That is at the moment’s version of The Download, our weekday e-newsletter that gives a each day dose of what’s happening on the earth of know-how.
When hydrogen will assist local weather change—and when it gained’t.
Hydrogen is usually heralded as a local weather hero as a result of when it’s used as a gas in issues like buses or metal manufacturing, there aren’t any direct carbon emissions to fret about. Because the world tries to chop down on our use of fossil fuels, there may very well be loads of new demand for this carbon-free vitality supply.
However how hydrogen is made may decide simply how useful it’s. Final week, the European Fee launched guidelines that outline what it means for hydrogen to be inexperienced. However what does that imply, precisely, and the way may we produce it? Read the full story.
Casey’s story is from The Spark, her weekly local weather e-newsletter providing you with the within monitor on all issues vitality. Sign up to obtain it in your inbox each Wednesday.
New report: Generative AI in industrial design and engineering
Generative AI has the potential to rework industrial design and engineering, making it extra necessary than ever for leaders in these industries to remain forward. So MIT Know-how Evaluate has created a brand new analysis report that highlights the potential advantages—and pitfalls— of this new know-how.
The report contains two case research from main industrial and engineering firms which might be already making use of generative AI to their work—and a ton of takeaways and greatest practices from trade leaders. It’s available now to download for $195.
I’ve combed the web to seek out you at the moment’s most enjoyable/necessary/scary/fascinating tales about know-how.
1 The Supreme Courtroom is contemplating whether or not Twitter aided terrorists
The justices are anticipated to return to a conclusion by June. (Vox)
+ The case is the second this week to probe web platforms’ authorized legal responsibility. (NYT $)
+ The court docket appears cautious about making sweeping authorized modifications. (Bloomberg $)
2 Bing doesn’t wish to speak about your emotions
And it’ll shut down any immediate that mentions “emotions,” so don’t even strive. (Bloomberg $)
+ The ChatGPT-fueled battle for search is larger than Microsoft or Google. (MIT Technology Review)
+ Europe’s AI startups are being overshadowed by their US rivals. (Sifted)
+ Why Microsoft’s Clippy mascot is ChatGPT’s religious predecessor. (Fast Company $)
3 Google claims to have reached a quantum milestone
It says it’s discovered a solution to right the errors current in at the moment’s quantum machines. (FT $)
+ What’s subsequent for quantum computing. (MIT Technology Review)
4 Russian propagandists are shopping for Twitter blue checks
Permitting them to unfold misinformation below a veil of legitimacy. (WP $)
+ Russia-controlled publication RT remains to be on YouTube, regardless of supposedly being banned. (The Guardian)
5 A significant ransomware assault tried to extort victims’ bitcoin
It’s apparently one of the crucial widespread ransomware assaults on file. (FT $)
+ The US authorities is investigating how army emails had been leaked. (Bloomberg $)
+ Why the ransomware disaster all of the sudden feels so relentless. (MIT Technology Review)
6 Arizona is limbering as much as develop into a significant US chip hub
Simply in time for the US authorities to grant federal funding. (NYT $)
+ These easy design guidelines may flip the chip trade on its head. (MIT Technology Review)
7 Your smartwatch may intervene together with your pacemaker
Wearables can generate electrical interference that forestalls cardiac units from working correctly.(The Guardian)
8 Take a uncommon take a look at the Korean Peninsula’s demilitarized zone
Courtesy of Google Avenue View. (WSJ $)
9 Learn how to create an AI clone of your self
Whereas it seems to be the half, the voice tends to be a lifeless giveaway. (Motherboard)
10 Your headphones may very well be constructed from mushrooms in the future
This specific fungus is rising as a viable plastic alternative. (The Verge)
+ Shrimp shells are the brand new leather-based, too. (Wired $)
+ In protection of plastic (kind of) (MIT Technology Review)
Quote of the day
“‘Commenting for attain’ turns us all into dribbling robots on the toes of the algorithm.”
—Olivia Nelson, who works at an schooling know-how firm, has had sufficient of LinkedIn customers writing ‘commenting for attain’ on posts in a blatant effort to make them go viral, she tells the Wall Street Journal.
The cognitive dissonance of watching the top of Roe unfold on-line
When the US Supreme Courtroom reversed Roe v. Wade on the morning of June 24, 2022, 1000’s of individuals first heard the choice by studying information website SCOTUSblog. Katie Barlow, the weblog’s media editor, was one of many few correspondents on digicam the second the opinion was launched, studying it out to her viewers on TikTok.
As of late, the telephone would possibly nonetheless be the way you discovered of the choice made by six justices, however now that system may allow us to assist somebody we’ve by no means met earlier than journey to a state the place abortion remains to be authorized. Read the full story.
—Melissa Gira Grant
We will nonetheless have good issues
+ I actually loved the surprising wonders of Google Reviews (thanks Charlotte!)
+ What do you imply, a bar of soap doesn’t really forestall stressed leg syndrome!?
+ It’s honest to say that farcical horror film Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey hasn’t been a lot poorly obtained, as savaged by the critics.
+ This mesmerizing timelapse of a nesting blue tit is actually very candy.
+ If I lived in seventeenth century Germany, I’d undoubtedly be compelled to put on one in all these gossip punishment masks.