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The Secret Life of the Aluminum Can, a Feat of Engineering

The seemingly unremarkable aluminum can is actually a marvel of modern manufacturing. It is, in fact, a glorious thing. The post The Secret Life of the Aluminum Can, a Feat of Engineering appeared first on WIRED.

What Your Bones Have In Common With The Eiffel Tower

Everyone loves the Eiffel Tower. Its classic, iconic shape is an instantly recognizable symbol of Paris. So you might be surprised to learn that while the tower was being built, art critics were not quite as glowing in their praise. Here are some of the more colorful phrases they used to describe it. Show More Summary

Hunters Find a Frozen 10,000-Year-Old Baby Woolly Rhino

A baby wooly rhino was found in the Siberian ice by two Russian hunters. The post Hunters Find a Frozen 10,000-Year-Old Baby Woolly Rhino appeared first on WIRED....

Photographing Snowflakes in Freefall

A camera has been developed to show photographs of snowflakes in freefall. The post Photographing Snowflakes in Freefall appeared first on WIRED....

The Weird Quantum Behavior of Light, Captured in a Lab

Light can be a particle and a wave, and now researchers have taken a picture of light acting like both things at once. The post The Weird Quantum Behavior of Light, Captured in a Lab appeared first on WIRED....

A Robot That Collapses Under Pressure (In a Good Way)

In the future, planetary exploration robots will be tied together with twine. The post A Robot That Collapses Under Pressure (In a Good Way) appeared first on WIRED....

Favela Students to Control Mars Mission

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s flashiest city, is fringed with expansive sandy beaches, accentuated by towering mountains, and marked by some of the country’s most opulent neighborhoods. And yet, the sprawling favelas nestled between these...Show More Summary

NASA Probe Finally Arrives at an Icy Alien World

Larry Lebofsky has always been fascinated with Ceres, the biggest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Even the license plate on his 2005 Toyota Matrix reads “1CERES.” In the late 1970s, the planetary scientist madeShow More Summary

Opinion: How the US Embassy Tweeted to Clear Beijing’s Air

When the U.S. Embassy in Beijing started tweeting data from an air-quality monitor, no one could have anticipated its far-reaching consequences. The post Opinion: How the US Embassy Tweeted to Clear Beijing’s Air appeared first on WIRED.

Woman Controls a Fighter Jet Sim Using Only Her Mind

A brain-computer interface lets a quadriplegic woman pilot an F-35 flight simulator with the power of her mind alone. The post Woman Controls a Fighter Jet Sim Using Only Her Mind appeared first on WIRED....

The Scary-Dexterous Robots of the Darpa Challenge

Maybe if we start training robots to save people’s lives now, some of them will collaborate with the post-Skynet human resistance later. The post The Scary-Dexterous Robots of the Darpa Challenge appeared first on WIRED....

The Weird Quantum Behavior of Light, Captured in a Lab

Subatomic particles—photons, let’s say, or electrons—sometimes also act like waves. And waves sometimes act like subatomic particles. It’s weird. It’s also one of the fundamental tenets of quantum physics…and now, for the first time, scientists have taken a picture of that duality at work. Show More Summary

Photographing Snowflakes in Freefall

A camera has been developed to show photographs of snowflakes in freefall. The post Photographing Snowflakes in Freefall appeared first on WIRED.

Ebola’s Not Over For Health Care’s Volunteers

Health care workers who caught Ebola while treating its victims in the US and in Africa continue to struggle with poor health and the stigma of the disease. The post Ebola’s Not Over For Health Care’s Volunteers appeared first on WI...

Hunters Find a Frozen 10,000-Year-Old Baby Woolly Rhino

A baby wooly rhino was found in the Siberian ice by two Russian hunters. The post Hunters Find a Frozen 10,000-Year-Old Baby Woolly Rhino appeared first on WIRED.

Fat? Sick? Blame Your Grandparents’ Bad Habits

My mother and grandmother – image taken a few years before the start of Facebook. Rhett Allain Here is a fun plotting game (suggested by my colleague David Norwood). We all know that in the past there were not as many humans on Earth as there are now. Right now we are around 7 billion […] The post Fat? Sick? Blame Your Grandparents’ Bad Habits appeared first on WIRED.

Human Population and My Ancestors

How far back in time do you have to go such that the number of your ancestors is equal to the human population? The post Human Population and My Ancestors appeared first on WIRED.

The DIY Robots That Ride Camels and Fight for Human Rights

My mother and grandmother – image taken a few years before the start of Facebook. Rhett Allain Here is a fun plotting game (suggested by my colleague David Norwood). We all know that in the past there were not as many humans on Earth as there are now. Show More Summary

Chilean Volcano Spews a Spectacular Lava Fountain

Villarrica unleashed an impressive lava fountain as the recent unrest continues at the Chilean volcano. The post Chilean Volcano Spews a Spectacular Lava Fountain appeared first on WIRED.

Plague, Fleas, and the Rats of New York City

The first survey of New York City Rats in 90 years finds some have fleas that can carry plague. But don't panic. The post Plague, Fleas, and the Rats of New York City appeared first on WIRED.

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