“Prompt Engineers” Can Create Better AI Art

Midjourney and DALL-E are machine learning tools that generate images from word prompts and as tools like this become “more sophisticated, those prompts have become a craft in their own right.” So much so that platforms have started popping up wherein these text descriptions can be sold by “prompt engineers” that create them to “reliably produce a certain art style or subject on a specific …

Meet ZEUS, The Most Powerful Laser in The US

This three-petawatt laser could lead to advancements across technology, engineering and medicine

The three petawatt ZEUS (short for Zettawatt-Equivalent Ultrashort pulse laser System) will be the most powerful laser in the US when it opens for scientists. Located and developed at the University of Michigan, it is available for researchers to conduct experiments and will be primarily used for studies centered on extreme plasmas (explained by psy.org as “a state of matter in which the electrons have enough energy …

How Sheep Aid the Solar Energy Movement

Maintaining solar farms requires routinely cutting back grass and weeds so they don’t block sunlight from the panels. Lawn mowers can’t easily maneuver between the sprawling array of packed panels—which is where sheep come in. Unlike goats, who chew on equipment, and cows, who are too large, sheep are the perfect height to get in-between panels. As such, they are currently employed at tens of …