3D Printed Reefs —

in 2017 RDL designed a series of 3D printed reef units for the WWF Netherlands oyster reef restoration research project in the North Sea. The units were 3D printed in Rotterdam by Boskalis using D-shape technology. 50 units were printed in sizes ranging from 50cm high to 120cm high and will be monitored over the coming years. This will be one of the largest research based projects assessing the effectiveness of the material and technology. 

Read the full article at: www.reefdesignlab.com

Webb Space Telescope’s Jupiter Images Showcase Auroras, Hazes and Tiny Moons

With giant storms, powerful winds, auroras, and extreme temperature and pressure conditions, Jupiter has a lot going on. Now, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has captured new images of the planet. Webb’s Jupiter observations will give scientists even more clues to Jupiter’s inner life.   “We hadn’t really expected it to be this good, to be honest,” said planetary astronomer Imke de Pater, professor emerita of the University of California, Berkeley. De Pater led the observations of Jupiter with Thierry Fouchet, a professor at the Paris Observatory, as part of an international collaboration for Webb’s Early Release Science program. Webb itself is an international mission led by NASA with its partners ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency). “It’s really remarkable that we can see details on Jupiter together with its rings, tiny satellites, and even galaxies in one image,” she said. 


Read the full article at: blogs.nasa.gov

Webb Space Telescope Detects Carbon Dioxide In An Alien Planet’s Atmosphere For The First Time

For the first time carbon dioxide has been clearly detected on a planet outside the solar system.

Carbon dioxide has been conclusively detected in the atmosphere of an exoplanet for the first time—and at the first time of asking.

The gas—an important component of Earth’s atmosphere—was discovered on July 10, 2022 by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in the atmosphere of WASP-39b, a hot gas-giant orbiting a Sun-like star about 700 light-years from Earth.

Read the full article at: www.forbes.com

Every Year a Steamroller Prints Linocuts in San Francisco

The San Francisco Center for the Book is hosting its 19th annual Steamroller Printing Festival on September 25, 2022.

Since its founding in 1996, The San Francisco Center for the Book (SFCB) has been promoting and celebrating books and bookmaking in the Bay Area. In addition to offering a range of in-person and online workshops, it also hosts community events that demonstrate some of the incredible artistry that goes into producing publications. On September 25, 2022, they will be hosting their 19th annual Steamroller Printing Festival in the Potrero Hill Arts District.

Read the full article at: mymodernmet.com

What is the fate of the universe? Heat death, Big Rip or Cosmic AI Consciousness?

Cosmologists are getting closer to understanding what the future and ultimate fate of the universe will be.


Late last century, one of the most pressing issues in modern cosmology was to measure the deceleration rate of the universe. Given the amount of mass observed in the cosmos it was thought that it might be enough to cause an eventual contraction of the expansion. Remarkably, two independent teams of scientists found the exact opposite. The universe was not slowing down in its expansion, it was accelerating. This profound discovery lead to the Nobel prize in physics in 2011. However, understanding the implications of it remains challenging.


Read the full article at: www.ibtimes.co.uk

The Future of Ageing: designs for an ageing population

The Design Museum is hosting the exhibition The Future of Ageing, which displays projects developed by the Design Age Institute and its partners

Design solutions that allow everyone to age with greater agency, are particularly important at this time in history as we are moving towards a future in which the population of older adults will only continue to grow.

It is estimated that by 2040 more than a quarter of the UK’s population will be aged over 60.

Read the full article at: develop3d.com

Stable Diffusion launch announcement —

Stable Diffusion launch announcement

Stability AI and our collaborators are proud to announce the first stage of release of Stable Diffusion to researchers via this form, the model weights are hosted by our friends at Hugging Face once you get access. The code is available here and the model card here. We are working together towards a public release soon. 

This has been led by Patrick Esser from Runway and Robin Rombach from the Machine Vision & Learning research group at LMU Munich (formerly CompVis lab at Heidelberg University) building on their prior work on Latent Diffusion Models at CVPR’22, combined with support from communities at Eleuther AI, LAION and our own generative AI team.

Read the full article at: stability.ai