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Archived Since:April 5, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Physics of Jumping Off an 8-Story Building and Not Dying

This video shows a guy jumping off a tall building and into water. He just misses a dock, but it's a great example of projectile motion. The post The Physics of Jumping Off an 8-Story Building and Not Dying appeared first on WIRED.

The Cure for Cancer Is Data—Mountains of Data

We must access genetic info from millions of cancer patients to make the connections necessary to battle the disease. It won't be easy, but we can do it. The post The Cure for Cancer Is Data—Mountains of Data appeared first on WIRED...

Watch Live as the ESA’s Probe Lands on the Red Planet

After landing, the Schiaparelli probe will gather wind speed, humidity, temperature and other atmospheric data from the Red Planet. The post Watch Live as the ESA's Probe Lands on the Red Planet appeared first on WIRED.

Inside Nat Geo’s Incredible Documentary Mission to Mars

The new series, Mars, mixes documentary and speculation to tell the parallel stories of fictional future explorers and the pioneers of today. The post Inside Nat Geo's Incredible Documentary Mission to Mars appeared first on WIRED.

Get to Know the Capybara, the World’s Biggest, Chillest Rodent

What do you get when you mix a hippo and a rabbit? A magical, totally chill creature called the capybara, which happens to be the world's largest rodent. The post Get to Know the Capybara, the World's Biggest, Chillest Rodent appeared first on WIRED.

If Billionaires Fund Your Research, Don’t Take Public Money

Opinion: Recent high-profile donations and initiatives highlight the private control of publicly funded biomedical research. The post If Billionaires Fund Your Research, Don't Take Public Money appeared first on WIRED.

The Legendary Biologists Who Clocked Evolution’s Astonishing Speed

The biologists Rosemary and Peter Grant have spent four decades on a tiny island in the Galápagos. Their discoveries reveal how new animal species can emerge in just a few generations. The post The Legendary Biologists Who Clocked Evolution’s Astonishing Speed appeared first on WIRED.

MacGyver’s Body-Bag Freefall Might Actually Work. Physics Says So

In this scene from MacGyver, he needs to escape from a building by jumping out of a window. Could this really work? Here's the physics. The post MacGyver's Body-Bag Freefall Might Actually Work. Physics Says So appeared first on WIR...

Facing Climate Change, Tanzania Can’t Afford to Fear GM Crops

Tanzania, like much of Africa, is facing food shortages due to climate change-fueled drought. GM crops could help the country survive. The post Facing Climate Change, Tanzania Can’t Afford to Fear GM Crops appeared first on WIRED.

Elon Musk Is Treating Mars Like It’s a Moore’s Law Problem. It’s Not

Elon Musk gave us PayPal, Solar City, and Tesla Motors. The odds are against him giving us Mars. The post Elon Musk Is Treating Mars Like It's a Moore's Law Problem. It's Not appeared first on WIRED.

Are Aliens Trying to Contact You? Use This Handy Scale

Astronomers developed the Rio scale to figure out whether astronomical signals originated from alien civilizations. The post Are Aliens Trying to Contact You? Use This Handy Scale appeared first on WIRED.

Engineering a Better Body and the End of Disease

At the White House Frontiers Conference, Dean Kamen says optimistic scientists will always defeat cynical politicians. The post Engineering a Better Body and the End of Disease appeared first on WIRED.

North Carolina’s Wild Steeds Bucked the Hurricane (Probably)

Wild, wild horses can't be dragged away. The post North Carolina’s Wild Steeds Bucked the Hurricane (Probably) appeared first on WIRED.

Barack Obama Talks AI, Robo-Cars, and the Future of the World

The president in conversation with MIT's Joi Ito and WIRED editor-in-chief Scott Dadich. The post Barack Obama Talks AI, Robo-Cars, and the Future of the World appeared first on WIRED.

Don’t Get Shaken Up Over California’s Newly Discovered Fault

California is earthquake country, and the San Andreas isn't the only fault in the game. The post Don’t Get Shaken Up Over California’s Newly Discovered Fault appeared first on WIRED.

Trans Women Can Fill Their Estrogen Prescriptions—For Now

Federal rules make it incredibly difficult for trans women to have reliable supplies of injectable estrogen. The post Trans Women Can Fill Their Estrogen Prescriptions—For Now appeared first on WIRED.

The Leafy Seadragon Is the Most Stunning Fish in the Sea. Argument Over

The leafy seadragon is far more un-imaginary than regular dragons, and far more beautiful. The post The Leafy Seadragon Is the Most Stunning Fish in the Sea. Argument Over appeared first on WIRED.

The Physics of Nutballs Somersaulting in an Indoor Skydiving Tube

Indoor skydiving looks magical—but it's just physics. Here's how it works. The post The Physics of Nutballs Somersaulting in an Indoor Skydiving Tube appeared first on WIRED.

Farmers Are Manipulating Microbiomes to Help Crops Grow

This fall, farmers are harvesting 50,000 acres of the cotton planted with a microbial spray designed to improve yields in low-water conditions. The post Farmers Are Manipulating Microbiomes to Help Crops Grow appeared first on WIRED...

Can Spicy Foods Really Cool You Down?

The science behind soup in the summer. The post Can Spicy Foods Really Cool You Down? appeared first on WIRED.

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