Aurora’s core product is called the Aurora Driver, a combination of software and hardware that can be installed in different types of cars to make them drive autonomously. (This echoes his old employers who call their product the “Waymo Driver.”) So far, the system has been integrated into six different types of vehicles, including sedans, SUVs, minivans, commercial vans, and Class 8 freight trucks — none of which have been deployed commercially. … [Read more...] about Aurora is finally ready to show the world what it’s been up to
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Quad-core low-power CPU based either on license-free RISC-V or PowerPC architectures with a minimum clock rate of 1GhzMinimum of 4GB RAMMicroSD or equivalent smartphone-class removable flash storage slot or minimum onboard flash storage of 4GBEthernet controller USB 3.0 with both USB-C and USB-AHDMI connector or optical adapter dongle Bluetooth/Zigbee controller Wi-Fi chipset Audio processing DAC that provides audio output to digital and legacy speakers and audio input from wide-field and other micsAny manufacturer could make a small royalty-free device based on this specification. The device form factors and additional features -- such as integrated displays, lights, buttons, microphones, and types of output ports -- would vary. However, all devices from all manufacturers would need to be interoperable to retain said "AudioPiLe" specification and certification. What would this PiLe device cost? I think it would be reasonable to expect that they could be sold for $25 to … [Read more...] about So long, Sonos: Meet the open-source audio system that will never die
There are three stages of wastewater treatment, according to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. During the first stage, all of the waste that accumulates in the city's pipes just sits in a tank for hours. This stage allows the solids to settle at the bottom of the tank. The water at the top of the tank is skimmed off and sent off to be processed. Your poop remains in the sludge that's left over. (The official name for this goop is, in fact, sludge.) … [Read more...] about Where does all our poop go?
In fact, some researchers have proposed making drugs that could inhibit claudin-2 in order to help prevent diarrhea. But the new findings suggest that blocking this molecule could prolong an infection, the researchers wrote. Increased levels of this molecule and increased gut permeability "are essential to host defense," they wrote. … [Read more...] about Here’s Why You Get Diarrhea When You’re Sick
Sometimes, green poop is an indication of a health issue. For example, cancer patients who undergo a donor bone-marrow transplant may develop graft-versus-host disease, which is marked by a number of gastrointestinal symptoms, including watery, green diarrhea, according to the National Cancer Institute. … [Read more...] about Why Is My Poop Green?