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Will Asteroid 2024 LZ4 Pose a Threat to Earth?

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  NASA has recently been keeping an eye on three asteroids that are moving toward Earth. It is important to note that Asteroid 2024 LZ4 will pass closer to Earth than the Moon, by 173,000 miles. Because it is so close, it stands out even more, but because it is only 72 feet long, about the length of an airplane, it has not been labeled as a possibly dangerous object. Understanding Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) Neoasteroids are asteroids that come close to Earth on their paths. Most asteroids are in the belt between Mars and Jupiter, but those close to Earth are closely watched because they could be dangerous. Criteria for “Potentially Hazardous” Classification An asteroid is considered possibly dangerous if it is within 4.6 million miles of Earth and is more than 150 meters across. Even though it is close, asteroid 2024 LZ4 doesn’t meet these requirements because it is too small. NASA and other space agencies keep a close eye on these objects in space to figure out their paths and the chan

A Quick Guide to Environmental Conservation

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Microsoft launches Windows 11 24H2 for Copilot+ PCs, creating a confused multi-tier system of Windows users

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With the official launch of Copilot+ PCs, Microsoft has also unleashed Windows 11 24H2. This most recent update to Windows 11 has been a long time in the works, and there have been numerous preview builds available. What is interesting is the way in which this launch is taking place. Copilot+ PC are now available with Windows 11 24H2 pre-installed, and it is also available to Insiders. The fact that systems have this version of the operating system installed means that development is complete (well, as complete as such work ever is), but the launch is dividing the Windows userbase into haves and have-nots -- in more ways than one. See also:Microsoft postpones Recall so new Copilot+ PCs will launch without this flagship feature Yes, Microsoft Cross Device Service is causing high CPU usage in Windows 11; no, there is no fix Microsoft brings new features to Windows 10 with KB5039211 update The launch of Windows 11 24H2 has already been marred by Microsoft's (probably wise) decision t

The enduring importance of digital trust

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Three months into a new professional role, I find myself reflecting on the fact that efficiently acclimating to something new takes intentionality and a desire to progress. Similarly, today's highly connected economy is acclimating to a new paradigm shift: the enduring importance of digital trust. In its latest "State of Digital Trust" research report, ISACA dug into the trends powering this transformation. Organizations today increasingly rely on an online presence and digital communications to connect and conduct business. Maintaining presence and communication in an effective manner is only possible if they support a trustworthy and transparent digital footprint. Defining digital trust Like many emerging trends, the definition of digital trust depends on who you ask. ISACA defines digital trust as "confidence in the integrity of the relationships, interactions and transactions among providers and consumers within an associated digital ecosystem." Digital tru

Startup claims it can boost any processor's performance by 100X — Flow Computing introduces its 'CPU 2.0' architecture

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Flow Computing has exited stealth mode with some of the most explosive claims from an emerging technology company we have seen in a long time. A spinout from Finland’s acclaimed VTT Technical Research Center, Flow says its Parallel Processing Unit (PPU) can enable “100X Improved performance for any CPU architecture.” The startup has just secured €4M in pre-seed funding and its founders and backers are asking the tech world to brace for its self-titled era of "CPU 2.0." According to Timo Valtonen, co-founder and CEO of Flow Computing, the new PPU was designed to break a decades-long stagnation in CPU performance. Valtonen says that this has made the CPU the weakest link in computing in recent years. “Flow intends to lead the SuperCPU revolution through its radical new Parallel Performance Unit (PPU) architecture, enabling up to 100X the performance of any CPU,” boldly claimed the Flow CEO. Flow’s PPU is claimed to be very broadly compatible with existing CPU architectures. It

Bandwidth breakthroughs #bandwidth #sciencefather

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