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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Watch: The Mysterious Craters on Ceres Get New Names

The Dawn probe is circling in on Ceres and returning new topographic images of its pockmarked surface. The post Watch: The Mysterious Craters on Ceres Get New Names appeared first on WIRED.

The Physics of Some Seriously Awesome MythBusters Stunts

Let me use this episode to explain some basic scientific ideas. The post The Physics of Some Seriously Awesome MythBusters Stunts appeared first on WIRED.

That Piece of Debris Won’t Tell Us Where MH370 Crashed

The currents of the Indian Ocean are way too complicated to backtrack where MH370 crashed. The post That Piece of Debris Won’t Tell Us Where MH370 Crashed appeared first on WIRED.

How to Tell if That Wreckage Is Really From MH370

Amateur sleuthing aside, authorities are already applying a bunch of analytics to find out if the washed-up plane fragment does belong to MH370. The post How to Tell if That Wreckage Is Really From MH370 appeared first on WIRED.

The World’s Most Dangerous Volcano May Kill Another City

What can be done to prepare Naples for the volcano in their midst? The post The World’s Most Dangerous Volcano May Kill Another City appeared first on WIRED.

We Finally Know What Graphene Is Good For: Origami

Despite graphene’s impressive resume, no one has quite figured out what the stuff is good for. The post We Finally Know What Graphene Is Good For: Origami appeared first on WIRED.

Enjoy Your Romaine Lettuce—While It Lasts

While the Central Valley's farm economy reels under the strain of drought, farms in the Salinas Valley are operating on all cylinders. The post Enjoy Your Romaine Lettuce—While It Lasts appeared first on WIRED.

Professional Videogaming Has Doping Scandals, Too

A German eSports league announced that it is working with anti-doping agencies to create a drug testing policy for its professional gamers. The post Professional Videogaming Has Doping Scandals, Too appeared first on WIRED.

This Is What Happens When You Send a 4K Camera Into Space

The ISS got a RED Epic Dragon in January that can shoot 6K and 3D at up to 300 frames per second. Add some water and a fizzy tablet and this is what you get. The post This Is What Happens When You Send a 4K Camera Into Space appeared first on WIRED.

Catastrophic Floods Are Going to Hit the US More Often

A new study shows that combined flooding events---a tag team of storm surge and onshore precipitation---are on the rise. The post Catastrophic Floods Are Going to Hit the US More Often appeared first on WIRED.

Silk Is the Secret to These Cheap, Accurate Diagnostic Tests

At Achira Labs in India, researchers are spinning diagnostic sensors out of silk. The post Silk Is the Secret to These Cheap, Accurate Diagnostic Tests appeared first on WIRED.

Let’s Analyze the Physics of New Horizons’ Mission to Pluto

How do you model the interaction between New Horizons and Pluto? Here is some sample code along with further homework questions. The post Let’s Analyze the Physics of New Horizons’ Mission to Pluto appeared first on WIRED.

Really, Propellantless Space Drives Are Still Not a Thing

People tend to get really excited when they think really smart propulsion physicists have figured out a way to travel to the farthest reaches of space. They shouldn't. The post Really, Propellantless Space Drives Are Still Not a Thing appeared first on WIRED.

Plenty of Other People Signed that AI Weapons Letter

AI researchers are sick of having their field equated with the Terminator. The post Plenty of Other People Signed that AI Weapons Letter appeared first on WIRED.

MERS Isn’t an Epidemic. That Makes It Harder to Find a Cure

Scientists are closing in on treatments for MERS---but which ones make it out of the lab depends as much on policy as science. The post MERS Isn’t an Epidemic. That Makes It Harder to Find a Cure appeared first on WIRED.

How to Keep a 1,500-Foot Skyscraper From Falling Over

As the skyscrapers grow taller and taller, people have been playing with new techniques to hold these structures up. The post How to Keep a 1,500-Foot Skyscraper From Falling Over appeared first on WIRED.

Torture Is Bad. So Psychologists Helped the US Redefine It

The US doesn’t torture—so the government rewrote its definitions of torture. The post Torture Is Bad. So Psychologists Helped the US Redefine It appeared first on WIRED.

Math Works Great—Until You Try to Map It Onto the World

A 115-year effort to bridge the particle and fluid descriptions of nature has led mathematicians to an unexpected answer. The post Math Works Great—Until You Try to Map It Onto the World appeared first on WIRED.

The Ices on Pluto’s Surface Are Totally Nuts

The ices on Pluto's surface show some pretty amazing activity in both false color and high-resolution images from New Horizons. The post The Ices on Pluto’s Surface Are Totally Nuts appeared first on WIRED.

New Horizons’ Parting Shot of Pluto Is Just the Beginning

This backlit photo of Pluto, taken by New Horizons after its historic closest approach, is more than a glamour shot. The post New Horizons’ Parting Shot of Pluto Is Just the Beginning appeared first on WIRED.

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