Drone World

A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail. Of the year’s many Super Bowl ads, perhaps the most...

At a time when the right wing media can pore over viral videos to extract narratives of its choosing, and the White House itself shares deceptively edited clips on official feeds...

Jon Callas is an elder statesman in the world of computer security and cryptography. He’s been a vanguard in developing security for mobile communications and email as chief technology officer and...

The F-35 is a jet that’s supposed to be all things to all people, an ever-expanding boondoggle soaking the American taxpayer for billions of dollars. Now, the Pentagon wants to strap...

Most of the robots Simone Giertz builds fail. The lipstick bot smears makeup all over her face. The breakfast machine knocks over a cereal box and spills milk on the kitchen...

A sex tech company won an award for innovation in robotics from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the organization that produces CES—and then it took it back, deeming the women’s pleasure...

The US military’s Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is developing genetically engineered organisms that it hopes will be able to detect the presence of enemy submarines, ships, or divers, according to a...

Imagine if your community pooped so much it was visible from space. A supercolony of 1.5 million Antarctic Adélie penguins has bragging rights to this achievement, after scientists discovered the birds...

YouTuber Michael Reeves programmed a swarm of a dozen drones to automatically detect his face and launch themselves at his head. Reeves outfitted the drones with Arduino computers and radio modules,...

UPDATE, 1:57pm 12/3/2018: SpaceX successfully launched and landed the same Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster for the third time. It also completed its primary mission of delivering 64 satellites to...