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The AI program Sora generated a video featuring this artificial woman based on a text prompt Sora/OpenAI OpenAI has unveiled its latest artificial intelligence system, a program called Sora that can transform text descriptions into photorealistic videos. The video generation model is spurring excitement about advancing AI technology, along with growing concerns over how artificial
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WASHINGTON — Japan’s H3 rocket successfully reached orbit on its second launch Feb. 16, nearly a year after its inaugural launch failed. The H3 rocket lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Center at 7:22 p.m. Eastern after a two-day delay caused by weather. There were no issues reported during the countdown, with liftoff occurring at
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Above some parts of Antarctica, there is a curious negative greenhouse effect imageBROKER.com GmbH & Co. KG / Alamy Rising concentrations of methane and carbon dioxide have led to a “negative greenhouse effect” above parts of Antarctica, but this slight cooling effect could reverse as the air becomes more humid alongside rising temperatures. Greenhouse gases
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HELSINKI — India is planning up to 30 launches over a 15-months period, indicating the ambition for a significant rise in both civil and commercial launch activities. The launch plans are a mix of scientific, commercial, user-funded and technology demonstration missions across the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023-24 and the fiscal year 2024-25. Seven
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Chimpanzees enjoy teasing each other apple2499/Shutterstock Bonobos, orangutans, gorillas and chimpanzees all poke, tickle and even steal from their peers as a form of playful teasing. Understanding these apes’ mischievous behaviour could help biologists work out the origins of humans’ sense of humour. Previous studies have found that chimpanzees may engage in agonistic teasing, or
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WASHINGTON — The Department of the Air Force on Feb. 12 unveiled a long-term vision to revamp personnel, operations, and technology efforts with the goal of reshaping the Air Force and newly formed Space Force to concentrate resources squarely on strategic competition with China. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said priorities have to change for
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