Why controlling a drone with a laser has its perks—and pitfalls
A recent test from a British firm highlights an innovative way of sending information to a flying machine.
A look inside the design center where Hot Wheels creates its timeless toy cars
The engineers can't just shrink down the real thing. Here's how they actually do it.
WhatsApp users can now ghost group chats and delete messages for days
WhatsApp's latest updates support increased privacy and second-thoughts.
It’s pretty hard to measure nothing, but these engineers are getting close
The US still uses Cold War-era tech to calibrate vacuums for manufacturing. Is there a more precise (and fun) option out there?
This super-fast jet train would tap into a whole new field of physics
It’s a plane, it’s a train, it’s the hyperloop FluxJet from TransPod.
Meta’s new chatbot is already parroting users’ prejudice and misinformation
Meta asked the internet to help with a new chatbot last Friday. So far, it’s a disaster.
The Inflation Reduction Act and CHIPS could kick US climate policy back into action
Together, these policies can fund pressing change on an urgent timeline.
What will it take to save Oahu’s freshwater from the Red Hill fuel leak?
A Navy fuel facility sitting above Oahu’s biggest freshwater system has been flooding the surrounding landscape with toxins for decades. Now Red Hill is finally being forced to shut down.
The Navy’s new robotic minesweeper is ready to sniff out explosives at sea
It's cleared for deployment.
Future LEDs could be made with fish scales
Scientists discover that fish scales sourced from fish waste can be turned into the nanostructures that are used to make LEDs.