Category Archives: SCI-TECH

Scarlett Johansson Upset Over ChatGPT’s Voice Similarity

Scarlett Johansson Upset Over ChatGPT's Voice Similarity

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OpenAI’s founder, Sam Altman, is facing an unexpected challenge from Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson. In September, Altman approached Johansson to lend her voice to ChatGPT’s text-to-speech product, but she declined the offer, as reported by the New York Times. Nine months later, ChatGPT introduced a voice option that closely resembled Johansson’s, leaving her “shocked, angered, […]

NASA Plans Maglev Rail System for Lunar Transport

NASA Plans Maglev Rail System for Lunar Transport

An artist’s concept of a future human habitat on the Moon.Illustration: Ethan Schaler

NASA is exploring innovative solutions to establish a long-term human presence on the Moon, including a magnetic levitation (maglev) railway system for cargo transport. The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program recently selected six projects for further development, including the Flexible Levitation on a Track (FLOAT) system. FLOAT employs unpowered magnetic robots that levitate over […]

Federal Budget 2024-25: Clean Economy Investments in Hydrogen, Solar, and Batteries

Federal Budget 2024-25 Clean Economy Investments in Hydrogen, Solar, and Batteries

‘Budget dollars are eye-catching but facilitation is vital … Future Made in Australia depends on deploying vast amounts of renewable energy at competitive cost.’ Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP

Businesses, investors, unions, and climate advocates have been urging for significant clean economy investments. The question is, did the 2024-25 federal budget address these calls? The government’s Future Made in Australia policy includes a strategic framework, $22.7bn in spending, and facilitation policies. The framework aims to provide discipline by supporting sectors crucial for net zero […]

Sun’s Largest Solar Flare in a Decade Hits, Impact on Earth Unclear

Sun's Largest Solar Flare in a Decade Hits, Impact on Earth Unclear

The flash of light pictured on the right side of the Sun was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. NASA/SDO via CNN Newsource

The sun emitted its most powerful flare in nearly a decade, just days after severe solar storms created the captivating Aurora Australis in parts of Australia. The effects of this recent blast on Australian skies and technology remain uncertain. First detected on Tuesday, the solar magnetic storm, also known as a coronal mass ejection, sent […]

Ghana Book Publishers Oppose NaCCA’s Market Involvement

Ghana Book Publishers Oppose NaCCA's Market Involvement

Asare Konadu Yamoah — President of the Ghana Book Publishers Association, addressing the press

The Ghana Book Publishers Association (GPA) has called for the removal of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) from its role in book assessment and approval. The GPA believes that Parliament should collaborate with the industry to establish a suitable body for the task, as they cannot trust NaCCA to be an impartial […]

Earth-Sized Planet Discovered, Likely Lacking an Atmosphere

Earth-Sized Planet Discovered, Likely Lacking an Atmosphere

Circling a cold, Jupiter-sized star, the new world could offer an unobstructed view of its surface composition and history.

Astronomers from MIT, the University of Liège, and other institutions have discovered a new Earth-sized planet orbiting a small, cold star just 55 light years away. The planet, named SPECULOOS-3b, is similar to Earth in size and rocky composition, but it likely lacks an atmosphere. In a paper published in Nature Astronomy, the researchers confirm […]

Unveiling the Future: Innovations Transforming Our World

Acer Malasia announces new Predator Helios

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Acer Malaysia has excitedly unveiled its latest lineup of gaming marvels, including the new editions of the Predator Helios and Helios Neo laptops, as well as the Acer Nitro 50 desktop series. These cutting-edge devices come equipped with the latest 14th-gen Intel Core processors and the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series laptop GPUs, promising top-notch […]

ChatGPT Takes a Break Due to Possible DDoS Attack.

ChatGPT Takes a Break Due to DDoS Attack by OpenAI

The popular AI chatbot, ChatGPT, has encountered a major disruption due to a possible distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. This unexpected turn of events has left users perplexed and frustrated as they struggle to access the service. According to reports, the attack began on Friday evening and lasted for several hours before ChatGPT’s servers went offline […]

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Predicts AI Will Create a Jobless Future

Elon Musk says AI will eventually create a situation where 'no job is needed'

Rishi Sunak and Elon Musk talked about risks and benefits at the close of the UK's AI Safety Summit on Thursday.WPA Pool

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has warned that artificial intelligence (AI) could soon make jobs redundant and create a future where “no job is needed.” Speaking at the World AI Conference in Shanghai, Musk said AI could “produce an unprecedented level of prosperity,” but warned of the potential risks of automation and the need for governments […]