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Plus: The Cassini-Huygens probe
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In today's edition:

// 4-day workweeks

// Solar cells on the moon

// Netflix and AI

// Surgical bots

Tiny surgical robots could transform detection and treatment of cancers | University of Leeds

“A tiny robot which can travel deep into the lungs to detect and treat the first signs of cancer has been developed by researchers at the University of Leeds.


The ultra-soft tentacle, which measures just 2 millimeters in diameter and is controlled by magnets, can reach some of the smallest bronchial tubes and could transform the treatment of lung cancer.”

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Netflix lists $900,000 AI job as actors and writers continue to strike | Engadget

“Will this pair of Hollywood strikes ever end? It looks like the big corporations are digging in for a long battle, illustrated by Netflix’s recent job posting for a machine learning platform product manager. The position pays an annual salary of $300,000 to $900,000 at a time when many actors make around $200 a day, according to this SAG-AFTRA contract. The role AI will play in creating future entertainment is a key item of debate for both striking parties.”

NASA plans to manufacture solar cells on moon, from scratch | CleanTechnica

“Earlier this year, Blue Origin reported that it has successfully demonstrated its Blue Alchemist reactor on materials that simulate the composition of regolith.


The reactor melts regolith at a temperature of 1,600 degrees Celsius and deploys an electrolysis system to separate oxygen from the elements iron, silicon, and aluminum.


‘Our process purifies silicon to more than 99.999%,’ Blue Origin explained in a company blog post last February. ‘This level of purity is required to make efficient solar cells.’”

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Workers at companies that tested out a 4-day workweek are happier and more efficient — and firms made more money | Business Insider

“The results are in: A four-day workweek pays off for workers and their workplaces, and one lawmaker says that means it's time for 32 hours on the clock to become law.


On Wednesday, 4 Day Week Global — a New Zealand-based nonprofit — released findings from its latest installment of its pilot program testing out a four-day work week in participating companies across a range of countries including the US, Australia, and the United Kingdom. It found that after a year testing out the shortened week, it remained a resounding success.”

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//Quiz: The Cassini-Huygens probe was sent to visit which planet?

The Cassini-Huygens probe was sent to visit which planet?

Hint: You’ve heard of the planet before.