The Daily Populous

Tuesday June 1st, 2021 evening edition

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Hydrogen cyanide was used by the Nazis in Auschwitz and other extermination camps.

The state of Arizona has plans to use hydrogen cyanide, the deadly gas used by the Nazis at Auschwitz and other extermination camps, to kill inmates on death row, documents obtained by The Guardian's Ed Pilkington showed.

The Arizona Department of Corrections spent more than $2,000 in procuring the ingredients for the gas, The Guardian reported, citing the partially redacted documents.

The ingredients purchased include a solid brick of potassium cyanide, sodium hydroxide pellets, and sulfuric acid, the documents showed.

The department has also refurbished a gas chamber in Florence, Arizona, that was built in 1949 but had not been used for 22 years, The Guardian reported.

Pentobarbital is a sedative often used in vet clinics or physician-assisted suicides in Europe, The New York Times reported in 2011.

It's also used in Arizona in 5-gram doses to cause a fatal overdose, The Guardian said. »

University of Edinburgh scientists successfully test cancer-killing ‘Trojan Horse’ drug

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Researchers have successfully tested a “Trojan Horse” drug which can kill cancer and bacterial cells without damaging nearby healthy tissue.

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh combined the tiny cancer-killing molecule SeNBD with a chemical food compound to trick malignant cells into ingesting it.

READ MORE: CANCER: Scotland has the highest rate of liver cancer deaths in the UK. »

Intel CEO says semiconductor shortage could last years

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Intel’s new CEO Pat Gelsinger has said that there could be a global shortage of semiconductors for several years, according to a Reuters report.

The plan will see Intel build two new factories in Arizona and open up its plants to customers.

In the future, Gelsinger envisions expanding production to more locations in the United States and Europe to create a “sustainable and secure semiconductor supply chain for the world. »

Biden recognises Pride Month with an official proclamation after Trump refused during his time in office

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President Joe Biden has issued an official proclamation recognising Pride Month after Donald Trump neglected to do so throughout his term.

Mr Trump became the first Republican president to acknowledge Pride Month in 2019, but he didn’t do so through an official presidential proclamation, as Barack Obama had done every year during his time in office.

Mr Trump did however issue official presidential proclamations declaring June to be National Homeownership Month, Great Outdoors Month and Caribbean-American Heritage Month, in addition to others. »

Nvidia announces new RTX 3080 Ti, priced at $1,199 and launching June 3rd

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The RTX 3080 Ti ships with more VRAM than the RTX 3080, with 12GB of GDDR6X in total.

RTX 3080 Ti specs RTX 3090 RTX 3080 Ti RTX 3080 RTX 3090 RTX 3080 Ti RTX 3080 GPU clusters 82 80 68 CUDAs 10496 10240 8704 RTs 82 80 68 Tensor 328 320 272 ROPs 112 112 96 Boost clock 1695MHz 1665Mhz 1710Mhz Memory 24GB G6X 12GB G6X 10GB G6X Bus 384-bit 384-bit 320-bit Bandwidth 936 GB/s 912 GB/s 760 GB/s TDP 350W 350W 320W Price $1,499 $1,199 $699.

Nvidia is also including its cryptocurrency nerf on the RTX 3080 Ti, much like new RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 cards. »