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New research out today from MIT takes a big step toward making seamless transfers of knowledge between robots a reality. The post The Little Robot That Taught the Big Robot a Thing or Two appeared first on WIRED.
The USDA is currently reviewing whether to allow Cornell University and Oxitec to release tens of thousands of GM moths into a 10-acre site in New York. The post Oxitec Pioneered the GM Mosquito. Up Next? Moths, of Course appeared first on WIRED.
It takes spinning reaction wheels and rockets firing for mere seconds to keep the Cassini probe on course in orbit around Saturn The post The Finesse of Flying Cassini Between Saturn's Rings appeared first on WIRED.
A $2 million crowdfunding campaign will finance an ambitious series of studies—designed under the watchful eye of the FDA—into psychedelics as treatment. The post Scientists Want You to Give Them Money to Study Psychedelics appeared first on WIRED.
Fidget spinners are everywhere. How long can you make one spin? That depends on the starting speed and the angular acceleration. The post Want to Know How Long a Fidget Spinner Spins? Get a Laser and Some Physics appeared first on WIRED.
A beetle-and-fungus combo is about to wipe out millions of Southern California trees—and that means people's lives are at stake, too. The post All the Trees Will Die, and Then So Will You appeared first on WIRED.
The author of The Fabric of the Cosmos, and other bestsellers, says America needs rational thinkers to step up and help fix its relationship with facts. The post Brian Greene on How Science Became a Political Prisoner appeared first on WIRED.
Not long ago, running a 90-minutes half-marathon seemed impossibly fast. I've not only beaten 90 minutes, I've demolished it. The post What Happens When You Train Like Nike's Two-Hour Marathon Runners appeared first on WIRED.
Misinformation targeted at Somali-American communities in Minneapolis is fueling the state's biggest outbreak in three decades. The post Anti-Vaxxers Brought Their War to Minnesota—Then Came Measles appeared first on WIRED.
As physicists extend the 19th-century laws of thermodynamics to the quantum realm, they're rewriting the relationships among energy, entropy and information. The post What Happens When You Mix Thermodynamics and the Quantum World? A Revolution appeared first on WIRED.
Nike hopes to run a marathon in two hours or less. The action starts at 11:45 pm Eastern, and you can watch the livestream here. The post Miss the Nike Two-Hour Marathon? You Can Still Watch It Here appeared first on WIRED.
A video making the rounds online shows a strong dog giving an old lady a hard pull. Let's use video analysis to see if it's real. The post This Hilarious Video’s Fake. I Can Tell From the Physics appeared first on WIRED.
What would happen if we had a new kimberlite eruption? The post The Crazy Eruptions That Spit Up Diamonds appeared first on WIRED.
Hiding a gene-editing snipper inside a peaceful virus could treat everything from HIV to cancer. The post How Crispr Could Snip Away Some of Humanity's Worst Diseases appeared first on WIRED.
When does "preexisting" turn to "existing?" More sophisticated and readily available genetic tests make that area greyer and greyer. The post The House Health Plan Makes Your Genes a Preexisting Condition appeared first on WIRED.
As climate change continues tightening the state's water supply, farmers will have to become more calculating. The post Silicon Valley’s Mission to Save California Ag From Dying of Thirst appeared first on WIRED.
Companies are deploying tons of tiny satellites to collect terabytes of data. But they have to bring all that data down somehow—and they can't do it alone. The post How to Bring Satellite Data Back Down to Earth appeared first on WI...
Darth Vader uses the Force to move a rebel soldier. What kind of physics power output does this motion require? The post In Which We Literally Calculate the Power of the Force appeared first on WIRED.
Conscious thought is holding back the cyborg revolution. Which is why the next generation of prosthetics will use computer vision and neural nets instead. The post Want a True Bionic Limb? Good Luck Without Machine Learning appeared first on WIRED.
To fully appreciate what it will take to complete a two-hour marathon, you really have to try running one yourself. The post Why You'll Never Run a Sub 2 Hour Marathon—But the Pros Might appeared first on WIRED.