How Nvidia’s ‘brains’ are dominating the self-driving race

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — As Google, Uber and Tesla fight for control of the self-driving car market, another company better known for its gaming chips than its wheels is positioned to cash-in on the transportation revolution. Nvidia has quietly become one of the top suppliers of the “brains” that control self-driving cars — the super computers… Continue reading “How Nvidia’s ‘brains’ are dominating the self-driving race”

Iran-born Maryam Mirzakhani remembered as ‘Math genius’

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born mathematician who was the first woman to win the coveted Fields Medal, has died in a US hospital after a battle with cancer. She was 40. Mirzakhani’ friend Firouz Naderi announced her death on Saturday on Instagram, and her relatives confirmed the death to the Mehr agency in Iran. “A light was… Continue reading “Iran-born Maryam Mirzakhani remembered as ‘Math genius’”