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  • Pony.ai is one of dozens of Chinese start-ups entering the self-driving car industry. Autonomous vehicles are taking off in China as tech giants like Alibaba, Tencent, and Baidu race to dominate the self-driving car market. We took a ride in one of Pony.ai's autonomous cars being tested in Guangzhou, China. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter...

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  • Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. If the meeting happens, Trump would be the first sitting US president ever to meet with a North Korean leader. And if Trump succeeds in making progress on North Korean denuclearization, it will be a huge, history-changing moment. But diplomats are worried about this meeting, because they worry the US will end up giving Kim Jong ...

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  • Krill may have a huge environmental impact and play a major role in fighting climate change, according to new research that shows sea creatures can create massive amounts of power, despite their small size. Scientists at Stanford University, who've been studying brine shrimp, discovered that migrating crustaceans can create powerful jets. It suggests a way for tiny animals to have large-scale effe...

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  • This tardigrade, or "water bear," came back to life and reproduced after being frozen for 30 years. These microscopic animals can survive in the harshest of environments. Scientists are still trying to discover the secrets to their incredible survival abilities. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu To read the original scientific paper: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001122401530...

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  • Wang Runxi is taking on one of the most challenging bike routes in China. He's 12 years old, fresh out of elementary school, and doing the ride in the name of father-son bonding. It's part of his dad's parenting philosophy: Intense sports help build character. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our...

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  • A Rube Goldberg machine uses cause and effect to do a simple task in a very complicated way. Kinetic artist Joseph Herscher is an expert in these machines. He's built contraptions like a stamp licker and a machine to turn the pages of a newspaper, and here, he shares his tips for creating your very own Rube Goldberg creation. You can watch Joseph's latest video of his cake server machine: https:/...

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  • The American Kennel Club released their annual list of the most popular dog breeds in America. The winning dog has been foremost in Americans' hearts for almost 3 decades. Internet famous dogs such as the doge and a certain sausage with a fluffy butt are not as high on the list as you would think. For the full list of all 196 dog breeds: http://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/most-popular-dog-br...

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  • Pterosaurs were ancient flying reptiles that outlasted many of their dinosaur contemporaries, living through the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. But while many were the size of modern-day birds, some were enormous. Meet "Dracula," the largest one ever found, who just went on display for the first time in the Altmuehltal Dinosaur Museum in Denkendorf, Germany. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo....

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  • Aerones, a Latvian startup, designed a giant industrial cleaning drone. Cleaning wind turbines and grain storage drums is often done by helicopters, but it's expensive. This drone does it for a lot less money. Aerones is still in its incubator phase (it's backed by Y combinator), so the company's drone has yet to reach the commercial market. Read more: http://robotics.sciencemag.org/content/3/16/...

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  • Every wonder why oranges, lemons, and limes spray a small mist when you peel them? That’s the question researchers at the University of Central Florida have been asking for the past eight years. They shot this footage of exploding citrus oils accelerating 1,000 times faster than a space rocket. Read more about it here: https://qz.com/885221 SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Faceb...

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  • Scientists at MIT have released a robotic fish in the Pacific Ocean to observe real fish in their natural habitat. It's a major achievement in soft robotics. It's driven by a modified Super Nintendo controller. And most importantly, other fish aren't scared of it. Read more: http://robotics.sciencemag.org/content/3/16/eaar3449 SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://go...

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  • Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei unveiled his latest work at the Sydney Biennale in Australia. The piece, "Law of the Journey," highlights the plight of refugees across the world. It's made out of raft rubber, it's over 60 feet long, and it's meant to evoke the dangerous journey that many refugees take across the Mediterranean Sea. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook:...

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  • This is a hangover suit. It recreates the effects of a hangover. Ford had a German company build it to illustrate how difficult it is to drive hung over. When you're wearing it, your arms and legs feel heavy, and a throbbing noise emanates from the headphones to simulate a headache. So we tried it out. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https...

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  • At New York City's Spyscape museum, an interactive experience tests to see if you have the skills necessary to be a spy. The museum also has real-world spy artifacts, like a wall of Anonymous masks and Edward Snowden's telepresence robot. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.g...

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  • This drone has a origami-inspired, robotic arm that is attached to its base. It was created at Seoul National University, and can be used to pick up objects midair. It's also possible to equip the gripper with a camera. It's weird-looking, but scientists also think the arm's origami design could be useful in building more portable robots. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook:...

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  • Seltzer: It tastes like nothing and makes you burp. And in the US, it’s insanely popular right now. But why? Why is seltzer having a moment? Where did seltzer come from? Is seltzer bad for you? And why do so many people call it seltzer instead of sparkling water or fizzy water? We are obsessed with seltzer, and we’re happy to share. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: htt...

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  • Levi's goes to great lengths to give their jeans an aged, vintage look. Their newest method creates "broken in" jeans in about 90 seconds. Using lasers. In the past, Levi's pre-aged jeans were the product of human workers,, a process that took a lot of elbow grease and about 30 minutes per pair. Want to learn more about the process? Read the article here: https://quartzy.qz.com/1215862/ SUBSCRI...

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  • Emergency responders often take extreme risks to brave hazardous situations. Now, scientists at the Italian Institute of Technology have built a robot they might be able to send in their place. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news o...

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  • At this farm, expensive herbs and edible flowers are grown vertically in a basement of an office building in Manhattan. New York's fine dining scene actually wouldn't be the same without underground farms like this. It helps the city's gourmet restaurants get the freshest possible ingredients. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl...

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  • Scientists are rethinking the history of human evolution after making an unlikely discovery at a San Diego construction site: ancient mastodon bones carrying signs of damage from human tools. If real, the evidence would place humans in North America about 100,000 years earlier than experts thought. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https:/...

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  • Scientists at ESPCI Paris mixed a solution of water and alcohol and placed it on an oil bath, to learn more about liquids that don't mix. They say it could help researchers better understand natural disasters like oil spills, and find new ways to combat them. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our ...

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  • The latest exhibit at the Museum of London features pieces of the 130-ton fatberg that was removed from a tunnel under the city's Whitechapel district last year. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digitally native news outlet dedicated to telling stor...

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  • Between Music, a band from Denmark, spent 10 years preparing for an underwater concert, with all performers completely submerged. They had to invent new techniques and some entirely new instruments that would work underwater. The result is eerie music that performers say can be felt as well as heard. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: http...

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  • Using a technique called "time reversal," researchers at Brigham Young University were able to knock over Lego figures using nothing but sound waves. The researchers hope that the compelling demonstration will inspire new uses for the technology. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https...

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  • Harvard researchers wanted their robotic snake to move like a real snake, so they gave it skin like a snake. They used Kirigami, a Japanese form of paper cutting, to create a snake-like skin for soft robots. When the robot is inflated, the cuts expand and create friction with the ground, just like with a snake's scales. That allows the robot to wriggle forward. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu ...

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  • Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Lin-Manuel Miranda offered some advice to their younger selves. (As requested by Mark Zuckerberg.) This clip is from the launch event of Bill and Melinda Gates’ 2018 Annual Letter at Hunter College. You can read their full letter here: http://b-gat.es/2shfbfA SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY...

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  • Curling is one of the most unique sports in the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, a test of athletes' precision and strategy over speed or other abilities. But even stranger than the sport itself is the science that makes it possible, which physicists have spent decades trying to understand. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/r...

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  • Dell and the actress Nikki Reed launched a jewelry collection made with gold recycled from computers (any kind, not just Dells). The older the computer the better, because older models actually contain more gold. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/kdDpXu FOLLOW QUARTZ: Facebook: https://goo.gl/DsmLvx Twitter: https://goo.gl/rY7pSX Check out the rest of our videos: https://goo.gl/A8gZvx Quartz is a digi...

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