Day: September 9, 2020

Government launches “Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge” to promote homegrown computer hardware

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The government of India has launched the “Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge” under the aim of Atmanirbhar Bharat, to promote home-grown microprocessor manufacturing and designing.

The registrations for the challenge started from August 18th on the MyGov website and 100 shortlisted companies will be given a total grant of Rs 1 crore to build a prototype, while 25 finalists will win Rs 1 crore each. The top 10 teams will get a seed fund of total Rs 2.3 crores and 12 months of incubation support, under the Ministry of Information Technology. You can register here.

Swadeshi Microprocessor Challenge

The challenge will be spread over 10 months with the aim to meet the growing need of homegrown compute hardware

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State education officials want $1 million for satellite internet ::

— When state lawmakers gather again next week, they’ll consider a $1 million request to help children in hard-to-reach places access the internet via low-orbit satellites.

The satellites are part of a broadband internet program from SpaceX, which is available now in some northern states and will be moving worldwide over the next year, according to the company’s “Starlink” website.

For $1 million, State Board of Education Chairman Eric Davis said the state should be able to create 1,000 hot spots in parts of the state where physical broadband infrastructure isn’t realistic. The technology should be available in North Carolina by October, Department of Public Instruction Director of Legislative Affairs Freebird McKinney told lawmakers.

“We sure would like to take advantage of that opportunity,” Davis said.

The ask came Tuesday during a meeting of the House’s coronavirus working group on education issues.

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The F-117 Nighthawk: The First Modern Stealth Plane

Here’s What You Need To Remember: In addition to its reflective surfaces, the Nighthawk sported other design features now standard in stealth aircraft, including the use of radar-absorbent iron-ball paint magnetically charged so as to reduce the reflection of electromagnetic waves. The F-117’s slit-shaped exhaust ports for its F404 turbofan engines minimize the infrared signature of the exhaust.

The F-117 Nighthawk, America’s original stealth plane with a deeply sinister appearance, is an example of a weapon system designed around the limitations imposed by a promising new technology. The Nighthawk was revolutionary when it entered service in 1983—not that many could appreciate that, as the plane was kept secret from the public for five years.

Ironically, the Pentagon had a Russian researcher named Pyotr Ufimtsev to thank for first elaborating in a 1964 paper the concept that visibility on radar was not based purely on the size of an object, but

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