It’s been a while since we’ve seen any updates to the Atlas robot after Alphabet sold Boston Dynamics to SoftBank in June.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen any updates to the Atlas robot after Alphabet sold Boston Dynamics to SoftBank in June.
Parkour! That’s what we should all be devoting our combined robotics expertise towards. There’s no nobler human pursuit, so of course we should create a robot that can master the so-called ‘sport of kings.’ And yes, that is the true sport of kings.
Atlas, the hulking humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics, now does backflips. I’ll repeat that. It’s a hulking humanoid that does backflips. Check out the video below, because it shows a hulking humanoid doing a backflip.
On Wednesday night, Joel Embiid nearly made me miss an airplane. I watched his coming-out party from a hotel room in New York, where I had planned on falling asleep early before my cross-country flight the next morning.
37 diggs Technology Video Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot just keeps getting more and more agile and stable, bringing the robot apocalypse a few jumps closer.
Something that often bothers me about sci-fi is the loner inventor trope.
The NBA season is exactly one month old. (They grow up so fast, don’t they?) We asked our #squad of NBA writers to hand in their ballots for the best so far (minus Rookie of the Year and Most Improved, because we sort of did that last week. Also, not Sixth Man, because that’s arbitrary.
BOSTON — Children splashed in a shallow pool in Boston Common as a guide in a tricorner hat led a tour last week, pointing out Revolutionary War sites.
When Pei Ying Yu and Yan Nong Yu learn they have to leave their apartment immediately, it comes as a sudden shock even though they’ve been dreading it for months. It’s January 28, 2015, the day after a blizzard hit Boston. The schools are closed and the governor told commuters to stay home.
South Boston, my first world, extends out on the Boston Harbor like an oversized jetty. Winds that whip off the brisk, slate-colored ocean often make the neighborhood feel 10 degrees colder than the weather report, a great advantage in the summer.
Every few months this headline, or one like it, finds its way around conservative publications, into political pundit shows, and onto senate floors.
BOSTON — Tens of thousands of demonstrators, emboldened and unnerved by the eruption of fatal violence in Virginia last weekend, surged into the nation’s streets and parks on Saturday to denounce racism, white supremacy and Nazism.
It’s funny, I’d just been celebrating. When I got the call from Danny, I was leaving the airport — my wife, Kayla, and I were coming back from having celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary. We’d gone to Miami for a couple of days — and now we were back in Seattle, driving home.
This story was written by Jenna Russell, Jenn Abelson, Patricia Wen, Michael Rezendes, and David Filipov of the Globe Staff. The two young brothers from Cambridge seemed to be on promising paths, one a scholarship student at college, the other fighting for a national title in amateur boxing.
Just like Bill Russell before him, David Ortiz and his larger-than-life persona have written his name in permanent ink in the Boston history books Tomorrow afternoon in Boston, Massachusetts, the great Bill Russell finally gets his own statue. Details were scarce until recently.
It was January. The place was Boston. And when 2.3 million gallons of molasses burst from a gigantic holding tank in the city’s North End, 21 people were killed and about 150 more were left injured.
Everyone knows someone who’s run the marathon.
The faint glow of dusk had given way to the deep black of night by the time the streetcar clattered up Summer Street at 5:25, its sole headlight and the scattered street lamps waging a losing battle against the darkness. On an unusually warm fall evening — Tuesday, Nov.
FOR EVIDENCE THAT Fitzgerald was right about the very rich being different from you and me, pull your car up to the swanky Boston Harbor Hotel. Be sure to stop at the main entrance rather than trying to save a few bucks by descending into the concrete underworld of self-parking.
The sun is beating down hard on the Dracut High School softball field, where Curt Schilling sits atop a bucket of balls beside the dugout. He’s helping coach his daughter’s team, the Drifters, in a tournament, and they’re on the verge of their second win of the day.
JARED REMY HAD GLIDED THROUGH his first five criminal cases, but prosecutors thought the sixth one would be different.
BOSTON — Alanna Clark still remembers the stress of third-grade reading time. When her class read books together aloud, Alanna would often become confused. She didn’t understand how her classmates could answer the teacher’s questions about the book so quickly.
You live in Boston, the "Hub of the Solar System" (a tip of the hat to you, Mr. Oliver Wendell Holmes). You will inevitably have people visit who have not been to Boston, because they love history, or they once watched Good Will Hunting, or they are your parents.
BOSTON — This historic city has a booming downtown, colorful neighborhoods, charming parks and a skyline overlooking the river, but there is no single landmark — no Space Needle, statue or monument — that shouts “Boston” to the world as soon as it is spotted from a distance.
On this day, however, losing was simply out of the question.
Widely seen as the best public-school system in the U.S., the Massachusetts school system’s success can offer lessons to other states.
I come from a family of shellfish pickers. My mom and aunt grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where blue crab feasts are a way of life, and my aunt lived for many years on Cape Cod, where we'd spend summers eating lobster and hot buttered corn just about every night.
This post was originally published on . It’s one of our oldest and most popular recipes on our entire site. It’s been made thousands of times from readers all over the world. This is how to make authentic Southern Pulled Pork. After photos were updated June 2015.
Since seeing the movie “Spotlight,” about the Boston Globe investigation of sexual abuse and coverups in the Catholic Church, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it and the questions it raises—about how far institutions will go to protect themselves, about who we listen to and prot
I have been asked repeatedly in recent weeks why I chose to buy the Globe. A few have posed the question in a tone of incredulity, as in, “Why would anyone purchase a newspaper these days?” But for the most part, people have offered their thanks and best wishes with a great deal of warmth.
The video, published to YouTube on Feb. 23, was awe-inspiring and scary. A two-legged humanoid robot trudges through the snow, somehow maintaining its balance.
An open-air drug market is in full swing on the corner outside a convenience store, where offers of drugs trill like music. “Clonidines-Clonidines-Clonidines-Clonidines!” “Does anybody need Xani Bars?” Phenergans, Pins, Johnnies? A man grimaces one chilly morning, unsteady on his feet.
No, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer haven’t fixed the Cubs as quickly as they fixed the Red Sox. But the only bigger mistake than expecting that would be counting them out in the long run. Like all good parents, I want to expose my children to the classics.
This guy's name is Michael Bergin, and he might be the most incredulous human on land or sea. Recently while out with his friend Jay, he spotted a sunfish, which looks like this: But for whatever reason, he thought it was an injured baby whale. Watch him try to make sense of what he's seeing.
Boston Dynamics is best known for its bipedal and quadrupedal robots, but it turns out the company has also been experimenting with some radical new tech: the wheel.
A fund and accelerator for advanced technology startups, The Engine, closed its debut fund at a robust $150 million this week, according to its President, CEO and Managing Partner Katie Rae.
When I boarded the commuter rail, you were already in the midst of a spirited phone conversation and didn’t seem to care about how loud you were talking. You were talking with someone about the Paris train attack and the growing epidemic of gun violence in America.
UPDATE: After the election of Donald Trump, will the secret government survive? Michael J. Glennon takes a look. The voters who put Barack Obama in office expected some big changes.
There was a bunch of snow in Boston this year—and some of it’s still there. Yes, in July some of the snow has not yet melted. Why? There are a couple of reasons, some of them have to do with physics. According to weather.com, Boston had 110 inches of snow this winter.
Searching for an apartment in Boston is a unique process…and a big pain in the ass. 79 percent of all rentals in Boston turn over their leases between September 1st and 14th, setting the stage for aggressive rental agents and frantic tenant hopefuls.
Boston is a city of haves and have-nots, and a new study by the Boston Redevelopment Authority quantifies the growing divide, portraying the trend in stark numbers that show few benefits from the economic boom going to those near the bottom of the income scale.
— Shit, yeah, that Brahms? That one knocked me square on my ass. Even more so than the Shostakovich. Pardon me, the Grammy Award-winning Shostakovich. — We should but we won’t, because the Recording Academy hates Boston. Watch.
BOSTON is known for its bricks and brownstones, but the city is starting to take on a glossier, more modern sheen. With the completion of the $15 billion Big Dig, downtown now stretches unimpeded to the harbor, making Boston feel like a whole new city.
General Electric, the nation’s largest industrial company, makes products like jet engines, locomotives and gas turbines. Its corporate reputation is tied to producing big, heavy equipment — atoms by the ton, not the ephemeral bits of software. Yet Jeffrey R.
After almost three decades working the counter at Capone Foods in Somerville’s Union Square, Albert Capone has become a stranger in his own city. “It’s gone from townies to hipsters,” he said on a recent evening. “The hats, the tattoos, the tight skinny jeans — on the guys.
After Monday’s game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park, Orioles outfielder Adam Jones told USA Today’s Bob Nightengale that he had been the fans’ target for racist insults and one thrown bag of peanuts. Jones’s original quotes: “It’s different,” he said. “Very unfortunate.
The 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur had just pulled his new Mercedes to the curb on Brighton Avenue to answer a text when an old sedan swerved behind him, slamming to a stop. A man in dark clothes got out and approached the passenger window. It was nearly 11 p.m. last Thursday.
With a battery of the world's top universities and a robust startup sector that's especially rich in bio and clean tech ventures, it's no surprise that Boston is also home to a thriving — and diverse — group of socially responsible companies.
Tony Hernandez remembers playing as a child on the vacant lots in the Dudley Street neighborhood of Boston. In the 1980s, white flight and disinvestment had so devastated this neighborhood that more than 20 percent of the land—1,300 lots—lay vacant.
If you’re a Boston sports fan over the age of 30, it may be emotionally difficult for you to think of your teams as successful. (Disclosure: I am, and it is.) But the facts are pretty clear: Boston is America’s most successful modern sports town.
He's not talking about the many blessed periods of his life.
As the weeks turn into months and the months into years and the years into decades, all those regular-season afternoons and nights start to blend together. Another day, another game, another win or loss. Repeat. May 1, 2006, was a little different for the Red Sox.
Fifty years ago, a runner officially entered as K.V. Switzer participated in the Boston Marathon. On Monday, she did it again at age 70.
Growing up in New England, day trips to Boston meant Red Sox games at Fenway, poking in and out of the shops around Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, and, almost without fail, a rich, creamy bowl of New England clam chowder.
Traditional time-lapses are constrained by the idea that there is a single universal clock. In the spirit of Einstein's relativity theory, layer-lapses assign distinct clocks to any number of objects or regions in a scene. Each of these clocks may start at any point in time, and tick at any rate. Th