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How Many People Did it Take to Build the Great Pyramid?

Not nearly as many as old estimates would have you believe. Here is a back-of-the-envelope calculation, based on simple physics

NewSpace Gateway and User Terminal Testing Challenges

Download our whitepaper to learn how to solve unique challenges for R&D, production and deployment.

Optical Atomic Clocks Are Ready to Redefine Time

Researchers converted the precise timekeeping of optical atomic clocks into microwave signals for electronics

The Quest for a Bionic Breast

Researchers at the University of Chicago want to take what they’ve learned from working on bionic hands to restore sensation for mastectomy patients

Clearpath Robotics Now Supporting ROS on Windows

Program your yellow and black robots while avoiding Linux entirely

What Is Confidential Computing?

Big tech companies are adopting a new security model called confidential computing to protect data while it’s in use

What It’s Like to Sweat the Launch of a New Spaceship

A former mission controller remembers the last time the United States dared to put humans in a new type of spacecraft—and some hard-won lessons for today

Zipline Launches Long Distance Drone Delivery of COVID-19 Supplies in the U.S.

An emergency waiver from the FAA enables a new drone delivery service in North Carolina


Video Friday: This Robot Refuses to Fall Down Even if You Hit, Shove It

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos

Japanese Researchers Teaching Robots to Repair Themselves

Whether for maintenance or augmentation, robots that can use tools on themselves are more independent and capable

AI and the Future of Work: The Prospects for Tomorrow’s Jobs

MIT conference considers companies that have implemented job-friendly AI

Skydio 2 Review: This Is the Drone You Want to Fly

Flying this $999 obstacle-dodging drone is a magical experience

For Centuries, People Dreamed of a Machine That Could Produce Language. Then OpenAI Made One

OpenAI’s GPT-2 program churns out natural language that’s remarkably coherent—and that’s a problem

Robot Gift Guide 2019

Over a dozen robots that we promise will make fantastic holiday gifts

How Boston Dynamics Is Redefining Robot Agility

An exclusive look at the world’s most dynamic robots

Help Rescuers Find Missing Persons With Drones and Computer Vision

A new contest aims to help first responders leverage computer vision algorithms and drone imagery during a search

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