Each Friday, we share a curated list of articles we found during the past week. Here’s the list of the new and interesting ones we found for the week ending July 23, 2021. If there’s an article you think we should read, let us know in the comments below.
Japan breaks internet speed record with a 319Tbps data transfer – Scientists at Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology have smashed the internet transfer record. That’s almost twice as fast as the 179 Tbps a team of British and Japanese researchers managed in August 2020.
Take more outdoor walks: Neuroscientists say they’re great for your brain – The researchers found that time spent outdoors is associated with more gray matter in parts of the prefrontal cortex that oversee cognitive control.
DuckDuckGo tackles email privacy with new tracker-stripping service – The privacy-focused search engine announced a free service this week that aims to thwart email trackers by stripping tracking pixels from your emails.
GPUs Can Now Analyze a Billion Complex Vectors in Record Time – Researchers at Facebook AI Research propose a novel solution that allows 4 GPUs to analyze more than 95 million high-dimensional images in just 35 minutes. This speed is 8.5 times faster than previous techniques that also used GPUs.
Cloud Computing’s Coming Energy Crisis – Bloomberg recently estimated that about 1% of the world’s electricity goes to cloud computing, but that figure is expected to grow over the next decade. They estimate that we might exit the 2020s needing as much as 8% of all electricity to power the cloud.
How the IBM PC Won, Then Lost, the Personal Computer Market – A look back at the history of the IBM PC.
Quantum Computing Is Coming. What Can It Do? – We hear a lot about quantum computing…but what does it mean in terms of real-world applications? Quite a bit, actually.