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Israel · Israel
Could tardigrades have colonized the Moon?
Tardigrades are microscopic animals that measure less than a millimetre in length. All have neurons, a mouth opening at the end of a retractable proboscis, an intestine containing a microbiota and four pairs of non-articulated legs ending in claws, and most have two eyes. Dehydrated adults survive for a few minutes at temperatures as low as -272�C or as high as 150�C.See the Story
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This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through February 24)
The stage is set for 2024 to be a year of reckoning for AI, as business leaders home in on what AI can actually do right now. Scientists claim AI Breakthrough to Generate Boundless Clean Fusion Energy. First Gene-Edited Meat Will Come From Disease-Proof CRISPR Pigs.See the Story
Elon Musk Says First Neuralink Patient Can Move Computer Cursor With Mind
Elon Musk says the first human user of his startup Neuralink's brain implant can now move a mouse cursor using their mind alone. The company's N1 implant is wireless and features a rechargeable battery. That makes it possible to record brain activity during everyday activities, greatly expanding the potential and prospects for using it as a medical device.See the Story
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This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through February 17)
OpenAI has built a striking new generative video model called Sora that can take a short text description and turn it into a detailed, high-definition film clip up to a minute long. Google says Gemini Pro 1.5 can ingest and make sense of an hour of video, 11 hours of audio, 700,000 words and 30,000 lines of code at once.See the Story
Why the New York Times' AI Copyright Lawsuit Will Be Tricky to Defend
The New York Times is suing OpenAI and Microsoft over copyright claims. The legal action focuses in on the value of the training data and a new question relating to reputational damage. It is a potent mix of trademarks and copyright and may test the fair use defenses typically relied upon.See the Story
Seoul · Seoul
Scientists Say New Hybrid Beef Rice Could Cost Just a Dollar per Pound
Here’s a type of fusion food you don’t see every day: fluffy, steamed grains of rice, chock-full of beef cells. It sounds Frankenstein. But the hybrid plant-animal concoction didn’t require any genetic engineering—just a hefty dose of creativity. Devised by Korean scientists, the avant-garde grains are like lab-grown meat with a dose of carbohydrates. The hybrid rice includes grains grown with beef muscle cells and fatty tissue. Steamed together…See the Story
These Glow-in-the-Dark Flowers Will Make Your Garden Look Like Avatar
The first continuously glowing plant, named the firefly petunia, is officially available for purchase in the US. Adding genes from luminous mushrooms yielded brightly glowing specimens that needed no special care. The company is selling the plants for $29 on its website and says a crop of 50,000 will ship in April.See the Story
Artificial Intelligence · San Francisco
AI Is Everywhere—Including Countless Applications You’ve Likely Never Heard Of
Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to improve patient outcomes and advance health research. AI is also helping to speed up the search for medical treatments. In the wrong hands, AI can aid the creation of bioweapons. It can also be used in missile guidance systems to maximize the effectiveness of a military operation.See the Story
An Antibiotic You Inhale Can Deliver Medication Deep Into the Lungs
We’ve all been more aware of lung health since Covid-19. However, for people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), dealing with lung problems is a lifelong struggle. Those with COPD suffer from highly inflamed lung tissue that swells and obstructs airways, making it hard to breathe. The disease is common, with more than three million annual cases in the US alone. Although manageable, there is no cure. One problem is that …See the Story
Sam Altman · San Francisco
This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through February 10)
Google's Sundar Pichai is experimenting with a new vision for what Google offers, not yet, but building an alternative to see what sticks. OpenAI is reportedly developing software that will effectively take over your device and complete complex tasks on your behalf. A US laboratory has surprised the world with a dream cell that runs in part on air.See the Story
It Will Take Only a Single SpaceX Starship to Launch a Space Station
Voyager Space and Airbus have inked a contract with SpaceX to launch a private space station called Starlab. The rocket will be the largest and most powerful ever built. Starlab will be launched fully assembled in a single mission. But it's still unclear how economically viable this new generation of private space stations will be.See the Story