The problem of building more capable planes turns out to be less of a predicament for computer algorithms than it is for human engineers. Eliseo Delgado Jr. explains below how the aviation industry is getting a few major redesigns to their vehicles that can help ensure safer and more energy-efficient flights using new computer algorithms.
Eliseo Delgado Jr. is a computer engineer who’s studied a variety of technology fields and consumer products that rely on computer programming. He’s studied topics like artificial intelligence, 5G, the Internet of Things, cloud storage and more and shares his findings with his online audience.
Recently, he’s closely followed advances in aviation design in the media and has witnessed how algorithms and generative design is allowing engineers to accomplish feats they’ve never been able to achieve before.
“One of the largest obstacles when designing new planes is making them safe enough for regular flight while cutting down on costs and materials as much as possible to avoid overcharging for airfare,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “Before computers and recent algorithms, engineers had to bang their heads against the wall to figure out how to make planes lighter while attempting to boost their integrity without overspending on budget.”
Aviation industry giant Airbus recently partnered with the design and engineering software company Autodesk to use a resource called generative design to make new plane models. Generative design is programming software that allows engineers to input a variety of rules or parameters before its system returns a range of potential results. It’s helping the industry to discover new solutions where the human brain has failed consistently before.
“In the past, engineers would make planes more secure by adding new support beams and cross-bracing where necessary, using only a handful of materials they knew could stand up to the job,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “Generative design doesn’t begin with an initial model before adding supporting material to try and accomplish goals; it uses a range of information that it strings together to basically grow an entirely new product into the mold that we’re looking for.”
Afterwards, the computer program’s artificial intelligence returns thousands of options that are charted out with variations in style and varying attributes. From this, engineers can carefully look through designs and determine top contenders. They can then either put new specifications into the system or allow it simply to learn on its own to develop even more efficient models.
“Generative design is proving to simplify the complexity of building really standout plane models that consider elements like comfort for passengers, weight of the plane, aerodynamics, durability, and much more,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr.
Today, tech company Autodesk is dedicating much of their time and resources into generative design specifically for their recent partnership with Airbus. Together, they expect to produce wildly more efficient planes and more comprehensive software in the next five years.
As a computer engineer with decades of experience keeping up with trends in the tech industry, Eliseo Delgado Jr. has witnessed first-hand the growth from gas-powered machinery to electric. Here, he discusses NASA’s latest cargo-carrying project, their new X-57 electric plane.
While NASA is known around the world for their work on space shuttles and satellites, Eliseo Delgado Jr. reports on the company’s latest aircraft, the X-57 electric plane. This project demonstrates the company’s usefulness in earth-bound transportation and distances itself from the extra-planetary image they’ve held for decades.
“NASA has had its funding cut dramatically in recent years as recessions deterred science programs from building new shuttles and encourage more breakthroughs here on Earth,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “Now they’ve given the world something truly revolutionary besides space rockets; the X-57 is expected to transfer cargo–and eventually people–across the globe without relying on combustion-based engines, proving the company is as forward-looking as ever.”
Recently, NASA provided a demonstration of the electric aircraft, which they call the Maxwell X-57 (or just X-57 for short), at the Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.
Officials report that the electric plane is adapted from an Italian-made, four-seat Tecnam P2006T that has been under development for the past four years.
The plane avoids typical combustion power by relying on 14 electronic cruise motors that are powered by lithium batteries, which were designed especially for the model. Lithium batteries are far more capable than batteries of the past, and today they empower many of our most active electronics. Current battery limitations give the X-57 a limited range compared to other major planes, but it’s expected to improve in the near future. For now, the plane will be used in short-haul flights, as an air taxi, or as a commuter plane for a few passengers.
Empirical Systems Aerospace delivered the plane last month to NASA. During a recent demonstration, the aeronautics and space administration were able to show off their new simulator, which provides pilots a better understanding of how the final version of the X-57 will maneuver through the air.
“While it’s a landmark vehicle that will help put an end to one of the biggest atmosphere polluters, the X-57 is still at least a year away from its first test flight,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr.
Right now, the plane is only in the first of three configurations with the current model called Modification II. The final version-which will be Modification IV-will feature narrower, lighter, high-aspect-ratio wings. Currently, the wings are undergoing structural load tests to ensure maximum performance. In addition, the X-57 will use lift propellers during take-offs and landings that will retract during the flight’s main cruise phase.
“We’re focusing on things that can help the whole industry, not just one company,” said Brent Cobleigh from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. “Our target right now is to fly this airplane in late 2020.”
Eliseo Delgado Jr. is a computer engineer and consumer tech reviewer who shares insider news with his online readers so they can make informed purchases. Keeping up with new consumer tech releases, he recaps the information shared during Amazon’s September press release event in Seattle below.
Always on top of the latest tech news, Eliseo Delgado Jr. helps his reader stay connected to which products are worthwhile and when they will be available for purchase. Here, he reports on the announcements made during Amazon’s event at the end of last month.
“It’s an exciting year for electronics users, especially those who have invested in Amazon home products that can connect with other devices via the Internet of Things,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “Amazon has unveiled a range of updated products and a handful of novel devices that will make perfect gifts come holiday season.”
The Amazon press release event was held on September 25th in Seattle, WA, where the company is headquartered. During, Amazon representatives spent over an hour and a half unveiling and explaining all the upcoming product releases they have in store.
The Echo Loop, set to retail this fall for around $130, is a smart ring that is equipped with microphones, speakers, and haptic alerts. Consumers will be able to ask Alexa questions and receive speedy answers––as well as connect with other smart devices––through the sweat-resistant band that can be worn on any finger they choose.
Upgraded Echo Speaker
“The Echo Speaker has been a big hit with consumers in the last couple years, and Amazon has upgraded their device to provide exceptional new features that put older models to shame,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr.
The speaker was given a totally new look and has been merged with the Echo Plus to optimize the output of high-quality sound. The device now features a 3-inch subwoofer, which has a noticeably more powerful bass response than past models. Additionally, it comes in multiple fabric color types to be more appealing to consumers’ styles.
One of the most exciting of the Amazon announcements, the Echo Frames are sure to change the game for smart device users. Through the Frames, users can access Alexa from their stylish glasses in the same way that Tony Stark accessed his AI interfaces in the Marvel films. The product will be released later this year in a limited amount to test out its popularity, but judging by the audience’s reactions, the smart glasses are sure to be ––even with those who require prescription lenses.
“Besides the release of the Echo Buds and an improved Ring camera, too, Amazon is making a lot of big changes to their Alexa interface so that all their devices communicate more efficiently and provide more quality function,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “It’s undoubtedly been one of the most exciting and eventful Amazon press release events to date!”
Consumer tech reviewer Eliseo Delgado Jr. has followed the rise of VR headsets in recent years, keeping up with companies like Facebook, Google, and Sony who all have a hand in the mix. Below, he helps readers understand what the latest round of updates to the Oculus Quest means for consumers and when they can expect changes to be implemented.
Eliseo Delgado Jr. is a big fan of computers and technology and spends much of his free time experimenting with and reporting on the performance of various consumer devices. In this way, he helps his online readers determine which products make for the best purchases and what consumers can expect from them.
“Virtual reality has been one of the biggest tech advances in recent years, and it has been catapulted to immense popularity after companies like Sony and Facebook released consumer models,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “Fields like education and medicine have begun to incorporate VR headsets into their practices, but the devices remian most popular with computer and platform gamers.”
Of all the VR products to release in recent years, Facebook’s Oculus series has taken the cake for most impactful upgrades. They’ve made a range of headsets available to consumers depending on desired performance and price scale, and the high-end Oculus Quest is only the latest in their line of powerful VR devices.
“If you remember, the Quest was codenamed Santa Cruz when it was first teased back in 2016,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “The most popular element about it has always been its standalone nature–meaning consumers don’t have to get wrapped up in cords or connect to a PC or console to use it.”
Products like the Vive Pro and the PS VR are notorious for their heavy reliance on computers and gaming consoles as well as their unfortunate feature of cords and wires that make using headsets complicated. The Quest changes the game by providing a worry-free experience that consumers can enjoy right out the box, no other equipment required. The Quest even works with most previous Oculus software, so there isn’t a shortage of available content.
The Oculus Quest has been available for purchase for a few months now, but Facebook has already announced a plan to add a few major features to their headset, including hand tracking and PC tethering in two separate future updates.
“Removing cords was already a giant leap forward, but hand tracking for easier interactions and a future PC tethering option will really change the game for Oculus,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr.
The goal behind these updates is to expand the capabilities of Oculus’ current devices, while also paving the way for a richer and more immersive virtual reality experience. They ultimately reduce the number of additional accessories or add-ons needed to experience VR to the fullest, which is a major setback for most VR headsets today.
The PC tethering update for the Oculus Quest is expected to go on sale in November, while the hand tracking update isn’t scheduled to be available to consumers until sometime early next year.
Eliseo Delgado is a computer engineer and consumer tech reviewer who helps online readers understand what’s new in technology and which items are worth investing in. Here, he quickly goes over some of the most notable upgrades in this year’s iPad model and what benefits consumers can expect from the product.
As a tech reviewer and computer engineer, Eliseo Delgado has had the opportunity to test out many of the latest gadgets and smart devices for integrity and usefulness. Remarking on the latest release of the Apple iPad, he believes now is the best time to upgrade old iPads or invest in the product for the first time.
“There are a lot of great Apple products unveiling this year, including the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Watch Series 5 and the latest iPad,” says Eliseo Delgado. “They’re all bound to be outstanding products that put previous editions to shame, but the iPad is proving to be one of the most practical investments.”
Apple is known around the world for their re-release of old products with improved functions, and they continue to produce some of the most impressive and useful technologies on the market. The iPad has become one of the hottest consumer products in recent years and has begun to replace personal computers and laptops for millions of buyers. The latest edition of iPad has a large 10.2-inch retina display, which is perfect for the dual-screen capabilities that the tablet features.
“You can do research and create documents all on the same screen without having to set up shop with your computer,” says Eliseo Delgado. “And if you aren’t using it for work-related purposes, you can enjoy videos, games, sketching, and designing in the thousands of apps Apple offers its users.”
In addition to Apple’s new phones, computers, and tablets, the international tech giant has also released an updated Smart Keyboard, which attaches directly to consumers’ iPads without any charging required. Additionally, the Apple Pencil connects seamlessly with the new iPad and provides a powerful and user-friendly method to draw, sketch, and design anything consumers can imagine.
The starting price for the new iPad is only $329––many times cheaper than a personal computer. Apple also offers a trade-in option for consumers to exchange their old iPad models for up to $335 towards a new one. Shoppers can go online or into the nearest Apple store to get a quote on how much they can receive for their specific trade-in.
“If you’re wondering whether it’s time to invest in an Apple product, the new iPad is where you should look first,” says Eliseo Delgado. “With its larger screen size and numerous accessories, it can do everything the typical computer can do and more. Plus, you can rely on Apple iPads to always be at least one step ahead of the competitor’s tablets.
Eliseo Delgado Jr. is a computer engineer and tech reviewer helping online readers understand complex topics in technology and recent advances. Below, he explains how doctors and healthcare specialists will be able to achieve more accurate solutions using growing technologies such as 5G and augmented reality (AR) for digital imaging.
Today, growing technology such as 5G and AR allows doctors to provide faster, improved solutions for a variety of health needs. Tech reviewer Eliseo Delgado reports on new advances in digital health solutions and discusses how medical professionals can take advantage of emerging technology to enhance their processes.
“Technology is opening up a world of possibilities for medical professionals and cutting down on their tedious office work so they can spend more time with patients,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr.
Dr. Christopher Morley gave a keynote address during the CES 2019 Verizon event earlier this year discussing the potential for tech advances in healthcare. He stressed that the vast amount of medical data we’ve accumulated could dramatically improve doctors’ capabilities if we could access it during critical decision-making points.
“Implementing 5G and AR tech into doctor offices and surgery rooms can increase the effectiveness and the output of many life-or-death medical procedures,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “More powerful networks allow a wider bandwidth for technology to run on, and augmented reality devices can provide insight to procedures or big data without ever interfering with doctors’ work.”
In surgery, 5G technology can support AR simulators that show patient scans and diagrams through HoloLens displays. Real-time projections give doctors 3D object overlays on operating areas to enhance their accuracy and efficiency. In the moment, this gives surgeons more confidence in their options and ensures more deliberate decision making.
Instead of relying on two-dimensional screens and physical models, medical professionals get immersive collaboration with 5G and AR. As a result, patients can rely more confidently on the action stages of doctors’ decision making in the event of an emergency or invasive procedure. The technology is beginning to define a new standard of care and is available today for implementation in facilities across the nation.
Besides being a direct resource for surgery centers and other professional facilities, the technology can also dramatically improve how medical students are trained in the future. With the help of AR and stronger connectivity, students can apply surgical knowledge in extremely realistic and insightful classroom settings.
Artificial intelligence is also being implemented in medical facilities since it can gather, organize, and report on large sets of data. With faster data access, whether through tech like 5G or AI algorithms, healthcare professionals can provide faster biometric and vitals processing, quicker access to patient information, and vastly improved record keeping.
“Technology is ultimately taking what doctors and surgeons are capable of and enhancing it to new heights by delivering faster, error-free solutions and speedier access to bulk sets of data,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “5G connectivity and AR are just scratching the surface of what technology is capable of.”
Eliseo Delgado’s online readers consist of professionals and consumers looking to receive insightful reviews of new products and technologies. To help inform readers of trending topics in gaming news, he leads a discussion on Intel’s plan-in-the-works to begin offering new GPU models for computer gamers.
Eliseo Delgado Jr. has shared updates and complex tech topics in layman’s terms for his online readers since graduating from The New York University Tandon School of Engineering in 2009. Working as a professional computer engineer, he’s researched, designed, developed, and tested computer systems and components such as processors, circuit boards, memory devices, networks, and routers. As a writer and reviewer, he’s become an authoritative voice on topics like artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
He’s closely followed the media rumors and announcements from Intel surrounding their release of a new GPU for gamers, and he helps readers understand more about what’s going on below.
“The news that Intel plans on releasing their own GPU for gamers is a pretty big deal since the market is already dominated by a couple major manufacturers,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “It has a lot of people wondering whether the company’s made a tremendous mistake or an insanely lucrative investment–because it’s an expensive undertaking.”
GPU vs CPU
The central processing unit (CPU) of any computer works like a brain and a powerhouse for the machine’s various functions. This main processor carries out instructions from computer programs through electronic circuits.
“The CPU can perform a range of tasks that make complex computer commands possible, and every computer needs one,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr.
Computer gamers rely heavily on graphic processing units (GPU) as they render the display images from computers to the monitors. It’s a specialized circuit that creates images in a frame buffer that is then sent to whatever screen or display the computer is connected to. The more powerful the GPU, the better the graphics and the frame speed associated with them. Graphic processing units are present in many consumer electronics today (such as mobile phones and personal computers), and they are essential in gaming.
In January, the Senior VP of Client Computing told the crowd attending CES that they will produce a new GPU that would be manufactured on Intel’s 10nm process. In March, the company presented two designs for their GPU while on stage. And in May, the director of the rendering and visualization team and senior principal engineer announced the Xe’s ray tracing capabilities during FMX19 to much excitement.
“The market has been dominated by a pair of companies for decades, so Intel’s attempt to jump in the market is definitely surprising, and many people doubt they will have a lasting impact,” says Eliseo Delgado . “But while the hurdle is enormous, Intel is a highly-reputable company with plenty of funds and connections, so they just might produce something game-changing for gamers.”
Tech guru Eliseo Delgado Jr. keeps up with key topics in the scientific field and breaks them down in layman’s terms for online readers. Here, he shares some of the technologies that have had the biggest impact on the food-growing industry, revolutionizing how we produce vital resources.
With the world population on a steep rise, Eliseo Delgado Jr. believes it’s future tech advances that will ensure we can provide food for all global citizens. Already, scientists have begun to change the way we grow and distribute a range of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, namely because of more sophisticated farming techniques being employed around the world.
“Organic produce was the first big craze that made people start to think of alternative ways to grow food without the use of herbicides and pesticides,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “From that came indoor farms and a few key technologies that made this new wave of mass production possible.”
1. Controlled-Environment Area (CEA) Technology
Eliseo Delgado Jr. notes that the first step towards sustainable indoor growing was to replicate each plants’ environment in a warehouse or laboratory. With the help of CEA technology, farmers can create optimal growing conditions for their crops without having to rely on seasons and natural weather patterns. Like greenhouse buildings, those structures with CEA technology typically rely on hydroponic methods of water and nutrient supply.
2. Vertical Farming
Once they learned how to take plants out of their environments and plant them wherever they like, farmers and scientists had to think up ways to mass grow produce in contained environments like warehouses. These lacked open fields, but farmers could distribute their plants in various stacked layers to make up for lost real estate. These structures, called vertical farming units, could take on many fields’ worth of crops in a space such as a lab, shipping container, or any climate-controlled room.
3. Artificial Lighting
While some nutrients could be delivered through water systems directly to plant roots, they still required sunlight as a vital component to grow. Indoor farmers overcame this obstacle with LED light technology, which quickly phased out fluorescent lighting. They’ve now gone a step further to produce pink light–a combination of red and blue LED lights–to help crops grow successfully. The blue light influences phototropism while plants’ phytochromes absorb the red light.
4. See & Spray Technology
Blue River Technology are the pioneers of See & Spray, which is a system that relies on robotics, cameras, and artificial intelligence to quickly and accurately target any weeds or poor plant development. With up to 98% accuracy, the technology cuts down the time it takes farmers to pick through crops for poor growths or weeds, lessens the resources needed, and increases the delivery speed (thanks to robots and drones).
“We’ve begun to implement these technologies on a massive scale in multiple countries, catapulting our ability to provide non-genetically modified foods to people everywhere,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr.
After spending years following tech and computer trends in the news, Eliseo Delgado Jr. has become an insightful voice for all things technology. Here, he shares with readers how Google indexes websites and pages into a consolidated system using their own algorithms and why it’s important to keep these changes a secret.
With an interest in web development, Eliseo Delgado Jr. has stayed on top of trending tech topics affecting websites and search engine optimization for years. Here, he helps readers understand how Google algorithms to index web pages and why they need to keep them a secret.
“Google algorithms are a mystery to most people, but they essentially control how people’s search queries are answered and what pages show up on result pages,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “Google never releases exact instructions on how their algorithms work, so businesses must rely on secondary references and conduct a lot of trial and error to see what works.”
Today, Google is undoubtedly the world’s leading search engine, and the organization is hit with over a billion search queries each day from computers the world over. Because the database holds so much information, Google regularly updates their algorithms to provide the most accurate search results. This change in algorithms without any official details released also helps avoid giving any single business the upper hand when it comes to search engine optimization.
“Google algorithms help deter companies and cyber attackers from manipulating results to their advantage,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “Google makes small changes to them throughout the year without telling exactly what changes they’ve made, something like 500-600 of them.”
Sometimes, when Google has a major overhaul to improve its cataloging abilities, they will release a bit of generic information to the public. These updates alert internet users of broad changes while keeping the fine details more obscure, and they are usually given a name to show their importance (such as Google Penguin or Panda).
All online pages that are indexed by Google are visited and reviewed by “crawlers” or code bots that “crawl” through all the available text on a page to determine its relevance in search results. They follow web page links and figure out if they are credible or resourceful. If they are, they move them up higher on search results and lower if they don’t offer anything useful. In this way, the algorithms create an online map of websites that browser users explore and search through.
It takes the work of internet professionals like Neil Patel and researchers like Eliseo Delgado Jr. to study algorithms and determine methods for ranking higher on search results.
“Today, instead of figuring out the exact Google algorithms affecting their position, businesses can achieve higher ranking and visibility through organic ranking or paid ranking from respected SEO experts,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr.
Computer engineer Eliseo Delgado Jr. is a tech reviewer in his spare time who keeps up with trends and newsworthy topics in the consumer electronics and technology fields. Below, he shares his insight on the growing robotics industry and explains how it affects today’s jobs and tomorrow’s job market.
Eliseo Delgado Jr. helps online readers understand complicated tech concepts as well as provide them with insightful product reviews to make educated purchases. Reading up on the ever-growing robotics industry, he discusses how these technologies help to optimize production and distribution on a large scale and will be used more heavily in the future.
“Robotics scare a lot of people because it makes them think that all their hard work will be obsolete in the near future,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “However, machines and robots are only being brought in to work alongside people in most cases. Only in small, certain instances are humans being replaced by machines entirely, but it is happening.”
For years, factory workers, warehouse stockers, and other similar positions have worked with machinery in their daily routines. They often use oversized vehicles and lifts to move heavy materials and conveyor belts to shuttle products along an assembly line. In these instances, robotics and machinery expedite processes and allow humans to accomplish feats they wouldn’t be able to on their own. As technology becomes smarter and more capable, though, it will be implemented more heavily into the job market and may have a slight impact on available jobs.
Robots are resourceful tools that help businesses improve their processes or save money, and they often accomplish this by reducing the cost of staff and payout liability (eliminating sick days, vacation time, workers’ compensation, etc.). Robots aren’t likely to make the same mistakes or user errors humans do, ultimately streamlining production for more efficient output.
Programs using artificial intelligence to accomplish tasks also qualify as robots, and many companies already use them in major capacities. These programs process transactions, handle large bulks of data and reply to emails among other tasks, which are jobs that were reserved solely for humans in the past.
“Robots and machinery aren’t inherently bad, and we wouldn’t be able to accomplish a lot of what we do today without their help,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr. “But they are taking over some jobs.”
One of the biggest industries soon to be affected by robotics is the transportation industry. Over-the-road truck drivers are becoming more and more scarce, regardless of our dependence on them to transport essential items across the country. To battle this decline in drivers, some trucking companies are turning to self-driving technology to power their semi-trucks. This means in the future you’ll likely pass alongside driverless trucks transporting food and goods while driving on the highway.
“Robots and automated machinery will have a growing impact on the job market in the coming years,” says Eliseo Delgado Jr., “but it’s up to business leaders enlisting their help to ensure work is distributed evenly among their human employees.”