Loft Orbital to work with US Space Force on satellite ‘Edge computing’ capabilities

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Loft Orbital is working to develop a processor that can provide on-board Edge computing capabilities to military satellites in orbit.The California-based company has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by the Space Force’s AFWERX program. The contract will provide funding to support development of a ‘high-performance, reprogrammable onboard Edge computing environment.’The onboard processor Loft Orbital is working on will support customer and third party “massless payloads” onboard; providing an environment to host applications for applications requiring Edge computing such as sensor data processing, mission autonomy, satellite self-protection, telemetry data processing. The company is also working to develop a machine learning software package to autonomously detect, identify and mitigate cyber...

Best Star Wars gadgets and accessories to have the Force with you » Gadget Flow

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Got an upcoming birthday for a Star Wars fan? Or maybe you're that person who's obsessed with the movies. Since the 1970s, the Star Wars franchise has captured people with its fast-paced action and science-fiction theme. In today's blog, we're exploring the best Star Wars gadgets and accessories to treat yourself or a loved one. Even after you’ve watched the Star Wars franchise for the sixth time, continue to unfold the story with the best figurines, mugs, kitchen gadgets, device holders, and more. We’ve created a list of the top 10 Star-Wars-themed gadgets and accessories for any adult fan in your life. 1. Clean your home the fun way with the POWERbot Star Wars robot vacuum, which captures debris trapped in corners and wall edges and even includes eerie sound effects. POWERbot Star Wars...

Air Force partners with quantum computing firm QC Ware on research project

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U.S. Air Force researchers are partnering with a quantum computing company to use its machine learning algorithms, Axios has learned.Why it matters: Quantum is the next generation of computing, and its growing adoption by the military shows the progress of the technology as it gradually moves out of the lab and into the real world.Driving the news: Later this morning the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) — its technological development wing — will announce a partnership with the quantum computing software company QC Ware to harness its algorithms to better surveil unmanned aircraft.QC Ware will design and deliver quantum algorithms that are capable of clustering and classifying the flight plans of objects many times faster than the classical machine learning algorithms that are currently used for the job.Using currently available quantum...