Elizabethtown College sent a mix of 93 used computers, screens and mice off to Ukraine to help students without necessary technology for their education.
All levels of education in Ukraine have been greatly disrupted by the war, said Andrew Kinsel, founder and owner of the Ukranian nonprofit organization, Ukraine Protection and Development Fund. His organization is facilitating the donation of Elizabethtown College’s computers to Ukrainian students.
The students need donations to replace technology that is often stolen or damaged by Russian soldiers.
Kinsel said in an interview with LNP | LancasterOnline Thursday that a computer that might not be the top of the line in the U.S. is like “gold” for Ukranians – and, it’s a good method of recycling, “Ecologically it’s good… it’s taking junk and giving it to somebody that really needs it.”
Approximately 17 million people have been displaced, roughly 62,000 have died and more than 140,000 buildings have been destroyed in the war Russia waged against Ukraine since February 2022, according to Reuters news agency.
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In fact, the war has hindered education for 5.3 million children in Ukraine, according to UNICEF, and those who could flee could take very little with them – especially not a laptop or computer.
Students in Ukraine are attending school amid air raids and artillery fire, which can make study impossible, Kinsel said.
“I have been in schools in areas liberated from Russian occupation where the roof was damaged, walls shot or all the computers stolen,” Kinsel wrote in a Facebook post. “Universities have suffered rocket attacks and Ukrainian language books burned.”
Multiple efforts, one fund
Kinsel started the Ukraine Protection and Development Fund in May 2022, shortly after the current fighting broke out. Adopt a School, the program Elizabethtown College participated in, is one of the organization’s efforts.
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Though he’s not sure how many students the organization has helped specifically, Kinsel noted that one computer can help five to 10 students in Ukraine. In some parts of the country no more than five students can gather in one spot to prevent themselves from becoming targets of artillery fire.
Adopt a School is just one program of the Ukraine Protection and Development Fund. Through its other efforts – Generators for Life and Computers for the Front – the organization also donated more than 1,000 pieces of electronic equipment to soldiers on the front line, raised over $500,000 to supply body armor to military units and has donated over 100 electric generators to villages damaged by the Russians.
Kinsel has been living near Kyiv, Ukraine, since 1992. A Houston, Texas, native, Kinsel originally came to Ukraine while interning in the U.S. Embassy there during his time studying at American University in Washington, D.C.
He was planning to return to America that summer but instead, he began working with a startup media
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Moore’s Legislation demands a hug. The days of stuffing transistors on small silicon personal computer chips are numbered, and their life rafts — components accelerators — come with a value.
When programming an accelerator — a course of action exactly where applications offload certain duties to program hardware in particular to speed up that activity — you have to establish a entire new computer software guidance. Components accelerators can run certain jobs orders of magnitude more rapidly than CPUs, but they cannot be made use of out of the box. Software wants to successfully use accelerators’ directions to make it appropriate with the entire software program. This translates to a large amount of engineering do the job that then would have to be preserved for a new chip that you are compiling code to, with any programming language.
Now, researchers from MIT’s Laptop or computer Science and Synthetic Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) developed a new programming language identified as “Exo” for producing superior-efficiency code on components accelerators. Exo aids reduced-amount general performance engineers remodel quite basic systems that specify what they want to compute, into really complicated programs that do the very same factor as the specification, but a great deal, substantially a lot quicker by applying these distinctive accelerator chips. Engineers, for illustration, can use Exo to transform a straightforward matrix multiplication into a much more complex plan, which operates orders of magnitude more rapidly by using these exclusive accelerators.
As opposed to other programming languages and compilers, Exo is developed about a strategy referred to as “Exocompilation.” “Traditionally, a ton of investigate has focused on automating the optimization approach for the certain components,” states Yuka Ikarashi, a PhD pupil in electrical engineering and computer science and CSAIL affiliate who is a direct writer on a new paper about Exo. “This is fantastic for most programmers, but for efficiency engineers, the compiler receives in the way as typically as it allows. Simply because the compiler’s optimizations are automatic, there is no superior way to repair it when it does the improper detail and offers you 45 percent efficiency in its place of 90 percent.”
With Exocompilation, the efficiency engineer is back in the driver’s seat. Obligation for selecting which optimizations to apply, when, and in what purchase is externalized from the compiler, back again to the performance engineer. This way, they don’t have to squander time battling the compiler on the just one hand, or executing everything manually on the other. At the very same time, Exo will take accountability for guaranteeing that all of these optimizations are proper. As a outcome, the performance engineer can commit their time enhancing functionality, rather than debugging the complicated, optimized code.
“Exo language is a compiler that’s parameterized above the components it targets the exact compiler can adapt to lots of various components accelerators,” says Adrian Sampson, assistant professor in the Department of Computer system Science at Cornell University. “ Instead of creating a bunch of messy C++ code to compile for a
– Drone manufacturer Quantum-Systems relies on Liebherr’s encounter when it will come to the production of electronics for the autopilot and motor controller – Liebherr’s Elements product or service phase in Lindau carries out the procurement, producing, tests and assembly of the electronic factors – Quantum-Methods and Liebherr system to further more increase their cooperation
Munich-based mostly drone company Quantum-Techniques depends on Liebherr’s Electronics Producing Providers (EMS). In long term, Liebherr’s Elements item phase will manufacture the Quantum-Skynode autopilot and the motor controller for the “Vector” and “Scorpion” unmanned aerial methods in Lindau (Germany). Quantum-Systems drones are employed all over the world for mapping, surveying and reconnaissance purposes.
Nussbaumen (Switzerland), June, 2022 – The EMS purchase by Quantum-Units does not only include the procurement of elements and creation of electronics, but also the assembly of factors for the autopilot. Complete screening products and services accompany the producing processes and make certain high solution excellent.
“In Liebherr we have observed an perfect electronics lover for our drones. Liebherr’s many years of experience in the output of substantial-top quality aerospace electronics flows right into our solutions. This is an crucial aspect for the functionality of our drones, primarily for functions in adverse environmental circumstances with extreme temperatures,” says Florian Seibel, CEO and co-founder of Quantum-Systems.
Further growth of cooperation
A tour of the Liebherr-Elektronik GmbH output website in Lindau at the commencing of June 2022 heralded further more enlargement of the cooperation past manufacturing services. In upcoming, the concentrate will be on progress and qualification in the field of electronics in certain. With its in-home test centre in Lindau, Liebherr can also have out the qualification and verification of electronic components on-website.
Versatility and wide array of purposes for the drones
Quantum-Systems’ drones can be outfitted with unique sensors and cameras. The vertical acquire-off and landing functionality delivers more versatility in use. The autopilot manufactured by Liebherr also allows completely autonomous drone operations. Fields of application are, for example, wellness analysis of crops from the air, development checking in opencast mines or authentic-time situational analyses in catastrophe places.
Lengthy-standing working experience in electronics production
For in excess of 40 years, Liebherr’s digital factors have confirmed their value every day all over the earth in a large assortment of industries, these as aviation, development or mining. When it arrives to the electronics producing processes, the company attracts on its profound cross-business expertise in operation underneath the most demanding conditions. This, in change, guarantees large quality in element assembly and installation.
About Quantum-Systems GmbH
Quantum-Techniques GmbH develops and deploys tiny Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for the geospatial local community (industrial product or service line) and the defence, stability, and intelligence group (governmental products line), delivering unparalleled knowledge high quality, efficiency, and operational usability.
The completely autonomous sUAS with AI edge computing capabilities permits its users to capitalize on the emerging megatrend of autonomous sUAS information acquisition solutions that will open fully new marketplaces and applications. All Quantum-Systems sUAS mix eVTOL (electrical vertical acquire-off and
Just because E3 2022 isn’t happening officially doesn’t mean game developers and publishers are skipping out on a summer full of announcements. Microsoft, Capcom, Netflix, Devolver Digital, and many others have stepped in to fill the void, with the Geoff Keighley-led Summer Game Fest kicking off a week of livestreaming events showcasing hundreds of new and upcoming games.
A few major game publishers have already signaled that they won’t hold an E3-style showcase during this time. Electronic Arts and Ubisoft have already ruled out doing their respective events, EA Play and Ubisoft Forward, in June. Nintendo, as Nintendo does, is still a wild card. The company has not announced a Nintendo Direct for June … yet.
Here’s a breakdown of the colloquially known “Not-E3” schedule so far, and what to expect from each show.
Thursday, June 9
Summer Game Fest
11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT
The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley and friends promise a “cross-industry showcase of announcements and games” during Thursday’s stream. Confirmed to appear at the Summer Game Fest kickoff livestream are Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Gotham Knights, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, and The Callisto Protocol. The show, which is expected to run between 90 minutes and two hours, will feature “a couple of new game announcements” and some surprises, Keighley said. But he cautioned that Summer Games Fest will primarily focus on “stuff that is announced,” so keep your lofty expectations in check.
Immediately following the Summer Game Fest livestream will be a new showcase from iam8bit and Double Fine Productions, where the focus will be on new and announced indie games. The Day of the Devs showcase will reveal a new game from Monument Valley developer Ustwo games alongside new trailers, updates, and game announcements.
Expect hijinks, game announcements, and probably a few gallons of fake blood during Devolver Digital’s annual … thing that they do. Here’s the official description: “A clueless team of Devolver Digital execs, scrambling to produce a presentation, accidentally trigger a reality-bending, industry-wide event that threatens the very fabric of video game time and space.” In reality, Devolver will likely show some cool game trailers.
Netflix is rolling out Geeked Week content all week, but Friday will highlight the streamer’s gaming-related content, including The Cuphead Show, Sonic Prime, Dota: Dragon’s Blood, and Tekken: Bloodline. It will also focus on Netflix’s games initiative, with “more than 10 Netflix
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