Aroostook County, Maine, is home to the largest 3D model of the solar system in the Western Hemisphere

Aroostook County, Maine, is home to the largest 3D model of the solar system in the Western Hemisphere

US News and World Report recently named Aroostook’s Maine School of Science and Mathematics one of the best high schools in the country and if this has your inner science nerd excited, watch a local scientist lead us on a tour of the solar system.


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Western Digital Expands WD_BLACK Gaming Portfolio

Today Western Digital expanding its gaming portfolio, WD_BLACK, with even more drives and a gaming dock. These new products include a PCIe Gen4 SSD, the WD_BLACK SN850, an AIC NVMe SSD, the WD_BLACK AN1500, and the aforementioned dock, the WD_BLACK D50 Game Dock. All the new devices leverage the NVMe interface and bring new speeds to gamers.

Today Western Digital expanding its gaming portfolio, WD_BLACK, with even more drives and a gaming dock. These new products include a PCIe Gen4 SSD, the WD_BLACK SN850, an AIC NVMe SSD, the WD_BLACK AN1500, and the aforementioned dock, the WD_BLACK D50 Game Dock. All the new devices leverage the NVMe interface and bring new speeds to gamers.

Gaming has moved beyond the niche to the mainstream, with professional eSports emerging. As the demographic of the gamer has changed, so has the equipment landscape. Games are getting more and more advanced and need the

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Fujitsu to expand Western Sydney data centre

Connection network in dark servers data center room storage systems 3D rendering

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Fujitsu has announced the expansion of its Western Sydney data centre, increasing its initial capacity by 20 megawatts.

The first phase of expansion, called Western Sydney 2, will involve the addition of 4,500 square metres of technical area with the new data halls expected to be operational by March 2021.

Fujitsu said the expansion is part of a broader hyperscale expansion plan, with further phases at the Western Sydney data centre to add another 14,000 square metres and over 50 megawatts of increased power capacity.

This would bring the combined total capacity to 90MW at the Homebush Bay campus.

See also: Fujitsu teams up with Vault Systems to go after government cloud

“Fujitsu’s investment will deliver new levels of data centre resilience and control over their infrastructure for Fujitsu’s customers using dedicated halls,” the company said.

“Based on Fujitsu’s new standardised modular design, the Western Sydney data

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Smoke traveling from western wildfires spreads bad air quality across the US

Devastating wildfires across the Western United States has sent smoke traveling across the country and even into Europe. With that smoke comes bad air quality, not just for those near the fires, but for the entire continent.

Satelite images from NASA shows smoke thousands of miles from the fire. NASA says the smoke contains aerosols, a combination of particles which carry harmful things into the air and into your lungs. All the things that are burning, trees, grass, brush, homes, are turned into soot and absorbed by our lungs.

“This pollution, nobody knows how badly it will be affected but if we extrapolate from previous air quality it’s not good,” Dr. Malik Baz, the medical director at the Baz Allergy and Sius Center, said. “The long-term side effect, we’ll see many, many years down the line.”

Baz’s operates 13 locations in California, all of them are busy as Central California

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Western Digital Fuels Growing AI-Enabled Video Recording Systems Market With Expanded Family of WD Purple Solutions

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Enabling customers to design and build solutions for a variety of smart video workloads, Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced its expanded family of WD Purple™ storage solutions, including the industry’s highest capacity 18TB* surveillance HDD for DVRs, NVRs and analytics appliances, and the 1TB* WD Purple SC QD101 microSD™ card for AI-enabled cameras. Setting the bar for smart video applications, all WD Purple drives are optimized to help reduce frame loss and pixelation, improve overall video playback and enhance streaming for 24×7 workloads – from ingest to backup and long-term storage – as the industry broadens the use of deep learning and analytics.

From commercial buildings to municipalities, businesses are accelerating adoption of AI and deep learning to enable automation and better efficiencies that ultimately help create a safer and better experience for employees, customers and communities. Deep learning algorithms, hungry for data

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