Lubaina Himid makes history with Turner award win Play

Lubaina Himid makes history with Turner award win

Lubaina Himid is the oldest artist to win the the prestigious Turner prize in the first year the competition was open to over 50s. She is also the first woman of color to pick up the art award with her creation that tackled both colonialism and racism. Dec 6, 2017
Human pilot beats AI drone in race Play

Human pilot beats AI drone in race

NASA decided to pit an AI-piloted drone against professional drone racer Ken Loo. The autonomous drone was equipped with cameras to map outIts surrounding. Dec 6, 2017
What do underwater volcanic eruptions sound like? Play

What do underwater volcanic eruptions sound like?

Buried in the depths of the oceans, over a million enormous underwater volcanoes puncture the seabed. Scientists have recorded their eruptions with some surprising results. Ahyi—in the Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific Ocean—erupted for two weeks in 2014. Experts compared the sound of its eruptions to gunshots. Bogoslof, a shallow volcano in the Aleutian Islands near Alaska, sounded completely different when it erupted in 2016 and 2017. Vibrations can travel for thousands of miles before dissipating. It is very difficult to detect early signs of submarine eruptions, which can produce blankets of floating rocks, damaging boats and clogging harbors. Recording their sounds could help experts respond more quickly. Dec 5, 2017