Scientist and engineer Ildar Rakhmatulin from Heriot-Watt University has developed a very unusual device – a laser system with built-in artificial intelligence, which is needed to fight cockroaches. He described his work in the journal Oriental Insects.
The device includes two image-recognition cameras that track and identify the cockroach. The system then aims the laser at the target. As it turned out, with a low power, a cockroach can be scared away, and with a higher power, it can be destroyed.
This is not the first version of the laser system. Previously, Rakhmatulin used a Raspberry Pi computer, but now he has replaced it with Jetson Nano, this board allowed the use of deep learning technologies to improve recognition accuracy.
It is noted that such a system can scare away other insects, such as flies or mosquitoes. However, you can assemble it yourself. The cost of the components is about $250, and all the data is publicly available on GitHub.
In the future, the engineer plans to make the device more compact and start selling it. At the same time, the author acknowledges that the laser can be potentially dangerous if the beam hits the eyes.
It was previously reported that another enthusiast built a laser lawn mower.
Extra frame adders from AMD and Nvidia were compared in one game. FSR 3 vs DLSS 3 can now only be pitted in Immortals of Aveum
FSR 3’s supersampling technology with Fluid Motion Frames (AFMF) was tested in the game Immortals of Aveum, comparing different modes, and at the same time comparing with DLSS 3. Currently, this is the only game where you can directly compare DLSS 3 and FSR 3.
If we talk specifically about this comparison, then on the RTX 4090 video card, activating FSR 3 gives a greater performance increase, while the 1% Low and 0.2% Low indicators are less than those of DLSS 3.
In both cases, there were stutters and other manifestations of lack of performance, which was due to poor optimization of the game as a whole, but in the case of DLSS 3 there were still fewer problems.
Another interesting feature is that the game allows you to enable FSR 3 while also enabling Nvidia Reflex to reduce latency.
As for image quality, the authors from WCCF Tech did not notice any particular difference. At the same time, Nvidia DLAA cannot be enabled in the game, but FSR AA can be activated, which improves image clarity. As a reminder, there is no scaling in these modes.
You can now try out the frame renderer from FSR 3 in 20 games, including Hogwarts Legacy and Starfield, directly from the driver
AMD today launched FSR 3 supersampling technology with Fluid Motion Frames (AFMF). Currently it is only available in Forspoken and Immortals of Aveum, but this is in full form. It turns out that today you can try it out in another two dozen games.
Even at the presentation, AMD said that it would integrate Fluid Motion Frames directly into the driver, which would allow the technology to be activated in virtually any game. The full launch of this option will take place in 2024, but now the preliminary version of Adrenalin software allows you to try Fluid Motion Frames in 20 games, including a number of bestsellers.
The list of supported games includes the following projects:
- A Plague Tale – Requiem
- Borderlands 3
- Dead Space
- Deep Rock Galactic
- Dying Light 2
- Far Cry 6
- Ghostwire: Tokyo
- Hitman 3
- Hogwarts Legacy
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Resident Evil 3
- Resident Evil 4
- Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
- Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
- The Last of Us Part 1
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Unfortunately, if in the usual version Fluid Motion Frames is available for video cards starting from the Radeon RX 5000, and is also available on Nvidia and Intel cards, then the version with the driver, firstly, cuts off competitors’ cards, which is logical, and secondly, limits support to only the latest RX 7000 models.
GeForce RTX 4090 is ready for Counter-Strike 2. The video card produces 543 FPS in the game
Almost immediately after the release of Counter-Strike 2, Nvidia explained what to expect in the game when using 3D cards from the GeForce RTX 40 line.
With Full HD resolution and maximum graphics settings, the flagship of the line – GeForce RTX 4090 – produces 543 FPS. Nvidia assured that the GeForce RTX 4090 in Counter-Strike 2 is 4.5 times faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 and 2.9 times faster than the GeForce RTX 2080.
At the other end is the GeForce RTX 4060, but even it provides more than 200 FPS under the same conditions. The performance gap between the GeForce RTX 4060 and GeForce RTX 4060 Ti is quite small, unlike other models in the line.
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