The same technology that sent humans to the moon may soon be powering your home with cleanly produced electricity. Clean Energy Systems of Sacramento, CA, has developed a gas generator that combines rocket and steam turbine technology to generate power while emitting minimal pollutants. The system burns a mixture of hydrocarbons and oxygen in the presence of water; it releases no carbon monoxide or unburned hydrocarbons. Carbon dioxide is extracted from the water for storage instead of being released into the atmosphere. A small-scale unit was recently tested at the University of California, Davis; Clean Energy Systems is building a full-scale generator.
Meta has built a massive new language AI—and it’s giving it away for free
Facebook’s parent company is inviting researchers to pore over and pick apart the flaws in its version of GPT-3
The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus
The first transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a human may have ended prematurely because of a well-known—and avoidable—risk.
Saudi Arabia plans to spend $1 billion a year discovering treatments to slow aging
The oil kingdom fears that its population is aging at an accelerated rate and hopes to test drugs to reverse the problem. First up might be the diabetes drug metformin.
Yann LeCun has a bold new vision for the future of AI
One of the godfathers of deep learning pulls together old ideas to sketch out a fresh path for AI, but raises as many questions as he answers.
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