Simon Hauger Revs Up High Schools with Car Projects

Simon Hauger helps inner-city high schoolers build cars and start businesses

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Simon HaugerSimon Hauger IEEE Member Age 42 What he does Teaches high school seniors. For whom The Sustainability Workshop Where he does it Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Fun Factor Drives a superfast biodiesel Jetta modified by his students.Photo: Bill Cramer/Wonderful Machine

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Nuclear Energy Brinkmanship in Ukraine

The Zaporizhzhia power plant is a strategically important prize, but war damage could be calamitous

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Barbed wire in the foreground frames a power plant in the distance across a wide river.

The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Enerhodar, in the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia Region, seen from across the Dnipro in Ukrainian-held Nikopol. Russian invaders have been shelling Nikopol from the nuclear power plant.

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A battle of nerves and steel is raging at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which Russia captured in March. Russian forces use the Zaporizhzhia plant as a safe haven for troops and equipment, including artillery that is shelling Ukrainian-held territory directly across the Dnipro River. Ukraine is launching a counteroffensive to retake occupied territory, including Zaporizhzhia. And, all the while, each blames the other as explosions rock the nuclear site.

According to a Reuters report today, Russia’s Defense Department may order the plant to shut down, citing shelling damage to the plant’s “back-up support systems.” Yesterday most plant workers were allegedly told not to come to work tomorrow, according to Ukranian intelligence, which warns the Russians may be planning a dangerous "provocation."

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Nvidia’s CTO on the Future of High-Performance Computing

The company’s Earth-2 supercomputer is taking on climate change

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Nvidia’s CTO Michael Kagan is an IEEE senior member.

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In 2019 Michael Kagan was leading the development of accelerated networking technologies as chief technology officer at Mellanox Technologies, which he and eight colleagues had founded two decades earlier. Then in April 2020 Nvidia acquired the company for US $7 billion, and Kagan took over as CTO of that tech goliath—his dream job.

Nvidia is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., but Kagan works out of the company’s office in Israel.

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