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Spain Establishes Its Own Space Agency | Space.com

SPAIN ESTABLISHES ITS OWN SPACE AGENCY

Très, dos, uno… ¡Despegue! Because it looks like Spain has joined the great space race, reports Space.com, and launched its own space agency, the Agencia Espacial Española (AEE), to enhance the country in fields such as Earth observation, telecommunications, and security. The AEE will be headquartered in Seville and have an initial budget of over 700 million euros in 2023, signaling Spain's concerted effort to coordinate and strengthen its space sector.

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Scenario: You Just Woke Up And The Stock Market Is Losing Its Mind | Finny

SCENARIO: YOU JUST WOKE UP AND THE STOCK MARKET IS LOSING ITS MIND

What do you do? Every stock or asset the experts said are moving in every direction! How do you manage that? Could you have been better prepared? Oh no, that one just crashed — but wait, that one just went ad lunam! It’s scary, your stomach is turning, you wish you had better guidance… Well, guess what?

NOW YOU DO »

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For The First Time, Renewable Energy Generation Beat Out Coal In The U.S. | Grist

Renewable electricity generation surpassed coal for the first time in the US in 2022, marking a major milestone in the transition to clean energy, according to Grist. While a great step forward, experts say that much faster progress is needed to meet international climate targets, and new policies may be needed to remove practical barriers standing in the way of building new clean energy infrastructure.

ChatGPT Banned In Italy | Mashable

Italy has temporarily blocked ChatGPT over concerns that it does not adequately protect user data and does not have mechanisms to prevent minors from using it. According to Mashable, OpenAI — GPT’s parent company — has 20 days to comply with the order or face steep fines under Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Somehow, and we have no evidence whatsoever, we think Stanley Tucci had something to do with this.

That Good Team-Building Feeling | Deel

It’s that feeling when you know you’ve hired a great crew to help make your business dreams come true. When you’re able to manage and pay them with ease, leaving everyone unconcerned about all that behind-the-scenes silliness and focus on what matters most: Building great products and delivering stellar service. Most platforms don’t allow for this, but one does…

AND IT'S RIGHT HERE »

As America Obsesses Over ChatGPT, It’s Losing The Race With China On Tech In 37 Out Of 44 Key Areas | Yahoo! Finance

Speaking of ChatGPT outrage… Some think it’s a distraction from what really matters, which is how we are falling behind other countries in many other areas of tech. Take China, who has emerged as the world's tech superpower, per Yahoo! Finance, with its lead in critical technology such as defense, space, artificial intelligence and robotics being "sometimes stunning," according to a study by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. While the U.S. remains a leader in vaccines and quantum computing, the report warns that if China's technological dominance is unchecked, it could skew "global power and influence" in a way that is no longer transparent and available to public access or scrutiny.

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We’re going to be taking a little break from quizzes for the next few days, but we still need to discuss what was going through your minds this past Saturday…

IN THE FILM, THE MATRIX, WHAT SIMPLE ITEM DOES MORPHEUS USE TO EXPLAIN TO NEO WHY/HOW HUMANS ARE PLUGGED INTO THE MATRIX?

44% of you said “Duracell Battery" — Correct! You know your Matrix! However, the answer in 2nd place?

18.8% of you said “A tub of goo hooked up to wires because it conducts electricity well... like a battery” — How you managed to think you remember Morpheus pulling out a tub of goo hooked to wires as a way to demonstrate to Neo how and why humans are plugged into the Matrix is, well… interesting, to put it politely. And a very funny image.

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