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The Brilliant Machine That Could Finally Fix Airport Security

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 10:31am
A system that could soon make security checks at airports and other venues not just bearable, but pleasant, just passed a big test in Brazil.






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There’s a Trick Behind These Gorgeous Photos of Alien Worlds

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 10:31am
A while back, Luke Evans was baking some bread when a mound of flour fell onto his table.






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Why This Sci-Fi Author Doesn’t Want to Write Like George R. R. Martin

Sat, 12/07/2014 - 10:47am
In the latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, Ty Franck talks about his work with Daniel Abraham on the Expanse series and what he learned from his time as George R. R. Martin's personal assistant.






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Gadget Lab Podcast: We’ve Got Android Watches Coming Out of Our Ears

Sat, 12/07/2014 - 3:02am
On this week's show, Mat and Mike talk about the new Android Wear watches, discussing what they do, and how much of a difference they're poised to make in our lives. Also, Satya Nadella's long-ass memo, and Mike's new cheap-ass television.






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World Cup Piracy Crackdown Hits Sites That Weren’t Even Streaming

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:52pm
An Indian company is trying take down about 500 web pages in the name of the World Cup, set to reach its climax on Sunday in Brazil. The idea is to cut off pirate sites that offer illegal streaming of World Cup events by having Google remove them from its search engine, but this sweeping […]






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Virus in Found Tubes of Smallpox Is Viable

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:37pm
Here’s an update on the vials found on the National Institutes of Health campus last week that were labeled smallpox, and transported earlier this week to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The CDC and NIH have both confirmed that the virus in two of the tubes is viable. That is, if the vials […]






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What the Forthcoming White House Report on Antibiotic Resistance Will Ask For

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 5:28pm
Among the groups that work on awareness of antibiotics resistance — which include major medical and public health organizations as well as nonprofits trying to direct attention to antibiotic misuse in medicine and agriculture — there has been a lot of anticipation of a forthcoming report by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and […]






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Volcano World Cup: The Final!

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 4:25pm
It's been a long, hard road for all the amazing volcanos around the world. But only two countries could make it to the final round. This year, the Volcano World Cup champion is going to be either Chile or the USA. Vote now!






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Why Are Songs on the Radio About the Same Length?

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 4:10pm
Besides Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, most artists produce songs of around the same length: about three minutes. The reason for this is historical and yet, with better technology, the average length of a song has changed over time.






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Incentivizing Peer Review: The Last Obstacle for Open Access Science

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 4:10pm
For open science to work, scientists need better incentives to review each other's work.






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This Week’s Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 4:10pm
Haptic feedback coming to future Apple devices and more potential iWatch delays.
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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Feisty Shrimp That Kills With Bullets Made of Bubbles

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:44am
The greatest, smoothest gunslinger of all time—and I say it knowing full well I’m going to get emails for this opinion—is Clint Eastwood’s Man With No Name, aka Blondie, of Sergio Leone’s classic spaghetti westerns. I mean, at a public hanging the guy sat back and sniped the rope to free the accused, then blasted […]






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An Ingenious New Material for High-End Design: Human Hair

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:44am
Hair is one natural resource that is actually increasing globally," says the creator.






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Auto Racing Was Wildly Dangerous in the ’30s—And a Lot More Fun

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:44am
The race car drivers of the 1920s and 1930s were total badasses.






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The AI Startup Google Should Probably Snatch Up Fast

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:44am
First, Google acquired a startup called DNNresearch, snapping up some of the world’s foremost experts in a burgeoning field of artificial intelligence known as deep learning. Then it shelled out $400 million for a secretive deep learning startup called DeepMind. Much like Facebook, Microsoft, and others, Google sees deep learning as the future of AI […]






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A Videogame About Not Eating Your Ship’s Crew Unless You Need To

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:43am
It's dim everywhere I look, faint corrosion-green city beacons stippling the blackness here and there, viewed from above like the glowing indicators on some eerily silent and byzantine industrial machine.






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Planet of the Apes Is the Summer Movie You’ve Been Waiting For

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:43am
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is one of the smarter sci-fi action movies in recent memory—and one of the best movies of the summer.






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Dumb People Sent a Worthless Stock Soaring. Dumb Machines May Do It Next

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:43am
The stock market draws human stupidity the way a black hole sucks in starlight. The dotcom bubble of the late 20th century remains the iconic example; this week, we got a small reminder of what those dumb days were like thanks to Cynk Technology. Cynk is an apparently non-existent social media company whose penny-stock shares […]






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Waiting for Dark: Inside Two Anarchists’ Quest for Untraceable Money

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:43am
The inside story of two anarchists' quest to create ungovernable weapons, untouchable black markets, and untraceable money.






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We Pick Emmy Winners in a Special Edition of the Week’s Best TV

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:43am
In honor of this week's Emmy nominations, this week's roundup of best TV clips honors the people and shows WIRED thinks should win.






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