Bitcoin Mining Consumes Less Energy Than Gaming, Reveals Report
by Hououin Kyouma |

Data shows the Bitcoin mining industry consumes slightly less energy in total compared to the video gaming sector.

Bitcoin Mining Energy Consumption Stands At 100 TWh Per Year Right Now

According to a recent report released by Arcane Research, while the BTC mining energy consumption has grown significantly in recent years, the industry still makes up a very small part of the global total.

Currently, Bitcoin miners are utilizing electricity at a rate of around 100 TWh per year. This figure accounts for about 0.06% of the world’s total energy demands, quite insignificant.

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The US Army Is Testing AR Tech For Armored Vehicles
by Kyle Melnick | VRScout

Photo by Efe Kurnaz on Unsplash

Last month the United States Army conducted a two-day demonstration of its Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) being used in tandem with its Stryker armored vehicles, offering everyone from the drivers to the passengers 360-degree situational awareness on the battlefield.

Powered by Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 mixed reality headset, the IVAS system is designed to improve a soldier’s situational awareness by displaying key information such as the locations of enemy and friendly forces as well as GPS directions over the real-world environment.

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Computational model could speed development of semiconductors useful in quantum applications

by Tracey Peake, North Carolina State University | Techxplore

Photo by Adi Goldstein on Unsplash

Researchers from North Carolina State University used computational analysis to predict how optical properties of semiconductor material zinc selenide (ZnSe) change when doped with halogen elements, and found the predictions were confirmed by experimental results. Their method could speed the process of identifying and creating materials useful in quantum applications.

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🌙 NASA - Best Photo from Last Week
A Peek Into Jupiter’s Inner Life

Auroras and hazes glow in this composite image of Jupiter taken by the James Webb Space Telescope's Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam). NIRCam has three specialized infrared filters that showcase details of the planet.

Since infrared light is invisible to the human eye, the light has been mapped onto the visible spectrum: the auroras are mapped to redder colors, hazes to yellows and greens, and light reflected from a deeper main cloud to blues.

Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, Jupiter ERS Team; image processing by Judy Schmidt.

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