in a photovoltaic material,” said ORNL’s Michael Manley. “This route for extending the lifetime of charge carriers bares new strategies for achieving record solar-to-electric conversion efficiency in novel hot-carrier solar cells.”

UT’s Mahshid Ahmadi noted, “Tuning the organic-molecule dynamics can enable control of phonons important to thermal conductivity in organometallic perovskites.” These semiconducting materials are promising for photovoltaic applications.

Manley and Ahmadi designed

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Hyundai Mobis develops next-gen V2X control technology

Hyundai Mobis has developed the Integrated Communication Controller, which enables real-time communication of various vehicle information with other vehicles or infrastructure through external communication networks.
 
The company says it succeeded in localising the core connected car technology that connects vehicles, people, things and infrastructure with high-speed communication networks. It is expected that various kinds of vehicle and driver data will be utilised to apply a wider range of services that provide safety and convenience.
 
The Integrated Communication Controller, developed by Hyundai Mobis, connects various Electronic Control Units (ECU) mounted on the vehicle – the powertrain, multimedia, airbags and brake systems, through wired communication to collect and analyse various kinds of vehicle operation data in real time. It can process large amounts of data, including the data from various sensors like radars, lidars and cameras, and autonomous driving-related data.
 
It also communicates this information with the outside through full-time wireless network

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Nuclear magnetic resonance insights set stage for next-gen targeted cancer therapies for adults and children

Nuclear magnetic resonance insights set stage for next-gen targeted cancer therapies for adults and children
First author Tao Xie, Ph.D., and corresponding author Charalampos Babis Kalodimos, Ph.D., chair, both of the Department of Structural Biology at St. Jude, have visualized previously unknown structures of the ABL kinase through the use of an NMR spectrometer. Credit: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have visualized previously unknown structures of the ABL kinase, offering insight for designing the next generation of targeted therapies for adult and childhood cancers. The work will advance understanding of treatment resistance to targeted cancer therapies. The findings appear as an advance online publication today in Science.

Central to this achievement was the United States’ most powerful nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, which was installed at St. Jude in 2019. Just as microscopes enable scientists to peer inside a cell, NMR spectroscopy lets researchers visualize previously invisible, or undetectable, molecular structures that cannot be seen with other

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Social Native Acquires Olapic to Create Next-Gen Creative Optimization Platform

Social Native, a marketplace technology company that empowers marketers to source and optimize visual content to improve brand awareness and performance, announced today the acquisition of Olapic, a leading user-generated, influencer, and short-form video content platform for hundreds of brands worldwide.

As customer attention becomes harder and harder to capture, brands need a scalable and more efficient content solution to evaluate, refine and optimize their visual content strategy. The acquisition of Olapic solidifies Social Native’s goal of delivering an all-in-one platform that provides brands with data-driven insights, scales content creation, measures the impact of their work, and optimizes content for even greater results.

“Data is the critical ingredient that feeds artificial intelligence and ultimately drives results,” says David Shadpour, Founder and CEO of Social Native. “Our combined machine-learning technologies benefit from millions of unique data points – from analysis of over a hundred thousand visual assets created by Social Native’s

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