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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

In Which We Literally Calculate the Power of the Force

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.

Want a True Bionic Limb? Good Luck Without Machine Learning

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.

Why You’ll Never Run a Sub 2 Hour Marathon—But the Pros Might

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.

The Fascinating Evolution of the World’s Most Charming Skunk

The two-pound terror has evolved into three genetically distinct groups, called clades, in an intriguing way. The post The Fascinating Evolution of the World's Most Charming Skunk appeared first on WIRED.

A Rare Journey Into the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, a Super-Bunker That Can Survive Anything

With escalating fears about North Korean nuclear capabilities, Cheyenne Mountain's ability to predict and survive a nuclear attack resonates more than ever. The post A Rare Journey Into the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, a Super-Bunker That Can Survive Anything appeared first on WIRED.

Congress Saved the Science Budget—And That’s the Problem

What the government pays for is what the government thinks is important. And the US government is getting that wrong. The post Congress Saved the Science Budget—And That's the Problem appeared first on WIRED.

Who Wants Disease-Resistant GM Tomatoes? Probably Not Europe

The regulatory scene in Europe can't seem to look straight at rules for new kinds of genome editing The post Who Wants Disease-Resistant GM Tomatoes? Probably Not Europe appeared first on WIRED.

How a Missing Penny Explains the Conservation of Energy

Energy is the answer to so many questions. But what is energy? That is the question. The post How a Missing Penny Explains the Conservation of Energy appeared first on WIRED.

Astrobee: The Adorable Little Robot That’ll Soon Jet Around the ISS

Astrobee will float around assisting astronauts in a range of tasks. It's a fascinating glimpse at NASA's robotic future in space. The post Astrobee: The Adorable Little Robot That'll Soon Jet Around the ISS appeared first on WIRED.

Hackers Aren’t the Only Ones Defending Your Right to Federal Data

On Thursday, two senators introduced a bill that would make it much, much harder for any administration to disappear public data. The post Hackers Aren't the Only Ones Defending Your Right to Federal Data appeared first on WIRED.

India’s Silicon Valley Is Dying of Thirst. Your City May Be Next

Bangalore was once the icon of a globalized, high tech, utopian future. Now it's the thirsty sign of a global catastrophe The post India’s Silicon Valley Is Dying of Thirst. Your City May Be Next appeared first on WIRED.

SpaceX Launches a Super-Secret Payload for the Feds

Cough cough spy satellite cough cough. The post SpaceX Launches a Super-Secret Payload for the Feds appeared first on WIRED.

This Drone Once Fought Wars. Now It’s Fighting Climate Change

This drone served in Iraq and Afghanistan—and it's going to take atmospheric data in the Alaska next year. The post This Drone Once Fought Wars. Now It's Fighting Climate Change appeared first on WIRED.

A Cosmic-Ray Hunter Closes in on Super-Energetic Particles

Angela Olinto's new balloon experiment takes her one step closer to the unknown source of the most energetic particles in the universe. The post A Cosmic-Ray Hunter Closes in on Super-Energetic Particles appeared first on WIRED.

What if You Could Grow a Baby in a Bottle?

An artificial womb to help premies makes you wonder where the technology could go next. The post What if You Could Grow a Baby in a Bottle? appeared first on WIRED.

Watch SpaceX Launch a Super-Secret Payload for the Feds

Cough cough spy satellite cough cough. The post Watch SpaceX Launch a Super-Secret Payload for the Feds appeared first on WIRED.

Game of Floods Is Like Settlers of Catan, Only It’s About Surviving Climate Change

Marin County's "Game of Floods" teaches citizens how to make tough decisions for the future. The post Game of Floods Is Like Settlers of Catan, Only It’s About Surviving Climate Change appeared first on WIRED.

When Is It Worth Worrying About Dementia?

Alzheimer's is the result of a combination of risks you can and cannot control. Here's how to ground yourself before the next wave of Alzheimer's hysteria. The post When Is It Worth Worrying About Dementia? appeared first on WIRED.

How NASA Visualizes Stunning Worlds Without Really Seeing Them

Making space seem real and beautiful isn't just marketing. It's good for science, too. The post How NASA Visualizes Stunning Worlds Without Really Seeing Them appeared first on WIRED.

Who’ll Be the First to Meld With the Machines? Diabetics

Five years ago, the feds would never let a computer deliver a drug that could kill you. Then they approved the artificial pancreas. The post Who'll Be the First to Meld With the Machines? Diabetics appeared first on WIRED.

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