Stem cells in space

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In today's edition:

// The human retina

// Dubai Reefs

// GPT-4 ideas

Detailed image of human retina looks like a stunning painting | Tech Times

“Is it an eye? Or is it a painting that deserves to be hung at the Louvre? Well, get ready to be amazed by the stunning image of the human retina that looks like an absolute work of art!”

How to get the perfect cup of coffee | Cometeer

“Our proprietary technology allows flavor and aroma compounds to be extracted with unprecedented precision. Cometeer coffee consistently achieves optimal total dissolved solids count (A/K/A amazing flavor) and extraction levels. Basically, it’s a level of brewing perfection great baristas aspire to. We achieve it consistently, in every cup.” [Ad]

World’s largest ocean restoration project unveiled | New Atlas

“URB, a developer of sustainable cities, has unveiled its plans for what is being billed as 'the world’s largest ocean restoration project' on the Dubai coast, called Dubai Reefs. Dubai Reefs is a sustainable floating community that will deliver a range of residential, hospitality, retail, educational and research facilities. With Dubai Reefs, URB aims to make Dubai the center of marine research, eco-regeneration, and eco-tourism worldwide.”

Sentient programs and hallucinating AIs | @firefiber on Medium

“If only a few select groups know how [AI] works, while the vast majority are unaware, we get decisions made on our behalf, by people and corporations that value the economy more than all of us collectively. We are human — smart and slow. These are machines — dumb and fast. Together, we have the potential to become something incredible. So long as we treat them as tools, just like Microsoft Excel.”

How to feed your health and fitness obsession | Fitt Insider

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SpaceX Ax-2 private astronaut mission will grow 1st stem cells in space | Space

“Scientists will send stem cells to space in early May to investigate the effect of weak gravity or 'microgravity' in space on stem cells. The induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), a type of stem cell that can develop into the three primary groups of cells that make up a human body, will be cultivated in space by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) by astronauts flying on Axiom Space's private Ax-2 mission. The mission is scheduled to launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket no earlier than 5:37 p.m. EDT (2137 GMT) on May 21 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.”

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/Space Quiz: How many days on Earth does it take for Venus to rotate once on its axis?

How many days on Earth does it take for Venus to rotate once on its axis?

Reminder: It takes Earth 24 hours to do 1 full rotation on its axis.