The Daily Populous

Wednesday September 2nd, 2020 night edition

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NVIDIA today unveiled its consumer Ampere graphics cards in the form of the GeForce RTX 3070, 3080, and 3090 with rather palatable price tags.

Traditionally, NVIDIA tweaks the SM every generation, changing the core count, SFUs and/or the arrangement of the shaders.

NVIDIA RTX IO: Enables rapid GPU-based loading and game asset decompression, accelerating input/output performance by up to 100x compared with hard drives and traditional storage APIs.

NVIDIA calls this a “custom” 8nm process but I don’t think the density and efficiency will be any different.

GeForce RTX 3080: Starting at $699, the RTX 3080 will be the next go-to graphics card for 4K enthusiasts and gamers.

Featuring 10GB of GDDR6X memory running at 19Gbps, the RTX 3080 is supposed to be 80-90% faster than the RTX 2080 and around 30-40% faster than the RTX 2080 Ti.

GeForce RTX 3090: At the very top, we have the RTX 3090, priced at $1,499. »

Nick Saban leads Alabama athletes on march to protest social injustice

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Alabama football team marches on campus to influence social change Alabama head coach Nick Saban leads the Crimson Tide players on a march through campus, demanding social justice.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban led dozens of his football players and other athletes on a march to protest social injustice and recent incidents of police brutality against Black men and women.

Other players held signs with messages like "Black Lives Matter" and "Stand for something or fall for anything." »

Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research study finds honeybee venom rapidly kills aggressive breast cancer cells

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Venom from honeybees has been found to rapidly kill aggressive and hard-to-treat breast cancer cells, according to potentially groundbreaking new Australian research.

The research was published in the journal Nature Precision Oncology It found honeybee venom was effective in killing breast cancer cells.

The study also found when the venom's main component was combined with existing chemotherapy drugs, it was extremely efficient at reducing tumour growth in mice. »

Christopher Columbus Never Set Out to Prove the Earth was Round

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Wrong: Despite a persistent legend, neither Columbus nor his Spanish patrons thought Earth was a finite plane instead of a round planet.

That was thanks to scientists, philosophers and mathematicians who, as early as around 600 B.C., made observations that Earth was round.

He didn’t think Earth was flat, but by jumpstarting the Age of Exploration, he changed the course of human history. »

Calling 911 with a false claim because of race can now put you in prison for years in N.J.

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Calling 911 to harass somebody because of their race in New Jersey can now put you in prison for years.

Calling police “as an intimidation tactic against people of color is an unacceptable, abhorrent form of discrimination,” Murphy said in a statement.

She originally claimed he was threatening her, but she later apologized for her “false assumptions” and was charged with filing a false police report. »