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🏖️ Summer tempo
Now that I'm writing all the news and nearly all the other articles myself, it becomes difficult to maintain the same usual pace during the summer. Therefore, there will be a news article every other day, and slightly fewer Premium Supporter articles.
The preliminary plan is that the newsletter will continue as usual next week, except that I will not send a recap on Saturday. Then there will be a break for almost two weeks, except for a summary email with the news on Saturday, July 15. Then premium articles on Tuesdays, the 18th and 25th of July, and a summary email on Saturday, July 29.
After that, we will go back to the usual schedule, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
But as mentioned, this is a preliminary schedule and it may change.
And take the opportunity to play with ChatGPT and other AI tools. If you haven't tried it yet, you'll get some tips in my ChatGPT guide.
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Fact-based optimistic news of the week
🍦 Sweet! Eat ice cream made from air
The ice cream is made from ingredients conjured out of thin air. A feat made possible by Finnish food tech company Solar Foods.
🚀 Now there is a factory in space
Varda Space Industries launched its first in-orbit manufacturing spacecraft on board a SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. The spacecraft is designed to produce pharmaceutical drugs in orbit.
🏭 Global climate emissions no longer on worst-case trajectory
Global CO2 emissions no longer align with the direst predictions and are now veering towards a moderate trajectory. The rapidly accelerating energy transition drives the shift, courtesy of falling clean energy technology costs.
🌍 Successful trials of new meningitis vaccine in Africa
The vaccine has the potential to save up to 250,000 lives annually. NmCV-5, unlike current alternatives, provides protection against five main meningococcal strains, including the dangerous emerging X strain.
👮 U.S. murder rate sees a remarkable drop
The first five months of 2023 have seen a sharp decline in murder rate, in more than 90 cities across America.
🔭 Water found on a massive exoplanet by Webb telescope
Ten times the size of Jupiter and partly extremely hot. Despite this, the James Webb telescope has discovered water on the planet.