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Emirati Astronaut Conducts 3D-Printing Experiment In Space

The experiment aims to assess the viability of 3D-printed knee cartilage tissue for treating injuries in remote areas on Earth and while in space.

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Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi, and his colleague from NASA, Frank Rubio, are currently conducting experiments on the International Space Station on the viability of 3D-printed knee cartilage tissue.

The 3D printing lab, known as The BioFabrication Facility, has been built to evaluate whether low to zero-gravity conditions can improve printing quality compared to production on Earth, while examining the feasibility of 3D-printed cartilage tissue for fixing injuries in remote conditions, including in space.

Using cutting-edge technology, NASA hopes to eventually alleviate musculoskeletal injuries. “Crew members who experience musculoskeletal injuries on future deep space missions may benefit from the capability to bioprint tissue such as knee cartilage to promote recovery,” the space agency said in a recent press release.

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During the six-month mission, a total of 250 research experiments will be conducted, and Dr. Al Neyadi, who arrived recently onboard the ISS, has already undertaken studies on human heart tissue and served as a test subject for a sleep research program.

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Adobe Teases New AI Editing Tools And Updates In Premiere Pro

The video editing app will be enhanced with a generative extend tool, text-to-video, improved timeline waveforms, and more.

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After launching the generative AI model Firefly last year, Adobe is now showcasing how the technology will be used in upcoming versions of the editing app Premiere Pro. In an early sneak peek, the company demonstrated several new features, including Object Addition and Removal, Generative Extend, and Text to Video.

The first new feature, Generative Extend, targets a common video editing problem by using AI to “Seamlessly add frames to make clips longer, so it’s easier to perfectly time edits and add smooth transitions”.

Meanwhile, Premiere Pro’s Object Addition & Removal tool will leverage Firefly’s generative AI to “Simply select and track objects, then replace them. Remove unwanted items, change an actor’s wardrobe or quickly add set dressings such as a painting or photorealistic flowers on a desk,” Adobe states.

Adobe also showcased another new feature that can automatically generate new film clips using a text prompt. To use the content creation tool, editors can “Simply type text into a prompt or upload reference images. These clips can be used to ideate and create storyboards, or to create B-roll for augmenting live action footage,” Adobe explained. The company seems to be commercializing this particular feature extremely quickly, considering generative AI video only appeared a few months ago.

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The new additions to Premiere Pro will be added later this year, but Adobe is also introducing smaller improvements to the editing app in May. The changes include interactive fade handles to enable easier transitions, an Essential Sound badge that uses AI to “automatically tag audio clips as dialogue, music, sound effects or ambience, and add a new icon so editors get one-click, instant access to the right controls for the job”, along with effect badges and a new look for waveforms in the timeline.

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