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Watch a wild ‘failed eruption’ solar flare

The sun continues building towards its “solar maximum” of activity in spectacular fashion, just as predicted. On June 3, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured a stunning M-class solar flare—only to show most of the…



Watch a tech billionaire talk to his AI-generated clone

Billionaire LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman has recently released a video ‘interview’ with his new digital avatar, Reid AI. Built on a custom GPT trained on two decades’ worth of Hoffman’s books, articles, speeches, interviews, and…


Watch a tripod robot test its asteroid leaping skills

Before astronauts leave Earth’s gravity for days, weeks, or even months at a time, they practice aboard NASA’s famous parabolic flights. During these intense rides in modified passenger jets, trainees experience a series of stomach-churning…


Watch two tiny, AI-powered robots play soccer

Google DeepMind is now able to train tiny, off-the-shelf robots to square off on the soccer field. In a new paper published today in Science Robotics, researchers detail their recent efforts to adapt a machine…