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How Hurricane Michael Got Super Big, Super Fast

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 08:00
The phenomenon known as 'rapid intensification' used to be rare. With climate change, this most deadly type of hurricane is becoming more common.
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Watch Mouse Embryos Develop Under This 4-D Microscope

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 08:00
An unusual new instrument can peer inside a living mammalian embryo and watch its cells grow.
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The Ick of AI That Impersonates Humans

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 07:22
As technology like Google Duplex continues to offload more basic human interaction to robots, it’s worth wondering what else might get lost in the process.
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The Camp in Alabama Bringing Outer Space to the Blind

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 07:00
Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students takes place at the US Space and Rocket Center each fall.
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A Drone-Flinging Cannon Proves UAVs Can Mangle Planes

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 07:00
Researchers armed with a very fun kind of cannon have shown that drones have potential to do serious damage to aircraft.
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Trainergram and the Focused, Personal Power of the Finsta

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 06:00
Instagram may seem like a passive experience, but it's an easy way to learn things at your own pace—like a good workout regimen.
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Jetson Metro Electric Folding Bike Review: Weak Charge

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 05:00
But when it comes to convenient commuter vehicles, more isn't always better.
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How Tech Swagger Triggered the Era of Distrust in Government

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 04:00
Espoused by places like WIRED, early libertarian net culture condemned rigid government systems. Now, those views are mainstream. Heaven help us all.
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So, Self-Driving Cars Could Make Humans Unhealthier Than Ever

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 03:00
A widespread shift to autonomous vehicles could weaken America's already slipping stance in a two-front war against pollution and sedentary behavior, which are tightly linked to cancer and heart disease.
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How the US Halted China’s Cybertheft—Using a Chinese Spy

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 03:00
For years, China has systematically looted American trade secrets. Here's the messy inside story of how DC got Beijing to clean up its act for a while.
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How Jamal Khashoggi's Apple Watch Could Solve His Disappearance

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:52
Data from wearables—like location, activity, and heart rate—provide valuable clues to investigators.
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IBM Joins Fight Over Pentagon Cloud Contract Favoring Amazon

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 15:21
Rivals complain that specs for a potential $10 billion contract favor Amazon.
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Why Hurricane Michael's Storm Surge Is So High

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 14:18
Storm surge depends on wind speed, shoreline shape, and timing. On two out of three, Florida got slammed.
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Pentagon Weapons Systems Are Easy Cyberattack Targets, New Report Finds

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 07:40
A new report says the Department of Defense "likely has an entire generation of systems that were designed and built without adequately considering cybersecurity."
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The Most-Read WIRED.com Stories of the Past Five Years Say So Much

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 07:00
We are a culture obsessed with flash-in-the-pan memes.
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'Podcast: The Ride' and the Joys of Obsession Learning

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 06:00
Deep-dive podcasts make info-immersion audio fun.
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The Quest to Make California’s Weed the Champagne of Cannabis

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 05:00
Growers in California want to do for their legendary marijuana what the champagne appellation has done for French bubbly.
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'Riverdale' Season 3: Just Give In to the Ridiculousness Already

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 05:00
The CW teen soap may be a high drama hormone-fest, but it's got brains. (OK, and biker gangs.)
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Three Commandments for Reasonable Technology Optimism

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 05:00
Technology can be a powerful force for good, but its impacts are unpredictable. On the 25th anniversary of WIRED, technologists should temper their enthusiasm with proper caution.
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Hankook's New Tire Uses Tree Resin to Keep Electric Cars Rolling

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 05:00
The Kinergy AS EV tire uses a substance called "Aqua Pine" to improve performance, and is designed to limit noise and improve efficiency.
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