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Manitou Pontoon Boats Selects Fusion Entertainment for Onboard Marine Audio

High-performance, customizable Manitou pontoons to integrate both Garmin and Fusion Entertainment marine electronics for the 2021 model year

Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer1, today announced that Manitou Pontoon Boats will install marine audio packages from Fusion® Entertainment, a Garmin Brand, as the standard-fit for select model year 2021 pontoon boats. Manitou exclusively offers the Garmin ECHOMAPUHD 73sv and GPSMAP® chartplotters for its entire lineup and will add a range of Fusion Entertainment stereos, speakers and amplifiers for the upcoming boating season.

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Fusion Entertainment audio packages selected by Manitou Pontoon Boats as standard-fit for select model year 2021 boats, expanding onboard audio integration with Garmin marine electronics through the free Fusion-Link app. (Photo: Business Wire)

“It is clear to us that Manitou,

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Scientists develop forecasting technique that could help advance quest for fusion energy

Scientists develop forecasting technique that could help advance quest for fusion energy
An artist’s rendition of a disrupting tokamak plasma in front of computer code Credit: Elle Starkman / PPPL Office of Communications

Bringing the power of the sun to Earth requires sound theory, good engineering, and a little finesse. The process entails trapping charged, ultra-hot gas known as plasma so its particles can fuse and release enormous amounts of energy. The most widely used facilities for this process are doughnut-shaped tokamaks that hold plasma in place with strong magnets that are precisely shaped and positioned. But errors in the shaping or placement of these magnets can lead to poor confinement and loss of plasma, shutting down fusion reactions.


Now, an international group of researchers led by physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) has developed a technique that forecasts how tokamaks might respond to these unwanted magnetic errors. These forecasts could help engineers design fusion

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Fusion Threshold author: ‘Exponential increase in brain-computer interface technology will result in Singularity’ – Technology & Health

Elon Musk recently demonstrated a working Neuralink brain-machine interface device implanted on a pig, reported Tesmanian. Neuralink aims to solve brain-related issues with the brain chip called ‘Link’. Musk said the device could help solve memory loss, strokes, addiction, depression, anxiety, even monitor a users’ health.

Ultimately, Musk’s vision for Neuralink is for humans to merge with Artificial Intelligence (AI) – “Such that the future of the world is controlled by the combined will of the people of Earth … I think that that’s obviously gonna’ be the future that we want,” Musk stated.

Thirty-five years ago, Fusion Threshold author Ronald Sones wondered “Suppose that instead of entering information into a computer through a keyboard, a mechanism only marginally improved during the century or so since it was invented, what if we could somehow transmit information directly from our minds into computers through some kind of radio frequency link?

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Researchers find unexpected electrical current that could stabilize fusion reactions

Researchers find unexpected electrical current that could stabilize fusion reactions
An artist’s rendering of electrical current flowing through a tokamak fusion facility. Credit: Elle Starkman

Electric current is everywhere, from powering homes to controlling the plasma that fuels fusion reactions to possibly giving rise to vast cosmic magnetic fields. Now, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have found that electrical currents can form in ways not known before. The novel findings could give researchers greater ability to bring the fusion energy that drives the sun and stars to Earth.


“It’s very important to understand which processes produce electrical currents in plasma and which phenomena could interfere with them,” said Ian Ochs, graduate student in Princeton University’s Program in Plasma Physics and lead author of a paper selected as a featured article in Physics of Plasmas. “They are the primary tool we use to control plasma in magnetic fusion research.”

Fusion is the

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