Tag: model

14
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Tesla Model X Range Increased?

While most of the attention on Tesla’s vehicle lineup today was on the Model S due to a $3,000 price cut, there may be an interesting development happening for the Model X as well. Tesla Motors Club forum member ColdWeatherEV recently took delivery of a brand new Model X and shared some details about the vehicle in a post on the forum.

“I just took delivery of a 2021 Model X, VIN 308XXX, and I was surprised to see that the EPA Monroney sticker lists the range at 371 miles,” writes the user. The Monroney sticker is a required label in the US for all new vehicles and contains official information about the car.

On Tesla’s website, the currently-listed EPA range for the Long Range Plus Model X is just 351 miles, 20 miles lower than the range listed on the Monroney sticker of this new delivery. While this is just one source, the user did share images of the Monroney sticker.

2021 MX

Tesla has a history of rolling out updates without announcement, so a longer range Model X is not outlandish. If 371 miles of range is accurate, it would represent a nearly 6% gain. Tesla’s online design studio will be closely watched over the coming days, especially as updates to the Model 3 trickle out.

For more on Tesla, including a rating upgrade by the S&P and the company’s entrance into India, please see the included video and be sure to follow Tesla Daily on The Street.

Disclosure: Rob Maurer is long TSLA stock and derivatives.

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13
Oct
2020
Posted in computer

Computer model uses virus ‘appearance’ to better predict winter flu strains — ScienceDaily

Combining genetic and experimental data into models about the influenza virus can help predict more accurately which strains will be most common during the next winter, says a study published recently in eLife.

The models could make the design of flu vaccines more accurate, providing fuller protection against a virus that causes around half a million deaths each year globally.

Vaccines are the best protection we have against the flu. But the virus changes its appearance to our immune system every year, requiring researchers to update the vaccine to match. Since a new vaccine takes almost a year to make, flu researchers must predict which flu viruses look the most like the viruses of the future.

The gold-standard ways of studying influenza involve laboratory experiments looking at a key molecule that coats the virus called haemagglutinin. But these methods are labour-intensive and take a long time. Researchers have focused instead on using computers to predict how the flu virus will evolve from the genetic sequence of haemagglutinin alone, but these data only give part of the picture.

“The influenza research community has long recognised the importance of taking into account physical characteristics of the flu virus, such as how haemagglutinin changes over time, as well as genetic information,” explains lead author John Huddleston, a PhD student in the Bedford Lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Molecular and Cell Biology Program at the University of Washington, Seattle, US. “We wanted to see whether combining genetic sequence-only models of influenza evolution with other high-quality experimental measurements could improve the forecasting of the new strains of flu that will emerge one year down the line.”

Huddleston and the team looked at different components of virus ‘fitness’ — that is, how likely the virus is to thrive and continue to evolve.

05
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

A Look At The Micro-Fulfillment Model And The Future Of Grocery Retail

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In an effort to more cost-effectively fulfill online grocery orders for its customers, Amazon has opened a “dark store,” which is more of a warehouse than a store. Located in Brooklyn, New York, Amazon’s dark store will be a good test of the concept to determine how big of a role the stores will play as the company accelerates investment in the grocery ecosystem.

Amazon is confronted with many of the same challenges as its grocery competitors, like Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons and Ahold Delhaize. Among the challenges is how to meet the increasing demand for online grocery ordering and delivery. 

On the surface, fulfilling online grocery orders appears to be a fairly simple and straightforward process. It’s not. Consumers purchase a wide variety of products, resulting in a mixture of small, medium and large orders, ranging from a few products to 50 or more items.

Prior to Covid-19, 4.3% of grocery sales were online. Online grocery sales currently account for 10.2% of all grocery sales. The increased volume of orders, when combined with the large variance of products that need to be picked to fulfill each individual order, has significantly increased costs and complexity.

The Costs And Complexity Challenges

Unlike other industries where economies of scale decrease the cost per unit with increasing scale (volume of orders), the cost to fulfill online orders remains constant when using a store’s staff or third-party labor to fulfill an order. Based on my own research, and research from consulting firms that specialize in analyzing the grocery industry, the cost to pick, prepare and deliver an online grocery order is between $10 and $25, with most deliveries averaging $11 to $12.

If a grocery retailer

04
Oct
2020
Posted in computer

Rams vs. Giants odds, line: 2020 NFL picks, Week 4 predictions from proven computer model

The New York Giants will take on the Los Angeles Rams at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday at SoFi Stadium. Los Angeles is 2-1 overall and 1-0 at home, while the Giants are 0-3 overall and 0-1 on the road. Los Angeles is favored by 13 points in the latest Rams vs. Giants odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 48. Before entering any Giants vs. Rams picks, you’ll want to see the NFL predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,500 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago. It’s off to a strong 7-2 roll on top-rated NFL picks this season. The model enters Week 4 on an incredible 103-67 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. 

The model ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch in three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has set its sights on Rams vs. Giants. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NFL betting lines for Giants vs. Rams:

  • Rams vs. Giants spread: Rams -13
  • Rams vs. Giants over-under: 48 points
  • Rams vs. Giants money line: Los Angeles -750, New York +525

What you need to know about the Rams

The Rams fell 35-32 to the Buffalo Bills this past Sunday. Darrell Henderson rushed for 114 yards and a TD on 20 carries, and Jared Goff passed for two TDs and 321 yards on 32 attempts in addition to punching in a rushing touchdown. Goff led four consecutive scoring drives vs.

03
Oct
2020
Posted in computer

Bills vs. Raiders odds, line: 2020 NFL picks, Week 4 predictions from proven computer model

The Las Vegas Raiders will take on the Buffalo Bills at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday at Allegiant Stadium. Las Vegas is 2-1 overall and 1-0 at home, while Buffalo is 3-0 overall and 1-0 on the road. Buffalo is favored by three points in the latest Raiders vs. Bills odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 51.5. Before entering any Bills vs. Raiders picks, you’ll want to see the NFL predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,500 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago. It’s off to a strong 7-2 roll on top-rated NFL picks this season. The model enters Week 4 on an incredible 103-67 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. 

The model ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch in three of the past four years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 95 percent of CBS Sports office pool players three times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has set its sights on Raiders vs. Bills. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NFL betting lines for Raiders vs. Bills:

  • Raiders vs. Bills spread: Raiders +3
  • Raiders vs. Bills over-under: 51.5 points
  • Raiders vs. Bills money line: Las Vegas 1+150, Buffalo -170

What you need to know about the Raiders

Las Vegas was easily defeated by New England this past Sunday, 36-20. Derek Carr was 24 of 32 for 261 yards and a two TDs. But he had two fumbles that led to 10 New England points. Carr is hoping a return to Las Vegas will help him and the Raiders bounce back. He has