Best Tech Stories around the web #348

Earth core early formation


Bank of Japan to launch pilot program for issuing digital yen in April by

Japan will start a pilot program in April to test the use of a digital yen, its central bank said on Friday, joining a growing number of countries seeking to catch up to front-runner China in launching a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Read more

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Astronomers Find 'Mirror Image' of The Milky Way From Billions of Years Ago by

Ever wonder what our Milky Way galaxy looked like in its early history? Astronomers using the Webb Telescope (JWST) found another galaxy that's almost a mirror image of our galaxy as an infant. Read more

Sparkler Galaxy


Roblox Is Bringing Generative AI to Its Gaming Universe by

Roblox is testing a tool that could accelerate the process of building and altering in-game objects by getting artificial intelligence to write the code. The tool lets anyone playing Roblox create items such as buildings, terrain, and avatars; change the appearance and behavior of those things; and give them new interactive properties by typing what they want to achieve in natural language rather than complex code. Read more

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What do early Earth's core formation and drip coffee have in common? by

A new technique developed by Carnegie's Yingwei Fei and Lin Wang provides fresh insight into the process by which the materials that formed Earth's core descended into the depths of our planet, leaving behind geochemical traces that have long mystified scientists. Read more

Earth core early formation


How ChatGPT could revolutionise edcucation, with Sam Illingworth on

ChatGPT is a tool that can create essays, poems, full movie script and more from a simple worded prompt. Instant Genius spoke to Sam Illingworth, an associate professor in the department of Learning Enhancement at Edinburgh Napier University to learn how it will change the education system. Listen

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