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In today's edition:

// Your AI workout partner

// A robot workforce in space

// Boosting brain functions

// Saving our planet

Can this ‘unprecedented’ experiment in the Amazon help save our planet? | Inverse

“...we currently lack sufficient data to measure the effects of rising carbon dioxide levels on the Amazon rainforest and determine whether it’s crossed an irreversible tipping point into climate pollution. Until now. Enter AmazonFACE: a Brazilian experiment of “unprecedented scope,” which will simulate climate change using towers that spray carbon dioxide into an exposed section of the rainforest. Three of the six towers will release carbon dioxide while three will serve as controls and will not emit any carbon dioxide. In effect: the Amazon rainforest has turned into an experimental laboratory for scientists to test the future effects of climate change in real-time.”

Finally, a solution for foot pain | Kuru Footwear

Do you suffer from foot pain? Bunions? Plantar fasciitis? Heel pain? Arthritis? Back pain? Are you a nurse who works three 12 hour shifts a week on your feet? An office employee who wants that treadmill desk but not sure your feet can handle the hours on the treadmill? The answer to all your hopes and prayers are in the link below. [Ad]

Rhythmically stimulating the brain with electrical currents could boost cognitive function, according to analysis of over 100 studies | The Conversation

“Figuring out how to enhance a person’s mental capabilities has been of considerable interest to psychology and neuroscience researchers like me for decades. From improving attention in high-stakes environments, like air traffic management, to reviving memory in people with dementia, the ability to improve cognitive function can have far-reaching consequences. New research suggests that brain stimulation could help achieve the goal of boosting mental function.”

A robot workforce could reduce space operation costs 'by 100 times' | Interesting Engineering

“The robots might even be coming for astronaut jobs. Japanese robotics startup Gitai has just raised a new funding round to bolster its mission of developing a space robot workforce. The Tokyo-based firm raised ¥4 billion ($30 million) to accelerate the development of its remote space robot fleet, which is envisioned to greatly reduce the cost of space operations as well as the risk to human life, a Bloomberg report reveals.”

How to make your life better with AI | AI Tool Report

AI doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, it can help you do things like have more free-time or help you automate your life. You can use prompts to help you plan how to learn a new skill or utilize a tool that will streamline your business so that you can have time to do things like creative work and make more money. AI can help, we swear, and this is how. [Ad]

AI in fitness: Could your future workout buddy be a robot? | CNET

“AI technology isn't particularly new in the fitness world. It's used in smartwatches, smart mirrors (like Lululemon Studio Mirror), smart home gyms (like Tonal and Tempo Studio) and Peloton systems. Apple is expanding its AI capabilities via Apple Watch software, allowing you to get nutrition, sleep or workout tips. Fitness equipment companies have generated software to help you detect your reps, your speed, the weight you're lifting and even your form in some cases.”

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//Quiz: Which popular cartoon character is not just any kind of deep-sea organism, but specifically, Aplysina fistularis?

Which popular cartoon character is not just any kind of deep-sea organism, but specifically, Aplysina fistularis?

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