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The Download: hope for renewables, and AI’s role in journalism

This is today’s edition of The Download, Our weekly newsletter provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. We have enough materials to power the world with renewable energy The news: Powering the world with renewable energy will take a lot of raw materials. The good news is, when it …

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Why Bother Bringing Back the Dodo?

This makes a lot of sense. De-extincting an entire species will require breakthroughs in all kinds of areas: gene editing and sequencing, artificial wombs, and so on. Lamm wants all the technology Colossal develops to have potential applications—and paying customers—in the world of human health care. “That’s fundamental to our technology strategy,” he says. The …

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Yes, we have enough materials to power the world with renewable energy

Powering the world with renewable energy will take a lot of raw materials. The good news is, when it comes to aluminum, steel, and rare-earth metals, there’s plenty to go around, according to a new analysis. In the 2015 Paris Agreement, world leaders set a goal to keep global warming below 1.5 °C, and reaching …

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ChatGPT Is Making Universities Rethink Plagiarism

Although Daily acknowledges that this technological growth incites new concerns in the world of academia, she doesn’t find it to be a realm entirely unexplored. “I think we’ve been in a version of this territory for a while already,” Daily says. “Students who commit plagiarism often borrow material from a ‘somewhere’—a website, for example, that …

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How to Extend Your Eero Mesh With Amazon Echo Speakers (2023)

If you have an Eero mesh system, you can extend your Wi-Fi network with select Echo devices. Amazon acquired Eero in 2019and the company has continued to turn out some of the best mesh Wi-Fi routers around. The Eero range is especially good for Alexa-based smart homes, offering tight integration if you link your Amazon …

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Military drones, and forbidden US chips

New report: Generative AI in industrial design and engineering Generative AI has the potential to transform industrial design and engineering, making it more important than ever for leaders in those industries to stay ahead. So MIT Technology Review has created a new research report that highlights the potential benefits—and pitfalls— of this new technology. The …

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Ex-Twitter Workers Puzzle Over Elon Musk’s Abandoned Laptops

Elon Musk’s Twitter needs every penny. With millions of dollars in allegedly unpaid rent and billsplus $13 billion owed to lenders who financed his takeover, there is still much work to do if the company is to avoid bankruptcy, Musk said last month. Twitter recently auctioned off an estimated $1.5 million of furniture and equipment …

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The Case of the Incredibly Long-Lived Mouse Cells

“It’s probably one of the most extraordinary papers in immunology that I’ve seen, easily in the past decade,” says John Wherry, director of the Institute of Immunology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, who was not involved in the study. It tells us that immunity can be incredibly durable, if we understand …

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