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Europe to mine moon for Oxygen and Water by 2025 (1 minute read)
The European Space Agency has signed a one-year contract to study and prepare for a mission to go to the moon to mine regolith. Regolith is an ore that you can extract water and oxygen from, so mining it would be a key component of building a permanent moon colony.
Programming, Design & Data Science
VSCode Browser Preview (GitHub Repo)
This is a tool that gives you a real browser preview inside your VSCode editor so you can debug in real time. It uses a headless Chrome instance under the hood.
LASER (GitHub Repo)
This is a library open soured by Facebook that represents sentences in a language agnostic way, so you can easily translate sentences into many languages including ones where training data is extremely limited. It's built on top of PyTorch.
Future Chrome update may kill ad-blocking extensions (1 minute read)
Google has proposed a change to Chromium (the engine that runs the Chrome web browser) that would kill ad-blocking extensions like uBlock Origin and uMatrix. This change would have performance benefits, but would also greatly limit what adblockers are able to block. This is just a proposal at the moment, so it's still possible Google could change their mind.
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