Hurling Satellites Into Space Seems Crazy—but Might Just Work

Hurling Satellites Into Space Seems Crazy—but Might Just Work

Before I get to the calculations, let's look at the details of the system and the physics involved.

If You Want a Robot to Learn Better, Be a Jerk to It

If You Want a Robot to Learn Better, Be a Jerk to It

To that end, researchers at the University of Southern California have shown that when working in a simulation, you can give robots “tough love” by trying to knock objects out of their hands, and it’ll actually help them better learn to grasp objects.

Covering Climate Now

Covering Climate Now

Expect to hear a lot more about climate change in the news next week – and a lot about NIWA’s work underpinning the science that is signalling a warmer world right now and its effects in the future.

Ford’s Bid for Safer Scooters? Sensors Everywhere

Ford’s Bid for Safer Scooters? Sensors Everywhere

Of the 300 scooters that Spin will drop upon Virginia Tech's 4-square-mile campus, 50 will be wired with sensors to record very specific data about how the two-wheeled vehicles are moving through space.

How to Throw a Boomerang Like a Pro

How to Throw a Boomerang Like a Pro

"But a boomerang is thrown vertically so the directional lift is to the side, unlike an airplane flying horizontal where the directional lift is up in the air.

Watch the Mesmerizing Routine of a World Champion Yo-Yoer

Watch the Mesmerizing Routine of a World Champion Yo-Yoer

Today’s yo-yo’s are mostly butterfly shaped to better catch the string and spin for minutes on a single throw, thanks to smooth spinning ball-bearings instead of a wooden or plastic axle.

Scooter Startups Are Ditching Gig Workers for Real Employees

Scooter Startups Are Ditching Gig Workers for Real Employees

Scooter Startups Are Ditching Gig Workers for Real Employees In Los Angeles, electric scooter sharing company Spin will hire employees to collect, charge, fix, and redeploy its vehicles every day.

Micromobility: the Prose and Poetry of the Scooter-Faithful

Micromobility: the Prose and Poetry of the Scooter-Faithful

Micromobility: the Prose and Poetry of the Scooter-Faithful The hype around shared, electric scooters, bikes, and other gizmos has produced a "micromobility" conference, though even the companies involved have started to acknowledge their industry is not a money-printing machine.

So Is Hulu Just Trolling Netflix Now, or What?

So Is Hulu Just Trolling Netflix Now, or What?

Beginning February 26, the price for Hulu's cheapest plan, the ad-supported one, will drop from $7.99 to $5.99 per month.

Underwater magician

Underwater magician

Based at Bream Bay, Whangarei, Crispin is also an acclaimed underwater photographer and the recipient of numerous photography awards. Chasing paper nautilus was our first New Zealand Geographic project and it was a toughie! We have several projects on the go in New Zealand.

Governments 'not on track' to meet greenhouse gas targets, says top UN official ahead of major climate talks

Governments 'not on track' to meet greenhouse gas targets, says top UN official ahead of major climate talks

Countries must decide the rules that will govern the Paris climate agreement, and without this “negotiating text” the UN climate change conference held in Poland at the end of the year will have no basis.