Lamborghini's Urus SUV Still Packs Supercar Power
First off, this is not the first Lamborghini SUV. The LM002 introduced way back in 1986 gets that honor. Second, the Urus is a result of all your friends buying big vehicles to get around town. It would be dumb for the Italian automaker to ignore the potential to make lots of money. Lamborghini is betting big on the Urus (starting at $ 200,000 – no, really), and there's a good chance that wager will pay off.
Alphabet's hot-salt energy -storage project Malta becomes its own company
Malta taps into the laws of thermodynamics to store renewable and fossil energy as heat in molten salt and as cold in low-temperature anti-freeze until it's needed – you probably still need electricity at
The feature takes the uncertainty out of launching unknown .exe files. ] Downloading and running an unknown .exe file can be fraught with terror – or entailing the need for a clean installation of windows on a virtual machine. Nu, Microsoft introducerer en ny løsning på Windows 10, som bringer den i tråd med en standard som allerede findes på andre operativsystemer: Windows Sandbox. The feature creates "an isolated, temporary desktop environment" (and lightweight, at 100MB) on which to run an app, and once you've finished with it, the entire sandbox has been deleted – everything else on your PC is safe and separate
Stanford AI found almost every solar panel in the US
Counting is drilling. Let the AIs do it. Stanford researchers crafted a deep-learning system, DeepSolar, that mapped every visible solar panel in the US – about 1.47 million of them, if you're wondering. The neural network-based approach turns satellite imagery into tiles, classifies every pixel within those tiles and combines those pixels to determine if there are solar panels in a given area, even specifying if they are large solar farms or individual installations.
This method is accurate and (most importantly) fixed. It took just weeks to map the country where a conventional approach might take so long the data would be redundant when it was ready.
2018 brought the electric car to everyone
It's Great at people with big bank accounts can get behind the wheel of a vehicle that runs on electrons instead of dead dinosaurs. What's better is that 2018 showed that the rest of us can do the same thing.
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