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Lessons for the 1939 World's Fair for the Coming Transportation Utopia

Wired - Sun, 12/31/2017 - 05:00
What the famed Futurama tells us about how to get where we're going next.
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The Future of Weed Science Is a Van in Colorado

Wired - Sun, 12/31/2017 - 04:00
"The idea is: If we can’t bring real-world cannabis into the lab, let’s bring the lab to the people.”
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The Worst Hacks of 2017, from Equifax to Crash Override

Wired - Sun, 12/31/2017 - 04:00
From Equifax to Crash Override, it was a banner year for cybersecurity fails.
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The Most-Read WIRED Science Stories of 2017

Wired - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 07:00
Deep dives into brain science, pain science, bad science, and biased science.
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Don't Give Up on 'The Orville' Too Quickly

Wired - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 06:00
The Fox comedy, which stars Seth MacFarlane as the captain of a 'Star Trek'-style starship, starts off slowly, but gets much better over time.
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8 Awesome Things to Try on Your PS4 Right Now

Wired - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 06:00
Whether you have a PS4 Pro or Slim, these tips and hidden features may surprise you!
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Best Pizza-Making Tools: Pizza Scissors, Gloves, Stove-Top Pizza Oven

Wired - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 05:00
Make perfect pizza from scratch in your home with these essentials.
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Trolls, Bots, and Fake News Made 2017 a Terrible Year for Internet Freedom

Wired - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 04:00
Trolls, bots, and fake news posed a serious threat to internet freedom this year—and there's no easy answer in sight.
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Health Care Is Hemorrhaging Data. AI Is Here to Help

Wired - Sat, 12/30/2017 - 04:00
AI could save medicine up to $100 billion a year, if we can only figure out how to apply it.
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Apple applies for patent to wirelessly charge your iPhone

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 20:03
Apple's new patent was published on December 28. The document describes a system that could supply power to multiple devices, using both wired and wireless connections.
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Scientists find clue to regeneration in Iberian salamander

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 19:45
Among the early findings in the salamander's genome is a family of genes that can provide clues to the unique ability of salamanders to rebuild complex tissue, according to Swedish researchers.
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Are polar bears being killed by climate change?

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 17:26
The video is unquestionably harrowing to watch — an emaciated polar bear stumbling through a terrain devoid of snow and ice - but is it proof that climate change is killing the bear?
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Where the 'Ring of Fire' could ignite in 2018

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 15:36
Most observed volcanic activity takes place along the Pacific Ring of Fire, experts say. While some may calm down without eruption, others may enter a phase of eruption in months to come.
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Are your apps listening in to what you watch on TV?

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 15:09
The system, made by a startup called Alphonso, can use a phone's microphone to analyse background audio.
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How light pollution really affects your view of the sky

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 14:37
A short film from filmmaker Sriram Murali pans across several ‘levels’ of light pollution, from San Francisco (level 8) to Goblin Valley State Park, Utah (level 1), revealing the dramatic differences.
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Black Mirror launches with robo-dogs that hunt people

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:59
In the episode ‘Metalhead,’ Black Mirror explores what could happen if machines turned on us, revealing a terrifying quest for survival in a world where robo-dogs can outrun and outsmart humans.
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NASA captures newly created iceberg cracking into pieces

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:54
The new iceberg calved from Pine Island Glacier in September but weeks later shattered into more than 20 fragments, after an area of warm water kept the ice free between the iceberg and the glacier front.
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Kodi comes to the Xbox One

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 11:18
The software itself is entirely legal, but can by downloading apps can stream illicit content, with sellers often labelling them as 'Fully Loaded', 'Jailbroken' or 'Plug and Play'.
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Texas files first lawsuit over Apple's iPhone slowdown

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:02
Today Texas has joined the ever growing list of places Apple is facing legal action over its slowdown of older iPhonee, with three owners claiming Apple misled customers.
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Unicode Consortium sets the global standard fir emojis

Daily Mail UK - Fri, 12/29/2017 - 09:51
The Unicode Consortium is tasked with setting the global standard for the icons. It's a heady responsibility and it can take years from inspiration to a new symbol being added to our phones.
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