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Astronomers say mysterious galactic ‘wave’ may have once washed over Earth

Astronomers are still discovering strange things in space, and the latest is something they’ve named the Radcliffe Wave. This wave-shaped chain of star-forming clouds is the largest coherent structure ever seen in our galaxy - 9,000 light-years from end to end, stretching across the night sky from Canis Major to Cygnus, with Orion in between.
News >  Washington

WSU study finds AI seen as pivotal

A Washington State University study revealed most of America's professionals believe artificial intelligence can be impactful for their workplace, but around half stated they're concerned about being "left behind" in their careers without educational opportunities.
News >  Nation/World

Ashes of North Texas woman, ‘Star Trek’ creator among those launched into space Monday

A plume of smoke emerged as a long-awaited rocket shot into the sky early Monday, carrying a North Texas woman to her final resting place — deep space. For its inaugural launch, the Vulcan Centaur rocket lifted off in the early hours from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, with the cremated remains of Angela Burke on board, a celebration of life for the Dallas-area woman who died at 98 in 2021.
News >  Sci/Tech

What is AI?

Artificial intelligence, abbreviated AI, is a technology in which computers simulate human patterns of speech and thought, generally by combing through content found online. The systems take in and analyze large amounts of this data for patterns, and in this way, can generate text mimicking that of a person’s, create images that mirror those created organically or produce other types of media based on online content.