Good week for:
AI, after a German-made robot shattered its own record by solving a Rubik’s Cube puzzle in 0.637 seconds. The robot is able to identify the color of each square, apply a special algorithm, then use its six mechanical arms to correctly align the pieces in just 21 moves.
Global warming, after new data showed that last month was the second-warmest February on record for most of the U.S., with temperatures 7.3 degrees above average.
Symbolism, after the Statue of Liberty suddenly went dark one night this week. Officials blamed the “unplanned outage” on an emergency-generator maintenance project. ■