In today's news roundup, Liz Truss resigns as the prime minister of the United Kingdom after just 45 days, California approves digital license plates, and a bakery in California recreates a life-size scene from Star Wars - out of bread dough.
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Researchers in Australia have shown that human nerve cells in a dish can form a "brain" that can learn to play a simple video game. The research could help scientists understand the brain better. It could also lead to new kinds of computers.
Recently, there have been huge advances in Artificial Intelligence programs that create art. The programs, which create artworks based on short descriptions, have amazed many people. They have also raised difficult questions.
In today's news roundup, Mikhail Gorbachev, who broke down barriers between Russia and the US, has died, Japan has declared war on floppy disks, and a truck carrying tomatoes crashed on a California highway, causing a tomato sauce traffic jam.
On Monday, a company called Rocket Lab used a helicopter to grab a huge booster section of a rocket out of the air as it fell from space. Like SpaceX, Rocket Lab hopes to lower the costs of rocket launches by reusing parts.
One of the challenges facing the world as it fights the climate crisis is how to remove pollution from the air, and store it so that it's harmless. Today, NFK looks at the promise and challenges of "capturing carbon".
A company called OpenAI has recently announced a new version of its AI artist, DALL-E 2. Given just a short sentence describing a picture, the tool can create complicated images in many different styles.
In today's news roundup, the US Senate approves Ketanji Brown Jackson as a Supreme Court justice, Pakistan's Supreme Court rules that its prime minister can face a no-confidence vote, and a drone company plays an April Fools joke on the city of Dallas.
Starlink, a new satellite internet system from the company SpaceX, is changing the world more quickly than many people expected. The system can be very useful in remote areas and emergency situations, but it also presents several important problems.
As the world depends more and more on computers and smart phones, many countries are thinking about making a digital version of their currency. These "digital currencies" could offer many advantages, but they also have a number of downsides.