AI can draw hands now. That’s bad news for deep-fakes.

AI image-makers have been notoriously bad at rendering hands. Now, they’re getting better and could make deep fakes harder to spot.

By Pranshu VermaMarch 26, 2023

3D-printed rocket fails to reach orbit but still is hailed as success

The Terran 1 rocket lifted off at 11:25 p.m. Wednesday, and while it didn't make orbit, it achieved many milestones, proving that new technology can cut the complexity of rocket manufacture.

By Christian DavenportMarch 23, 2023

What to know about OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT

OpenAI launches GPT-4, an artificial-intelligence model that's even more powerful than ChatGPT.

By Pranshu VermaMarch 14, 2023

They thought loved ones were calling for help. It was an AI scam.

Scammers are using artificial intelligence to sound more like family members in distress. Loved ones are falling for it and losing thousands of dollars.

By Pranshu VermaMarch 5, 2023

AI is starting to pick who gets laid off

As layoffs rave the tech industry, algorithms once used to help hire could now be helping to lay people off.

By Pranshu VermaFebruary 20, 2023

Paul Berg, pioneer in gene splicing who led way for biotech, dies at 96

Dr. Berg, winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize in chemistry, was also troubled by the potential risks of gene manipulation in the early years.

By Brian MurphyFebruary 18, 2023

Security threat or hot air? A guide to high-altitude balloons.

Thousands of balloons are likely peppering the sky. Here's a guide to what they can do.

By Pranshu VermaFebruary 16, 2023

Why it’s so hard to give earthquake warnings more than seconds in advance

Predicting earthquakes is hard, and even the most promising attempts to do so may only give people a heads-up of a few seconds.

By Pranshu VermaFebruary 6, 2023

This software tries to spot lung cancer years earlier. Can it?

The advance could pave the way for doctors to spot tumors that are notoriously hard to detect early.

By Pranshu VermaFebruary 1, 2023

These robots might build your house

The construction industry is in a crisis, and more companies are turning to robots to automate tasks on the job site.

By Pranshu VermaJanuary 30, 2023

The AI ‘gold rush’ is here. What will it bring?

Here’s a peek at the AI technology that may be coming soon as Google, Microsoft go all in.

By Pranshu VermaJanuary 20, 2023

The hunt for a better weather forecast

With the private sector getting more into weather prediction, the best forecasts might be just for those who can pay for it.

By Pranshu VermaJanuary 20, 2023

Tracking rising religious hatred in India, from half a world away

Raqib Hameed Naik, a Kashmiri Muslim journalist hiding in America, tracks Hindu hate crimes and is bringing his data project out of the shadows.

By Pranshu VermaJanuary 16, 2023

Even electric self-driving cars may have a climate change problem

MIT researchers found that the computers powering self-driving cars could have a large carbon footprint.

By Pranshu VermaJanuary 13, 2023

Can California’s massive rain solve its historic drought?

Drought plagued places like California are experimenting with stormwater technology to take advantage of downpours

By Pranshu VermaJanuary 9, 2023

This small box could be the future of building in outer space

MIT scientists built a microwave-sized box that could let astronauts build parts in space that can’t be made on Earth.

By Pranshu VermaJanuary 6, 2023

Teachers are on alert for inevitable cheating after release of ChatGPT

ChatbotGPT offers a glimpse at a future in which computer-generated answers may be undetectable.

By Laura Meckler and Pranshu VermaDecember 28, 2022

The year AI became eerily human

This year brought advances in AI chatbots and image makers, along with a brewing fight over the data that feeds them

By Pranshu VermaDecember 28, 2022

See 2022’s smarter, tinier and deadlier robots

Robots benefitted from advances in artificial intelligence, soft gels and tinier electronic sensors.

By Pranshu VermaDecember 26, 2022

This plastic-foam-eating ‘superworm’ could help solve the garbage crisis

As the garbage crisis escalates, scientists across the world are trying to find bacteria and bugs that consume trash. A Styrofoam-eating worm is the latest.

By Pranshu VermaDecember 22, 2022