The Frost nails its strange and disconcerting atmosphere in its opening shots. Huge frozen mountains, a makeshift camp of military-style tents, a group of people huddled around a fire, barking dogs. These are familiar things, but strange enough to plant a growing seed of fear. There is something wrong here.
Welcome to the disturbing world of AI movie making. The Frost is a 12-minute film from Detroit-based video creation company Waymark, in which each shot is generated by an artificial intelligence that creates images. It is one of the most impressive and strange examples of this strange new genre. Read the full story and get an exclusive look at the film.
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Microplastics are everywhere. What does this mean for our immune system?
Microplastics are practically everywhere. These tiny pieces of plastic pollution, less than five millimeters in diameter, have been found in human blood, breast milk and placentas. They are even found in our drinking water and the air we breathe.
Given their ubiquity, it’s worth considering what we know about microplastics. What do they do to us?
The short answer is: we really don’t know. But scientists have begun to get a sense of their potential effects from early studies in animals and groups of cells, and new research suggests they could affect not only the health of our body’s tissues, but our immune system Generally. Read the whole story.