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Daily News Round #1 for January 20, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for January 20, 2004

By: Steve Dougherty from Jan 20, 2004 @ 0:06 CST

- nVidia Helps NASA Reconstruct Mars Rover Data

A press release from nVidia today informs us of their link with NASA and the Mars rover project by providing their technology for reconstruction of martian terrain sourced from transmitted rover data. The full scoop in the PR of which you can grab here! (Remember to right-click & "Save Target as".)

SINGAPORE - JANUARY 20, 2004 ¾ NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that NASA is using its technology to reconstruct Martian terrain from transmitted rover data in photorealistic virtual reality, allowing scientists to explore Mars in 3D as if they were actually moving freely on the planet's surface. This NVIDIA-powered environment serves as a precise vision and planning system for NASA scientists, allowing them to rehearse a variety of Mars rover scenarios, mapping out moves and experiments, prior to directing the vehicle to undertake actual tasks by "flying" through highly realistic, 3D reconstructions of the Martian surface.

- XPC Zen: Shuttle redefines small form factor [Again]

Shuttle have a press release out today supporting their new XPC Zen SFF PC, built around the ATI RADEON 9100 chipset and boasting a bunch of other nifty little features, one well worth noting is it's external power supply configuration. It certainly looks very swish too. Grab the full PR in the form of a PDF doc to read more!

(Taipei, Taiwan - January 20, 2003) Shuttle Inc, a leading provider of small form-factor (SFF) computers and mainboards, has introduced the XPC Zen (ST62K). Built around the revolutionary ATI RADEON 9100 chipset, this highly-advanced SFF computer delivers leading-edge integrated graphics performance and redefines the standard for low-noise, low-temperature operation.

"XPC Zen is among the first full-featured desktop computers to offer an external power supply," said Ken Huang, vice president, systems R&D. "But, with ATI industry-best RADEON 9100 IGP, dual-channel DDR400 and Intel® Hyper-Threading technology processor support, Zen serves up truly impressive performance."