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Astronomy Picture of the Day: Ultima Thule from New Horizons
Ultima Thule from New Horizons How do distant asteroids differ from those near the Sun? To help find out, NASA sent the robotic New Horizons spacecraft past the classical Kuiper belt object 2014 MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule, the farthest asteroid yet visited by a human spacecraft. Zooming past the 30-km long space rock on January 1, the featuredimage is the highest resolution picture of Ultima Thule's surface beamed back so far. Utima Thuli does look different than imagedasteroids of the inner Solar System, as it shows unusual surface texture, relatively few obvious craters, and nearly spherical lobes. Its shape is hypothesized to have formed from the coalescence of early Solar System rubble in into two objects -- Ultima and Thule -- which then spiraled together and stuck. Research will continue into understanding the origin of different surface regions on Ultima Thule, whether it has a thin atmosphere, how it obtained its red color, and what this new knowledge of the ancient Solar System tells us about the formation of our Earth.
January 29, 2019 via NASA https://go.nasa.gov/2Uk6z0M
NextVR has been partnering with the NBA to livesream games for the last two years , and now it's going to cover the upcoming Finals. After each game, the service will upload free-to-watch highlights in a new high-resolution format to its dedicated NextVR app, which works with most virtual reality headsets. Those with higher-end VR gear like the HTC Vive Pro will be able to fully appreciate the higher-resolution format, according to a press release. The company's partnership with the NBA continues to be the only regular VR sports programming across all mainstream American sports (along with the occasional golf tournament ). via Engadget RSS Feed https://ift.tt/2JmjptE If New feed item from http://www.engadget.com/rss-full.xml , t
ASUS is moving further into the cryptocurrency hardware market with a motherboard that can support up to 20 graphics cards, which are typically used for mining . The H370 Mining Master uses PCIe-over-USB ports for what ASUS says is sturdier, simpler connectivity than other mining-focused motherboards. You can manage each port and graphics card with on-board diagnostics. One feature scans your system when you boot up to determine the status of each port, while there are onboard LEDs that signify a problem with components such as memory or the processor (there's space for an Intel 8th-gen Core CPU ). ASUS has added some other features to optimize mining as well. The H370 Mining Master follows last year's B250 Mining Expert, which had room for 19 CPUs via PCIe ports. ASUS says that board had far more sales than it expected, which prompted the company to keep t
I've been a big fan of Botnik Studios , the comedy group responsible for internet gems like the neural network-generated Coachella lineup poster containing bands like "Billions of Mario." They've been putting out consistently great parodies of Scrubs scripts , ads for beef , and handsome names for boats , each of them made using a predictive text keyboard. I was curious about what exactly this meant and how I, too, could utilize AI to create viral hits, so I called up Botnik Studios CEO and former Clickhole writer Jamie Brew to explain in the video above. Botnik has a browser-based Predictive Writer that you can load up with "voices", hence its name, Voicebox. It works in a similar way to your phone's predictive text, by suggesting a group... Continue reading… via The Verge - Tech Posts https://ift.tt/2LaYqr4