You can now buy moon dust from Nasa’s Apollo 11 mission for $400,000 dollars, but there’s a creepy crawly catch
Moon dust collected in 1969 by Apollo 11 astronauts has just gone up for auction.
The moon dust is from Neil Armstong’s famous Nasa mission.
It was the mission that made him the first human to stand on the lunar surface.
There’s a disgusting space secret to reveal though, and it involves coach roaches.
The moon dust was once eaten by the creatures.
This was part of an experiment to see if the lunar dust had a negative impact on them.
The three cockroaches that ate the lunar dust were then killed and dissected.
Scientists removed the dust from their stomachs and found no evidence to suggest that the sample was toxic.
Bidding has started in the “Remarkable Rarities” auction and will continue until June 23 if critter moon dust tickles your fancy.
ChatGPT creator releases tool to detect A.I. generated text
OpenAI has released a software tool that can identify if text has been generated by artificial intelligence
The company behind the popular chatbot ChatGPT says it has trained a language model to distinguish between something written by a human, and A.I.
‘AI Classifier’ uses a variety of providers to address issues such as automated misinformation campaigns and academic dishonesty.
The detection tool is very unreliable on texts under one thousand characters, and AI-written text can be edited to trick the classifier.
Many schools across the world have already banned ChatGPT from being used for projects.
Elon Musk asks court to throw case out
Twitter CEO Elon Musk has asked a judge in the U.S. to throw out a case against him
The suit claims Musk’s delayed disclosure over his large stake in the social media giant defrauded shareholders, who sold out at artificially lower prices.
Musk says investors in the proposed class action have no independent right to obtain damages.
The CEO believes he properly disclosed his stakes in Tesla and the former SolarCity Corp on several occasions, as per requirements.
Samsung reports lowest quarterly profit in eight years
Samsung has reported its lowest quarterly profit in eight years, dropping 69 per cent
The company believes sluggish demand and macroeconomic uncertainty will make for a tough first half, though demand will likely recover in the second half.
The South Korean tech giant made $3.5billion profit for the quarter – the lowest since 2014 – with revenue down eight per cent.
In its chip business, profits also plunged when compared to year ago.
Memory chip prices are widely expected to decline further in the first quarter as customers continue to hold off purchases and use up existing inventory while device demand remains depressed.
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