The Download: hydrogen’s potential, and Twitter’s terrorism accusations


This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that offers an everyday dosage of what’s going on worldwide of innovation.

When hydrogen will assist environment modification– and when it will not.

Hydrogen is frequently declared as an environment hero since when it’s utilized as a fuel crazes like buses or steel production, there are no direct carbon emissions to fret about. As the world attempts to reduce our usage of nonrenewable fuel sources, there might be lots of brand-new need for this carbon-free energy source.

But how hydrogen is made might figure out simply how valuable it is. Recently, the European Commission launched guidelines that specify what it indicates for hydrogen to be green. What does that mean, precisely, and how could we produce it? Read the complete story

— Casey Crownhart

Casey’s story is from The Spark, her weekly environment newsletter providing you the within track on all things energy. Sign up to get it in your inbox every Wednesday.

New report: Generative AI in commercial style and engineering

Generative AI has the prospective to change commercial style and engineering, making it more crucial than ever for leaders in those markets to remain ahead. MIT Technology Review has actually developed a brand-new research study report that highlights the prospective advantages– and mistakes– of this brand-new innovation.

The report consists of 2 case research studies from leading commercial and engineering business that are currently using generative AI to their work– and a lots of takeaways and finest practices from market leaders. It is offered now to download for $195

The must-reads

I’ve combed the web to discover you today’s most fun/important/scary/ interesting stories about innovation.

1 The Supreme Court is thinking about whether Twitter assisted terrorists
The justices are anticipated to come to a conclusion by June. ( Vox)
+ The case is the 2nd today to probe web platforms’ legal liability. ( NYT $)
+ The court appears careful about making sweeping legal modifications. ( Bloomberg $)

2 Bing does not wish to speak about your sensations
And it’ll close down any timely that discusses “sensations,” so do not even attempt. ( Bloomberg $)
+ The ChatGPT-fueled fight for search is larger than Microsoft or Google. ( MIT Technology Review)
+ Europe’s AI start-ups are being eclipsed by their United States competitors. ( Sifted)
+ Why Microsoft’s Clippy mascot is ChatGPT’s spiritual predecessor. ( Fast Company $)

3 Google declares to have actually reached a quantum turning point
It states it’s discovered a method to remedy the mistakes present in today’s quantum devices. ( FEET $)
+ What’s next for quantum computing. ( MIT Technology Review)

4 Russian propagandists are purchasing Twitter blue checks
Allowing them to spread out false information under a veil of authenticity. ( WP $)
+ Russia-controlled publication RT is still on YouTube, regardless of allegedly being prohibited. ( The Guardian)

5 A significant ransomware attack attempted to obtain victims’ bitcoin
It’s obviously among the most prevalent ransomware attacks on record. ( FEET $)
+ The United States federal government is examining how military e-mails were dripped. ( Bloomberg $)
+ Why the ransomware crisis all of a sudden feels so ruthless.( MIT Technology Review)

6 Arizona is limbering up to end up being a significant United States chip center
Just in time for the United States federal government to approve federal financing. ( NYT $)
+ These easy style guidelines might turn the chip market on its head. ( MIT Technology Review)

7 Your smartwatch might hinder your pacemaker
Wearables can create electrical disturbance that avoids heart gadgets from working correctly.( The Guardian)

8 Take an unusual take a look at the Korean Peninsula’s demilitarized zone
Courtesy of Google Street View. ( WSJ $)

9 How to produce an AI clone of yourself
While it looks the part, the voice tends to be a telltale sign. ( Motherboard)

10 Your earphones might be made from mushrooms one day
This specific fungi is becoming a feasible plastic replacement. ( The Verge)
+ Shrimp shells are the brand-new leather, too. ( Wired $)

+ In defense of plastic (sort of) ( MIT Technology Review)

Quote of the day

“‘ Commenting for reach’ turns all of us into dribbling robotics at the feet of the algorithm.”

— Olivia Nelson, who operates at an education innovation business, has actually had enough of LinkedIn users composing ‘commenting for reach’ on posts in an outright effort to make them go viral, she informs the Wall Street Journal

The huge story

The cognitive harshness of viewing completion of Roe unfold online

August 2022

When the United States Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade on the early morning of June 24, 2022, countless individuals initially heard the choice by checking out news website SCOTUSblog. Katie Barlow, the blog site’s media editor, was among the couple of reporters on cam the minute the viewpoint was launched, reading it out to her audience on TikTok.

These days, the phone may still be how you found out of the choice made by 6 justices, and now that gadget might let us assist somebody we’ve never ever fulfilled prior to travel to a state where abortion is still legal. Read the complete story

— Melissa Gira Grant

We can still have great things

A location for convenience, enjoyable and diversion in these unusual times. (Got any concepts? Drop me a line or tweet ’em at me)

+ I actually delighted in the unforeseen marvels of Google Reviews(thanks Charlotte!)
+ What do you imply, a bar of soap does not in fact avoid agitated leg syndrome!?
+ It’s reasonable to state that farcical scary film Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey hasn’t been a lot inadequately gotten, as savaged by the critics.
+ This enchanting timelapse of a nesting blue tit is truly extremely sweet.
+ If I resided in 17 th century Germany, I ‘d absolutely be required to use among these chatter penalty masks

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