Autonomous snow skiing robots are the future, and the future looks adorable. Watch Jennifer, a little humanoid robot made by the University of Manitoba's Autonomous Agents Laboratory, take some turns on the slopes.
On today's show, we explain why Google is growing human skin in a lab, watch an adorable robot ski in the name of science and cheer on NASA as it starts collecting data from its SMAP satellite.
Jennifer can ski and play hockey -- even though she's a robot -- but there's more to her than just fun and games. Researchers hope that someday, the same principles they're using to program Jenny to play sports will be used to create firefighters and rescue robots, able to adapt to changing environments.
As you load up your skis or snowboard, don't forget to download other pieces of indispensable gear: handy apps for navigating the mountain. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the best apps to get the most out of your day on the slopes.
CNET doesn't usually write up ski equipment, but with more ski gear going high-tech -- and mingling with the high-tech gear we carry day to day -- we thought we'd have some fun rounding up some of the more innovative ski gear available today.
A new startup promises the world's first true augmented-reality ski goggles for skiers and snowboarders that you can control with your eyes.
Where's the powder? Skiers and riders, get snow conditions for your local resorts with the updated Weather Channel iOS app.
Skywriting airplanes take to Austin's skies to attempt the impossible: spell out the infinite sequence of pi.
From goggles that can show you trail maps to gloves that let you control your phone, CNET's Sumi Das strapped on her snowboard to take some ski gadgets on a test run.
North Lake Tahoe creates an Apres Ski guide, which suggests that any tourist who works at Google should buy a round of drinks. However, to view the guide, you have to go through a data-sucking slalom.