Claire Reilly, CNET

Claire Reilly


Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Past articles by Claire:

John Deere's New Robot Planter Could Slash Fertilizer Use by 60%

The company's planting tech is designed to save farmers money and puts fewer chemicals into the Earth. → Read More

How Tesla, Google and Others Are Making Robots More Like Us

Tesla is making AI-powered humanoid robots. Google wants to give its AI brain a bot body. Robotics are moving fast, and every day, droids are becoming more like us. → Read More

Swimming With a Robot 'Mermaid': Up Close With Stanford's Deep-Water Explorer

The OceanOneK is designed to explore up to 1 kilometer below the surface of the water, but even at shallow depths, swimming alongside this robot is impressive. → Read More

Millions of Passengers for $3 a Mile: Wisk's Vision for Autonomous Aviation

Its Gen 6 aircraft is a four-person, autonomous air taxi. But Wisk needs to get a lot of people on board to make this work. → Read More

Inside NASA's Mission to Snatch Pieces of Mars and Bring Them Back to Earth

NASA"s team of robots and helicopters will attempt one of the most ambitious sample return missions yet. → Read More

Unraveling Black Holes, From 'Catastrophic' Creation to the Dark Void Within

From their birth amid the "catastrophic death" of stars to the way they consume everything in their path, including light, black holes remain one of the big mysteries of our universe. → Read More

Building Artemis: Inside NASA's Enormous Moon Rocket Factory

For 50 years, humans haven't traveled more than a few hundred miles above Earth. Now, NASA is building its most powerful rocket ever to get back to the moon. → Read More

Sailing 'On the Edge of Control': Inside the Extreme Speeds of SailGP

For the athletes of SailGP, hydrofoil racing involves facing hurricane-strength winds while sitting in a "carbon fiber missile." → Read More

Your Next Surgeon Could Be a Slime Robot

Like an octopus, it wraps around objects. It can also swallow things inside your stomach and even "self heal." This ooze could be the future of surgery. → Read More

This All-Electric Hydrofoil Boat Lets You Fly Above the Waves

On the surface, the Candela C8 looks like a regular powerboat. But when it gets up to speed, this futuristic leisure craft emerges from the water for a virtually silent ride. → Read More

'You have to distance yourself from it being a human': Meeting Ameca the humanoid

Last year, Ameca the humanoid blinked to life and quickly went viral. At CES 2022, I got the first public demonstration of this lifelike robot, and saw just how blurred the lines between human and android are becoming. → Read More

Ameca the robot is more human (and haunting) than I ever imagined

When the world first saw Ameca pulling facial expressions in a lab, it was like something from a movie. But now this humanoid is out in the wild and science fiction just got real. → Read More

Inside the clean room: How Lockheed Martin is building tomorrow's satellites

When it launches in 2022, the GOES-T satellite will keep constant watch over Earth and give us early warning of natural disasters. But preparing this kind of spacecraft is an epic task. → Read More

Best travel tech gifts

Whether you're back to jetting around, only traveling by car or still in staycation mode, these products will be fine companions. → Read More

Inside Virgin Hyperloop, I glimpse our high-speed transport future

Virgin Hyperloop promises a future with transport pods zooming through tubes at hundreds of miles per hour. To get there, it's built a prototype in a Nevada desert. → Read More

Delta is 'optimized for infecting humans' but vaccines are the way out

New variants of the coronavirus are opening up a worrying new front in the pandemic, but one expert says vaccines still offer our best chance at beating the ever-changing threat. → Read More

The quiet supersonic airplane that could let you fly faster than ever

With the X-59, NASA and Lockheed Martin want to do the seemingly impossible -- build a jet that flies faster than the speed of sound, without the explosive boom. → Read More

Elon Musk's Boring Loop is finally transporting passengers in Las Vegas

It's not quite the high-speed, driverless future we'd hoped for, but it certainly beats walking. → Read More

Where's my shot? Why the COVID vaccine rollout is so challenging

When will more COVID-19 vaccines become available and when will you get your shot? CNET's Now What turns to a public health expert to answer your biggest questions on vaccines. → Read More

Best travel tech gifts

Your passport likely got far fewer stamps this year. But even a staycation, or a drive in the country, can be better with this travel tech. → Read More