Jan 22 • Our highlights of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show Concept Cars Electric Cars SUVs 58 Photos Share your voice Detroit Auto Show 2019 Infiniti See All 2019 Infiniti QX50 has a clever little engine Infiniti 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Feb 4 • 2020 Kia Telluride: Detroit Auto Show debut turns Super Bowl ad star More From Roadshow reading • Infiniti’s Detroit Auto Show debut is the electric QX Inspiration concept Feb 7 • Chevy’s full-scale Lego Silverado is plastic fantastic in Chicago Detroit Auto Show 2019 Tags May 14 • History of the Toyota Supra, a Japanese sports car legend Post a comment 0 • 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Oh yeah, the badge definitely lights up. Infiniti Just after last year’s Detroit Auto Show, Infiniti announced its plans to electrify its entire lineup beginning in 2021. At the 2019 Detroit show later this month, we’ll see a concept that previews the automaker’s EV design language, and yes, you guessed it, it’s a crossover.Meet the QX Inspiration concept, an electric crossover that “represents Infiniti’s plans for high-performance electrified vehicles, offering complete range confidence while signaling a new era for Infiniti design enabled by new technology,” according to a statement the automaker released Friday.Without any sort of powertrain or range details to go on, not to mention the fact that this is purely a concept car, we can’t speak much to the “high-performance” or “complete range confidence” aspects. Hopefully Infiniti will give us a more realistic look into its EV powertrain intentions when the QX Inspiration debuts later this month.The concept has a high-riding stance, with slim lighting elements and a totally closed-off front fascia (EVs don’t need grilles, after all). The QX Inspiration looks to have a two-door layout, and of course, a prominent and illuminated badge.Infiniti says the concept’s EV-specific platform “enables the formation of spacious, lounge-like interiors.” For the QX Inspiration concept, specifically, “the cabin has been hand-crafted using traditional techniques and a choice of materials inspired by a subtle Japanese sensuality,” according to Infiniti. That’s a lot of fluffy PR speak, for sure. But we’ll get a closer look inside the QX Inspiration concept soon. Infiniti will reveal its EV concept on Monday, January 14, the first press day of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show.
Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader. File PhotoRoad, transport and bridges minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader, who was undergoing treatment in Singapore, will return home on Wednesday, reports UNB.He will return home by a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines around 6:00am, said Sheikh Walid Faiz, public relations officer of bridges department.The minister talked to prime minister Sheikh Hasina over phone at 10:20am (Singapore time) today.Obaidul Qauder was initially admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital on 3 March following breathing complications. Tests revealed three blockages in his coronary artery. He was flown to Singapore the next day for treatment.The minister underwent a bypass surgery on 20 March.
Journal information: Science (Phys.org)—A pair of physicists has shown that it is possible to transform disparate spin models into different types of just one simple model. In their paper published in the journal Science, Gemma De las Cuevas, with the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics and Toby Cubitt, with University College London, offer a proof to show that any spin model can be converted to the relatively simple Ising model. Stephanie Wehner with QuTech, Delft University of Technology offers a Perspectives piece on the work done by the team in the same journal issue, outlining the proof and explaining how and why a universal spin model would be useful. © 2016 Phys.org The benefit of having a universal model, Wehner explains, is that it offers an alternative way for scientists to run their models, particularly on a computer. If a 3D model is extremely complex, for example, or requires an untenable number of cycles to run, there is a chance it could be configured to run as an Ising model. But she notes that it could also be used as a means for melding the work being done by physicists and computer scientists, helping to further explain the workings of nature. Explore further Citation: Physics pair show that Ising model can be used as a universal spin model (2016, March 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-03-physics-pair-ising-universal.html Spin models were first developed as a means to help explain the properties of magnetic materials—the magnetism in each atom originates from the spin of an unpaired electron within it. The first was created by Wilhelm Lenz, who handed it off to Ernest Ising, who used it to show that spins should undergo phase transitions below a certain temperature. Since that time, spin models have been developed for a wide variety of applications, perhaps most notably in particle physics. Now, in this new effort, De las Cuevas and Cutitt show that it is possible to transform any of these other newer models into the 2D Ising model, including 3D models.Their proof has two main parts, the first involved showing that any Ising model is equivalent to an instance of a satisfiability problem and showing a way to match such problems to an Ising model. The second part involved showing how any spin model could be converted to a satisfiability problem and then translated to an Ising model. Scientists explain the theory behind Ising superconductivity More information: G. De las Cuevas et al. Simple universal models capture all classical spin physics, Science (2016). DOI: 10.1126/science.aab3326AbstractSpin models are used in many studies of complex systems because they exhibit rich macroscopic behavior despite their microscopic simplicity. Here, we prove that all the physics of every classical spin model is reproduced in the low-energy sector of certain “universal models,” with at most polynomial overhead. This holds for classical models with discrete or continuous degrees of freedom. We prove necessary and sufficient conditions for a spin model to be universal and show that one of the simplest and most widely studied spin models, the two-dimensional Ising model with fields, is universal. Our results may facilitate physical simulations of Hamiltonians with complex interactions. Universal models contain all models, just like white light contains all colors. Credit: Christian Hackenberger Universal models contain all models, just like white light contains all colors. Credit: Christian Hackenberger This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.