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Tesla’s New HW3 Self-Driving Computer — It’s A Beast (CleanTechnica Deep Dive)

A month ago, Tesla revealed several secrets regarding the new chip the Silicon Valley company has designed for full self-driving capability. Nonetheless, some of the people making that presentation may have failed to take into account that not everyone is fully literate in microprocessor design and engineering. I don’t fall into that category either, but I have been a computer enthusiast for quite some time and know a few things that might help me pick out some of the highlights, point out why they are so exciting, and further communicate how Tesla really is way ahead of the competition

The Real Reason The Left Keeps Pushing Climate Change Alarmism

The purpose of these predictions is not to warn you, it’s not to predict what’s actually going to happen. It is to create a panic and then get us socialism by the backdoor. This sounds almost conspiratorial. If I didn’t…

Dirty Rotten Climate Scandals

Shakespeare’s monster, Caliban, dreamed of clouds opening to show riches ready to drop upon him. Climate scientists don’t have to dream about it – honors, awards and cash prizes rain down in torrents. Other scientists try to help humanity, but…

Companies See Climate Change Hitting Their Bottom Lines in the Next 5 Years – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Many of the world’s biggest companies, from Silicon Valley tech firms to large European banks, are bracing for the prospect that climate change could substantially affect their bottom lines within the next five years, according to a new…

Defending Against Car Hacking: Tips, Tricks, & Tesla (Infographic)

Connected cars require increased vigilance to ensure their safety. While some of today’s cars have documented vulnerabilities (e.g. the infamous hacked Jeep), Tesla has been steadfast in its efforts to defend against car-hacking efforts. The Silicon Valley automaker even works with “white hat” hackers to proactively identify and fix security flaws. And, Tesla’s robust efforts often involve substantial rewards

Ocean and space exploration blend at URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography

(University of Rhode Island) Scientists with a NASA-led expedition are operating from the Inner Space Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography as colleagues explore the deep Pacific Ocean to prepare to search for life in deep space.

In the warming Arctic, a promising solution to climate change – Grist

Get your daily dose of good news from Grist Subscribe to The Beacon This article is published in partnership with: In the early hours of a November dawn, Dr. Leslie Field found herself motoring a snowmobile some 300 miles above…

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Henning Larsen wins bid to design a sustainable business district for Shenzhen

Danish architectural firm Henning Larsen Architects has won an international competition for the design of the Shenzhen Bay Headquarters City, a new district in the southern Chinese city spanning 5.5 million square meters. Working alongside two other local firms, Henning Larsen’s green and sustainable master plan will help cement Shenzhen—often likened to China’s Silicon Valley—as the innovation center of the country. A critical part of the Shenzhen Bay Headquarters City is reconnecting…