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Artist’s depiction of the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone identified by NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope — Image Credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL — Caltech

SUPERHABITABLE PLANETS

Astronomers have identified two dozen exoplanets that could be more favorable to life than our own planet

As far as our knowledge is concerned, Earth is the most suited planet for life as we know it. But as we continue to become better at exploring the vast expanse of deep space, it is evident that there are other planets out there that might host life, just not in the form that we see it here on Earth. And for that we might not even have to go that far, the recent discovery of phosphine molecules in Venus’ atmosphere, if confirmed, would vouch for that.

Having said that, finding an exoplanet that is as hospitable to human life as our own, would be the greatest find ever. After all, it is one of the most burning questions in the scientific community — Is there an Earth 2.0 out there? A team of astronomers led by Washington State University scientist Dirk Schulze-Makuchnight now have taken the first step in that direction. …


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FUTURE TECH

After the release of its mega AI chip earlier in the summer, the company is diversifying further & deeper

Most of you are probably familiar with the chip giants like Intel & AMD which command a bigger share of the computing processor market, but this entrant to the chip market in 1993 has solidified its reputation as a big name in the arena. Although most well-known for its graphical processing units (GPUs) — GeForce is its primary & most popular product line, the company also provides system-on-a-chip units (SoCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market.

Since 2014, Nvidia has begun to diversify its business from the niche markets of gaming, automotive electronics, and mobile devices. It is now venturing into the futuristic AI, along with providing parallel processing capabilities to researchers and scientists that allow them to efficiently run high-performance applications. …


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WEEKLY BUSINESS ROUNDUP

The state of Financial markets & Economies, Weekly Charts, Business Trends & Statistics

U.S markets swayed this week with three major market benchmarks notching modest gains for the week. Dow and S&P 500 posted gains after retail sales rose in September at the fastest pace in three months. The tech index Nasdaq closed lower after the news that big tech companies are under the radar in the U.S senate with the danger of a bill expected to break up these companies.

Overall, this was the third straight week of gains for both the S&P and Dow & the fourth one for the Nasdaq. …

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Faisal Khan

A devout futurist keeping a keen eye on the latest in Emerging Tech, Global Economy, Space, Science, Cryptocurrencies & more

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