Roboticists from UC Berkeley have taught their bipedal robot Cassie how to walk through campus using child-like reinforcement learning instead of strict models.
Large defunct rocket bodies have the potential to break into thousands of pieces, threatening functioning satellites that provide vital services like GPS.
A tech tale of greed, desperation, and the power of expectations.
Popular genome site GISAID’s impressive effort to understand the spread of COVID-19 has seen scientists upload sequences from most nations on Earth.
Rio de Janeiro’s streets are notorious for their violence. An app is helping keep people out of harm’s way
In 2001, Seth MacFarlane was the 27-year-old executive producer and creator of the not-yet-hit animated show Family Guy. Having broken…
As many consider summer air travel, DW Fact Check spoke to experts about how to best minimize the risk of exposure during the coronavirus pandemic.
The sheer size of the Titanic was a sight to behold in 1912, but over 100 years later, how does this vessel compare to a modern cruise ship?
The secret to wombat poop, how skies turn orange, and what a cold ocean blob could mean for the climate.
Interactive world light pollution map. The map uses NOAA/EOG VIIRS, World Atlas 2015, Aurora prediction, observatories, clouds and SQM/SQC overlay contributed by users.
An analysis of over 100 ML Contest winners
Dark matter makes up a large portion of the universe, yet it remains undetected.
May 23, 2020
From robot priests to apple pickers, these machines are bringing a robotic touch to the workplace
New technologies may have introduced genetic errors to the human gene pool. How long will they last? And how could they affect us?
For Earth Day 2021, Inverse is looking ahead, way ahead. Future Earth is a week-long special issue filled with original reporting on how our planet will change over the next 100 years. We ask if...
When people come to the aid of stranded fish, are the salvaged truly saved?
‘If you want to do well, do it yourself’ says head of space agency as relations with US strained by earthly disputes
A visual explainer about the possible side effects from the COVID-19 vaccines
Two new approaches allow deep neural networks to solve entire families of partial differential equations, making it easier to model complicated systems and to do so orders of magnitude faster.
The jumping off point for exploring quantum computing is to understand that while many of the principles are counterintuitive, the classical universe we know and love is but a mere shadow of the...
After 16 years, the ‘knowledge sharing’ site is being closed down – and without much thought about its community, says technology author Joanne McNeil
Secret codes. Legal threats. Betrayal. How one couple built a device to fix McDonald’s notoriously broken soft-serve machines—and how the fast-food giant froze them out.
Apple today held its first event of 2021, and it was one of the most exciting events that we've seen in some time. Apple announced a whole slew...
From the HGU-68/P tactical helmet to the steel-toed, ejection-safe boots.
Radio waves, longer and less energetic than visible light, give astronomers access to some of the most obscure physics in the cosmos.
Bio bags, robotic preemies, artificial wombs, and the coming revolution in postnatal care to save babies born too soon.
Some tech and drug enhancements are banned as unfair, but ironically they could end up leveling the playing field.
Announcements are coming on Monday, but some products won’t show up for a while.
There’s been much debate about lateral flow tests – their accuracy depends on context and the theories of a 18th-century cleric
Understanding these tiny organisms could be key to tackling threats such as coronavirus, but new research shows how little we know
AI has not yet lived up to its hype, but there is already cause for concern about its influence.
On the floor of the Mediterranean, Laurent Ballesta and three other explorers discovered amazing sea life, and signs of our impact on a mysterious landscape.
With punk rocker audacity and aerospace bona fides, Dezső Molnár is out to build a street-legal flying car.
We must never doubt Elon Musk again
A spectacular short film of Siberia's Lake Baikal in winter, shot using a DJI Mini drone.