The small, mighty, world-changing transistor turns 75
Without this universal technology, our computers would probably be bulky vacuum-tube machines.
Here’s how a new AI mastered the tricky game of Stratego
It’s a huge and surprising result—at least to the the Stratego community.
Meet a maintainer keeping the F-35 ‘flying computer’ in top shape
'Ask any crew chief that worked on an F-15 or an F-16 or an A-10 … we don't get as dirty as we used to on the older aircraft.'
Brace yourself for smarter robots that don’t fall over (as easily)
Researchers tipped over their robot over 882,000 times to teach its neural network how to keep from tumbling.
A key to lizard evolution was buried in a museum cupboard for 70 years
The sharp-toothed specimen could show the much-earlier origins of the modern lizard.
OpenAI’s new chatbot offers solid conversations and fewer hot takes
The bot is great at impersonations and pretty good at avoiding controversy.
The biggest automotive innovations of 2022
An EV that can go 747 miles on a charge, a thrilling new Corolla, and more automotive innovations are the Best of What's New.
There’s more magma under Yellowstone than we thought—but don’t panic
More magma under Yellowstone's super volcano doesn't mean an eruption is happening anytime soon.
Armed police robots will be a threat to public safety. Here’s why.
A recent vote in San Francisco allows police robots to use lethal force, such as with explosives.
The most helpful emergency services and defense innovations of 2022
A way for lost hikers to call for help, a rechargeable fire truck, and more innovations are the Best of What’s New.