Updated: 5 min 54 sec ago
Take a look inside the first commercial-scale solar energy plant to use nothing more than the sun, molten salt, and a whole lot of mirrors to send power to the people. If the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy facility works as promised, it could be a model for the future of renewable energy.
Drop off your car at the airport and get free parking -- plus a car wash. All you have to do is let someone else drive your car around while you're gone. The idea sounded so sensible, there had to be a catch. And so there was.
Some teens are visiting Facebook less frequently. COO Sheryl Sandberg says this isn't a big problem -- but it's clearly one Facebook can't stop talking about.
Despite its thoroughly modern origins, it looks like a fragment of a fresco recovered from the ruins of Pompeii.
People vary in their ability to read maps, and geographer Amy Lobben is on a mission to figure out why. A better understanding of the human side of the human-map interaction, Lobben says, could help cartographers design personalized maps that even the most map-challenged among us can grasp more intuitively.
WIRED sits down with Twitter's SVP of Engineering to talk about how the service will continue to grow, what keeps him up at night, and to find out whatever happened to the Fail Whale.
Meritocracy and entrepreneurialism reinforce a closed system of privilege. It also reveals the threadbare nature of digital exceptionalism, which incorporates social consciousness and intellectual discussion and positions tech as a solution to an array of difficult problems.
There are myriad Linux distros, from Red Hat and CentOS and Ubuntu to Google Android. Most are typically used on computer servers that run things like websites and other big online applications. But Elementary OS is different: It's intended for desktop PCs, which are still very much the domain of Apple and Microsoft.
Colette Fu documents the minority tribes in China's Yunnan region and turns her photographs into intricate 3-D books.
"There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil," says Bill Gates. Here's why...
Like the internet, bitcoin has its limitations. But it's something that anyone can not only use but modify. What that means is that many problems with the currency can be solved. It's just that the world at large must solve them. And there's value in that very phenomenon. People trust things they have control over.
Bitcoin is a digital currency, meaning it's money controlled and stored entirely by computers spread across the internet, and this money is finding its way to more and more people and businesses around the world. But it's much more than that, and many people -- including the sharpest of internet pioneers as well as seasoned economists -- are still struggling to come to terms with its many identities. With that in mind, we give you this: an idiot's guide to bitcoin.
Want to know what's coming in the two The Hunger Games: Mockingjay movies? WIRED talked to Francis Lawrence, who directed Catching Fire and is handling the Mockingjay films, to get some insight.
The world of cloud computing is a complicated place. But Lucas Carlson boils it down to simple analogy: Amazon is the Apple of cloud computing. What we need now, Carlson says, is an Android of cloud computing, something that can challenge Amazon in much the same way Google's open source mobile operating system challenged Apple.
Three nanosatellites, known as Cubesats, are deployed from a Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (SSOD) attached to the Kibo laboratory's robotic arm at 7:10 a.m. (EST) on Nov. 19, 2013. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, Expedition 38 flight engineer, monitored the satellite deployment while operating the Japanese robotic arm from inside Kibo. The Cubesats were delivered to the International Space Station Aug. 9, aboard Japan's fourth H-II Transfer Vehicle, Kounotori-4.
We've met many monsters during Doctor Who's 50 years of adventures. Here are 10 of the best, along with a chat with a man tasked with bringing them to life.
Photography on the internet got weird this week with Nick Cage infiltrating all our Instagram selfies. But that was just the beginning. Read on for everything you need to know to sound smart in the photo nerd crowd.
If you've seen the recent viral video that involves three little girls turning their stereotypically girly toys into an awesome Rube Goldberg machine ? while a version of the Beastie Boys song "Girls" plays in the background ? then you probably know about the company behind it: Goldiblox, a company who manufactures toys to help teach young girls about engineering principles and inspire the female makers of tomorrow.