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Airbus participates in the Starlab project, the world’s first commercial orbital station capable of moving independently

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For some time now, the US has been developing the Starlab project, a commercial orbital station designed for four people. It is assumed that it will be actively used for experiments, and its key difference from analogues (the ISS and the national orbital station of China) will be the presence of its own engine: Starlab will be able to adjust its position and move independently.

Airbus participates in the Starlab project, the world's first commercial orbital station capable of moving independently

In early December last year, NASA announced the allocation of $ 160 million, which will go to fund the design work on Starlab. And now it has become known that Airbus is joining the project: the European aircraft manufacturer will provide “technical design support and expertise” within the framework of the project.

Airbus participates in the Starlab project, the world's first commercial orbital station capable of moving independently

Starlab is scheduled to launch in 2028 (earlier it was said to be 2027, but delays in the implementation of such projects are common), it will be located in low Earth orbit.

Airbus participates in the Starlab project, the world's first commercial orbital station capable of moving independently

The volume of the station will be 340 m3. It will include a large experimental bay called the George Washington Carver Science Park (GWC), a docking station, a robotic arm, and a 60 kW propulsion system. Starlab will be smaller than the ISS, but should “provide 100 percent of the International Space Station’s payload” in terms of experimentation and research capability.

Airbus participates in the Starlab project, the world's first commercial orbital station capable of moving independently

The station will be owned and operated by Nanoracks. Voyager Space is responsible for finding sources of funding and partners (in fact, joining the Airbus project is its merit), but Lockheed Martin acts as a technical partner.

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Twitch launched an endless series in the style of sitcoms of the 80s. It is generated by neural networks

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Twitch launched an endless series in the style of sitcoms

On the Twitch platform, they launched the series Nothing, Forever in the style of sitcoms of the 80s. It is notable for the fact that it is completely created using neural networks. Replicas for the series are “invented” by ChatGPT, and DALL-E, Stable Diffusion and Azure Cognitive Services generate a picture, which is then played using the Unity game engine. For voice acting, a speech synthesizer is used.

Twitch launched an endless series in the style of sitcoms of the 80s.  It is generated by neural networks

The series is constantly being created and developed based on the feedback of the viewers. At the same time, even very good jokes sometimes come across, although often the characters speak out of place or even simply remain silent. There are also animation bugs.

Overall, the visuals are similar to the first 3D PC and console games, and the scenes are fairly repetitive.

The series is based on the 1980s sitcom Seinfeld. The series can be watched here. In the future, the authors intend to create other similar projects to compete with Netflix series. They will also be endless, or at least very long.

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How so, Microsoft? A third party developer has already added ChatGPT to Word

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How so Microsoft A third party developer has already added

Creative Data Studios has developed a plug-in for Microsoft Word called Ghostwriter ChatGPT that adds chatbot functionality to a text editor. The novelty was created without the participation of Microsoft.

How so, Microsoft?  A third party developer has already added ChatGPT to Word

There are currently two versions of the plugin available: $10 and $25. The first is limited to short responses of two paragraphs and uses only the ChatGPT language model. A more advanced one is devoid of such restrictions, it uses all OpenAI models. You can install the plugin through the Office Add-in Store.

In addition, the developers promise an early release of similar plug-ins for all applications from the Microsoft package: Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote. After the release of the add-on pack, users who have already purchased the plugin for Word will receive a discount.

According to Patrick Husting, who developed Ghostwriter, Microsoft will most likely disable Ghostwriter in the future when its own implementation of ChatGPT support is ready. However, this option can still be used.

Earlier it was reported that Microsoft has already added support for the GPT-3.5 model to Teams Premium, which will allow the neural network to listen to conversations, draw notes and plans based on the results. Microsoft also plans to add ChatGPT to the Bing search engine, but there, according to rumors, there will already be GPT-4.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs iPhone 14 Pro Max in a camera battle. Published a large video comparison of the two flagships

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Despite the fact that there are still two weeks before the start of sales of Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones, full reviews of the camera of the older novelty have already been published on the Web. The author of the famous SuperSaf channel compared the Galaxy S23 Ultra camera with the iPhone 14 Pro Max camera.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs iPhone 14 Pro Max in a camera battle.  Published a large video comparison of the two flagships

Unfortunately, although the comparison is voluminous, it is far from being as informative as it happens on some other channels. However, there is still a lot of information.

As you can see, in low light, the brainchild of Samsung shows a wider dynamic range and detail. This is true for all cameras, including the ultra wide and tele cameras. But when shooting video at night, everything is not so clear. At least the Korean smartphone has a lot more noise and slower autofocus.

Of course, Samsung easily wins in the comparison of cameras, because it has two of them at once. Already at 10x zoom, the difference is very noticeable, and the iPhone cannot offer more than 15x at all.

Cinematic Mode on the iPhone clearly looks better, in addition, we can note a fairly significant difference in color reproduction, both in the photo and in the video.

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