Inside the Amazon Warehouse Where Humans and Machines Become One

Inside the Amazon Warehouse Where Humans and Machines Become One

Across the field from the human workers distributing packages to the drives, a prototype robotic arm, named Robin, sits at the end of a conveyor belt. Amazon runs simulations to figure out how to keep their human workers comfortable when loading robots with packages.

James Holzhauer's Jeopardy! Greatness, in Charts

James Holzhauer's Jeopardy! Greatness, in Charts

In addition to hitting 97 percent of buzz-ins overall, Holzhauer has correctly answered 49 out of 53 Daily Doubles and whiffed on only one of his 22 Final Jeopardy clues.

Amazon Is Building Special Warehouses for Hazardous Items

Amazon Is Building Special Warehouses for Hazardous Items

To avoid future exploding bear repellent incidents, Amazon will now ship hazardous items out of specially engineered warehouses. In the future, Amazon plans to store bear repellent and similarly hazardous items in a new kind of warehouse designed specifically for that sort of merchandise.

Samsung's Foldable Phone, A Microsoft Email Hack, And More News

Samsung's Foldable Phone, A Microsoft Email Hack, And More News

Foldable Phones Are Here, Microsoft Emails Got Hacked, and More News. They got in with stolen customer-support credentials, giving them access to things like email addresses in messages, message subject lines, and in some cases, the messages themselves.

Those Midwestern Floods Are Expected to Get Much, Much Worse

Those Midwestern Floods Are Expected to Get Much, Much Worse

Fueled by rapidly melting snowpack and a forecast of more rainstorms in the next few weeks, federal officials warn that 200 million people in 25 states face a risk through May. Floodwaters coursing through Nebraska have already forced tens of thousands of people to flee and have caused $1.3 billion in damage.

Freitag's Latest Bags Have a Funky New Ingredient: Plastic

Freitag's Latest Bags Have a Funky New Ingredient: Plastic

Now Freitag is bringing a new design to market: a line of bags that are made partially of truck tarp, and partially of material spun from recycled plastic bottles.

The Prime Challenges for Scout, Amazon’s New Delivery Robot

The Prime Challenges for Scout, Amazon’s New Delivery Robot

And soon, your Amazon Prime packages may show up courtesy of Scout, Amazon's new six-wheeled autonomous delivery robot built to withstand the sidewalk. While at the moment Amazon’s Scout is sequestered in one neighborhood in Washington, it’s not hard to see a future where delivery robots of all kinds roam among humans on city streets.

Smash Barriers to Bike-Sharing With Closca’s Telescoping Helmet

Smash Barriers to Bike-Sharing With Closca’s Telescoping Helmet

Smash Barriers to Bike-Sharing With Closca’s Telescoping Helmet In folded form, the Closca helmet is about half of its expanded size, and svelte enough to slide inside a backpack, messenger bag, or large purse.

As Snow Disappears, the Sierras and Rockies Are Shrinking

As Snow Disappears, the Sierras and Rockies Are Shrinking

“For the future, that percentage will keep increasing,” says Zeng, who presented his findings at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Washington.LEARN MOREThe WIRED Guide to Climate ChangeAt the same time, the length of the snow season shrank by 34 days for the snowiest regions.

An Intel Breakthrough Rethinks How Chips Are Made

An Intel Breakthrough Rethinks How Chips Are Made

“And also you can pack different kinds of transistors; if you want to put a 5G radio right on top of a CPU, solving the stacking problem would be great, because you have all of your functionality but also a small form factor.”"Now, we can take processes that are best for the function and put them all together on a single package."Raja Koduri, IntelThe rest of the industry has already glommed onto the benefits of mixing and matching transistors, investing in “chiplets” that can be used almost like microscopic interlocking puzzle pieces.

Rivian Wants to Do for Pickups What Tesla Did For Cars

Rivian Wants to Do for Pickups What Tesla Did For Cars

It’s unveiling an electric pickup and SUV, which it’s calling adventure vehicles, designed to grab a chunk out of high-profit margin truck sales sales for the Big Three.“This is a space for vehicles that have a lot of function, you can put your gear, your pets, your stuff into them, and they invite you to use them and get them dirty,” says founder RJ Scaring.

Lego Wants to Completely Remake Its Toy Bricks (Without Anyone Noticing)

Lego Wants to Completely Remake Its Toy Bricks (Without Anyone Noticing)

It is filled with complex creations, from a 50-foot tree to a collection of multicolored dinosaurs, all of them built with a product that has barely changed in more than 50 years.A short walk away in its research lab, though, Lego is trying to refashion the product it is best known for: It wants to eliminate its dependence on petroleum-based plastics, and build its toys entirely from plant-based or recycled materials by 2030.The Lego house, in Billund, Denmark, is a shrine to the town’s most famous product.The challenge is designing blocks that click together yet separate easily, retain bright colors, and survive the rigors of being put through a laundry load, or the weight of an unknowing parent’s foot.

Climate change: Heat below Arctic is MELTING ice - sea levels WILL rise

Climate change: Heat below Arctic is MELTING ice - sea levels WILL rise

Climate change: Heat below Arctic is MELTING ice - sea levels WILL rise THE ARCTIC ice is being attacked by warmth from all fronts, according to new research which could exacerbate the problem of rising sea levels.

Scientists find pocket of warm water trapped under Arctic with potential to melt entire ice pack

Scientists find pocket of warm water trapped under Arctic with potential to melt entire ice pack

A warm region of water trapped deep below the surface of the Arctic seas north of Canada has the potential to leave the entire area devoid of ice.

Plastic Makers' Credit Ratings May Be Hit by Pollution Rules

Plastic Makers' Credit Ratings May Be Hit by Pollution Rules

Makers of packaging for the food and beverage industry may also have similar issues, Wagner said. Moody’s analysts plan to scrutinize how the trend impacts companies, though plastic risk hasn’t prompted any change in credit ratings yet, Wagner said.