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Filed Under:Academics / General Science
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Posts / Week:12.7
Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Forget Weather Apps: Measure the Wind Yourself With an Old Electric Motor

You can build an anemometer with an electric motor and a fan blade. Here's how. The post Forget Weather Apps: Measure the Wind Yourself With an Old Electric Motor appeared first on WIRED.

Emails Reveal Close Ties Between EPA Boss Scott Pruitt and Fossil Fuel Interests

Documents suggest former Oklahoma AG followed lobby group's guidance on challenging environmental regulations. The post Emails Reveal Close Ties Between EPA Boss Scott Pruitt and Fossil Fuel Interests appeared first on WIRED.

7 Earth-Like Worlds Orbit a Star So Cool, You Didn’t Know It Existed

But scientists have no idea what they look like. The post 7 Earth-Like Worlds Orbit a Star So Cool, You Didn’t Know It Existed appeared first on WIRED.

The Long-Shot Bid to Put Crispr in the Hands of the People

Legal experts are filing a petition. They want the federal government to step in and bring Crispr back to the people. The post The Long-Shot Bid to Put Crispr in the Hands of the People appeared first on WIRED.

If AI Can Fix Peer Review in Science, AI Can Do Anything

Reading a scientific paper is not the same as understanding Shakespeare. The post If AI Can Fix Peer Review in Science, AI Can Do Anything appeared first on WIRED.

Flying at Light Speed Is Pretty Much Impossible—Unless You’re Han Solo

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Han needs crazy fast reaction time to get inside the Starkiller shields without crashing into the planet. The post Flying at Light Speed Is Pretty Much Impossible—Unless You're Han Solo appeared first on WIRED.

Old-Guard Archivists Keep Federal Data Safer Than You Think

Long before Trump, open government and open data evangelists had been preserving all kinds of data collected and stored by the government. The post Old-Guard Archivists Keep Federal Data Safer Than You Think appeared first on WIRED.

Drones Are Turning Civilians Into an Air Force of Citizen Scientists

Citizen drone scientists need some basic training on study design. The post Drones Are Turning Civilians Into an Air Force of Citizen Scientists appeared first on WIRED.

Why Is Oroville a Big Deal? Look at All the Places That Need Its Water

Keeping California properly hydrated requires some of the most complicated plumbing in the world. The post Why Is Oroville a Big Deal? Look at All the Places That Need Its Water appeared first on WIRED.

88 New Satellites Will Watch Earth, All the Time, All the Places

With the acquisition of Google's satellite company and 88 new satellites, Planet is poised to become the world's most powerful space surveillance company. The post 88 New Satellites Will Watch Earth, All the Time, All the Places appeared first on WIRED.

How Life (and Death) Spring From Disorder

As simple systems show signs of life, scientists are arguing about whether this apparent complexity is all a consequence of thermodynamics. The post How Life (and Death) Spring From Disorder appeared first on WIRED.

These Boots Keep Astronauts From Tripping Over Their Own Feet

Because those space suits are even clumsier than you'd imagine. The post These Boots Keep Astronauts From Tripping Over Their Own Feet appeared first on WIRED.

Let’s Use Physics to Model the Gaps in Saturn’s Rings

When a planet has a ring system, you will often see gaps in the rings. Can these ring gaps be modeled numerically? The post Let's Use Physics to Model the Gaps in Saturn's Rings appeared first on WIRED.

The Secret to Running a Faster Marathon? Slow Down

The counterintuitive secret to your best marathon yet... The post The Secret to Running a Faster Marathon? Slow Down appeared first on WIRED.

The US Needs Real Data to Confront Bias in Police Shootings

Researchers learned police were twice as likely to fatally shoot unarmed black civilians. Those findings are terrible—and too hard to come by. The post The US Needs Real Data to Confront Bias in Police Shootings appeared first on WI...

EPA Scientists Worry Their New Boss Doesn’t Want Science

As Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt fought environmental regulations. Now EPA scientists wonder how he can run their agency. The post EPA Scientists Worry Their New Boss Doesn't Want Science appeared first on WIRED.

The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers

The ancient Greeks argued that the best life was filled with beauty, truth, justice, play, and love. The mathematician Francis Su knows just where to find them. The post The Mathematician Who Will Make You Fall in Love With Numbers appeared first on WIRED.

Inside the Race to Invent a Fish-Free Fish Food

Fish farms are supposed to be a sustainable replacement for ocean fishing—but most of them rely on fish-based feed. Enter science. The post Inside the Race to Invent a Fish-Free Fish Food appeared first on WIRED.

Finally, the Robot Bat We Deserve and the Robot Bat We Need

A robot that mimics a bat can be far more agile and maneuverable than a drone. The post Finally, the Robot Bat We Deserve and the Robot Bat We Need appeared first on WIRED.

Accelerometers Could Finally Fix the NFL’s Concussion Crisis

The league has still failed to face its concussion epidemic head-on. The post Accelerometers Could Finally Fix the NFL's Concussion Crisis appeared first on WIRED.

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