- NASA has spent years exploring Jupiter to learn more about the planet’s origins and development. Researchers collecting radio waves from Ganymede discovered something unexpected this summer: their recording of Jupiter’s most giant moon sounds like R2-D2 when suited to human ears.
Juno, which launched in August 2011 and arrived at Jupiter in July 2016, was the first mission. Juno has made hundreds of circles around Jupiter. On June 7, it traveled closer to Jupiter’s most giant moon, Europa, than any previous spacecraft in more than 20 years, flying within 645 miles of the moon’s surface.
NASA’s Waves sensor acquired data from electric and magnetic radio waves approaching Ganymede. Researchers then altered the frequency of these waves to make them audible, resulting in a 50-second lunar track full of chirps, beeps, and boops that sound eerily similar to R2-D2 on his mission in a galaxy far, far away. On Friday, Scott Bolton, the Juno mission’s chief scientist, revealed the audio track at the American Geophysical Union’s autumn meeting in New Orleans.
In a NASA release, he added, “This music is just crazy enough to make you feel like you’re riding along as Juno sails through Ganymede for the first time in more than two decades.” “At roughly the middle of the audio, you can hear a dramatic transition to higher frequencies, which reflects entrance into a new section of Ganymede’s magnetosphere.”
The difference in frequency might be “related to passing from the night side to the day side” of the moon, according to Willam Kurth, the Waves projects principal co-investigator. According to NASA, Ganymede, more extensive than Mercury and dwarf planet Pluto, is predicted to have an underground saltwater ocean with more water than all of the water on Earth’s surface. It is the only moon known to have a magnetic field of its own. Bolton also released “very gorgeous” new Jupiter photographs during the meeting.
“It’s more like a painter’s pallet. This reminds me of a Van Gogh pictures. “During a news briefing at the conference, he stated. “There are these fantastic vortices and twirling clouds of various hues,” says the narrator.
Researchers say the vortices mimic those seen in Earth’s seas and are thought to arise spontaneously and “survive forever.” “Even though Jupiter’s energy system is far bigger than Earth’s, knowing the dynamics of the Jovian atmosphere should help us comprehend the physical forces at work on our planet,” NASA stated.
Intel Connecting a laptop to a desktop computer boosts performance:
Intel is establishing an ecosystem of technologies through its dedicated graphics (or with its development) to provide something of value to the competitors. One of the company’s most recent demonstrations was dubbed “continual computing,” It used a notion similar to that of an external GPU (eGPU) to boost the graphics performance of a laptop running on a desktop computer.
Raja Koduri, the current head of Intel’s graphics group, demonstrated the technology at the Real-time Conference. They showed hitman three operating on a 14-inch ultra-book with the team’s GPU. According to reports, that laptop was seen working to its limits to move a game in low quality that is light years away from a stereotypical indie title on a technical level.
The demo featured the same title, but with the laptop linked to a desktop computer with a dedicated GPU using a Thunderbolt cable, after displaying the game running at low graphics settings and with the computer appearing to be in a hurry. It was feasible to achieve a considerably higher graphic setup in Hitman 3 in this manner.
This demonstration may not place as much emphasis on hardware as it does on software. Multi-GPU setups have always been complicated since systems have spent a long time balancing workload equitably for the most incredible performance. This lends credence to Intel’s achievement of the same, or at least something comparable, utilizing two physically independent machines and completely different visuals.
The chipmaker claimed that it used an abstraction layer constructed with software that can detect “ambient computing” (ambient computing), which is responsible for identifying the presence of a more powerful computer capable of using the feature shown. The abstraction layer transfers available resources over the network and intelligently allocates them to deliver the best possible experience once the most capable device that supports “ambient computing” is found.
The abstraction layer can bring up new possibilities in sectors like gaming and virtual reality. This also includes the Mark Zuckerberg metaverse, a “creation” of Facebook’s inventor and founder in which Intel has a significant role, at least on the surface. We’ll see how far these technologies take us because not everything that is inventive becomes a commercial success.
Oracle acquires Cerner in a $28 billion mega acquisition to expand into healthcare:
Who thinks the week before Thanksgiving is a slow news week? Oracle was gracious enough to provide some significant news today to tech writers who were tired of working on year-end stories: In a $28.3 billion agreement, the database behemoth announced the acquisition of Cerner. This business specializes in electronic health information.
“Oracle Corporation and Cerner Corporation today jointly announced an agreement for Oracle to purchase Cerner through an all-cash tender offer for $95.00 per share, or approximately $28.3 billion in equity value,” according to a press announcement from the firm.
Oracle enters the healthcare vertical in a big way with this transaction. According to Synergy Research, this rising industry could aid Oracle’s young cloud infrastructure company, which is still in the single digits. According to Holger Mueller of Constellation Research, the transaction is the largest in Oracle’s history, and the business has a lengthy history of acquisitions.
“Oracle made a wise decision. It further embeds Oracle technology in healthcare and shifts a significant current and future workload to Oracle Cloud. Not to mention the fact that Oracle is investing in the world’s largest and fastest-growing vertical market,” Mueller explained.
Oracle CEO Safra Catz was well aware of the potential for expansion. “As we extend Cerner’s business into many more nations throughout the world, it will be a major new revenue growth engine for years to come.” “We followed the same growth approach when we acquired NetSuite; only the Cerner revenue opportunity is significantly bigger,” she added in a statement.
It’s worth noting, too, that although Catz is talking about worldwide development, Microsoft made a similar move into healthcare earlier this year when it announced the $19.7 billion acquisition of Nuance Communications. Regulators in the United Kingdom, however, are opposing this. It’ll be fascinating to watch if this acquisition is subjected to the same level of regulatory scrutiny when it moves through next year.
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