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When it comes to high-risk, infectious diseases, early detection can make all the difference in getting ill patients some much-needed treatment. In some cases, it may even help stem an outbreak. This becomes incredibly critical in the developing world, where there are fewer resources to go around. Show More Summary
The robot, I’m told, is on its way. Any minute now you’ll see it. We can track them, you know. There’s quite a few of them, so it’s only a matter of time. Any minute now. Ah, and here it is. Far down the hospital hall, double doors part to reveal the automaton. There’s no […] The post This Incredible Hospital Robot Is Saving Lives. Also, I Hate It appeared first on WIRED.
Is it possible to diagnose somebody on the autism spectrum disorder based solely on their movements? The post What’s Up With That: Can Doctors Diagnose Autism With Video Footage? appeared first on WIRED.
NOAA has brought in its hurricane hunting flight crews all the way from Florida to help California get a better understanding of the tropical weather conduits that are state's most abundant source of water. The post How NOAA’s Hurricane Hunters Are Helping California Battle the Drought appeared first on WIRED.
You know what seeing is like—or hearing, or feeling. But for people who are learning (or relearning) those senses anew, they don’t work in quite the same way. Prostheses, bionic implants, and drugs are creating new neural signals and novel experiences of the world. Show More Summary
Dogs have excellent schnozzes. This we know, thanks to the proliferation of K-9 drug sniffers and bomb-detecting squads. But these masters of olfaction aren’t just good for smelling out baddies—they’re also helping ecologists protect endangered species by sniffing out their scat. The post Meet the Poop-Sniffing Dogs That Are Saving Endangered Wildlife appeared first on WIRED.
Between muddy trails and shorter seasons, global warming puts a chill on ski resorts. Typically the solution is one beloved by cold-themed supervillains everywhere: snow guns! Such blowers used to be expensive to run, but new versions, like Snow Logic’s DV4, expectorate winter wonderlands more efficiently. Show More Summary
A few years ago Christopher Mason, a geneticist at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, dropped his eight-month-old daughter off at daycare and watched as she put a plastic toy giraffe in her mouth. Then he watched that giraffe go into another kid’s mouth. Show More Summary
Listen, I don’t want to live forever. First of all, it’d take a really long time to work enough to save up for that long of a retirement. And I dunno, I’m a writer. I live by deadlines. And there ain’t no bigger deadline than your own inevitable death. Show More Summary
When used in your phone, this compound helps improve the strength of your screen; in hot cocoa, it traps moisture in its molecular pores, ensuring the only lumps in the mix are the marshmallows. The post Hot Cocoa Mix Has the Same Stuff Your iPhone’s Screen Is Made Of appeared first on WIRED.
Hubble took a picture of three moons passing in front of Jupiter. Yeah, it's pretty cool. The post Infoporn: A Rare View of Three Moons Eclipsing Jupiter appeared first on WIRED.
This weekend, an atmospheric river is set to hit California. Here's how scientists modeled where it will land. The post Infoporn: Forecasting a River of Atmospheric Water appeared first on WIRED.
People never talk about electricity, but we’re always in the process of doing something about it—clean coal this, fracking that, solar panels the other thing. And in 2015 the hot new thing for heating (and cooling and cooking and iPhone charging) will be wind. The post The Hottest New Thing in Energy This Year? Wind Power appeared first on WIRED.
Earlier this week the White House made public its budget requests for 2016. It’s a little bit of Washington kabuki—Congress always adjusts the budget one way or the other. But buried inside the $18.5 billion budget request for NASA was...Show More Summary
British parliament decided that it's righty-ho to put the nucleus from one woman's egg into the cytoplasm of another woman's egg. This could lead to the first genetic treatments for a medical condition. The post How It’s Possible for a Baby to Have Three Parents appeared first on WIRED.
In late 2012, the North Korean regime made a rather bizarre announcement, even by the standards of the North Korean regime. According to The Guardian, the country’s archaeologists had discovered “the lair of one of the unicorns ridden by the ancient Korean King Tongmyong,” just 600 feet from a temple in the capital city. Show More Summary
Critics give three main reasons; safety; creating babies with three parents; and the danger of opening the door to more genetic engineering. None of these objections provides a convincing reason against trying to treat what are often lethal diseases. The post Is It Ethical to Create Babies From Three DNA Sources? Absolutely appeared first on WIRED.
From the tension between big ag and big oil to the irony of a low precipitation in Oregon, here are five stories to watch while you're waiting for rain. The post Lack of Rain is Only One of the Stories Behind the West’s Inevitable 2015 Drought appeared first on WIRED.
What are we to make of the strange gravitational pull that empty boxes have on cats? The post What’s Up With That: Why Do Cats Love Boxes So Much? appeared first on WIRED.
So you fired up your GIS software and made an eye-popping, Christmas-colored map of holiday sales figures. Good job, genius, you’ve created a cartographic calamity: nearly unreadable by the color-blind and merely unintuitive to everyone else. Show More Summary