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The winner's of Nikon's annual Small World microscope photography contest this year include images of transgenic kidneys, a cricket's tongue, spider eyes, and a scarlet pimpernel. The first-place photograph was chosen out of more than 1,200 entries from...
From: Wired | By: Betsy Mason | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A photo tour of the Maranello factory shows Ferrari hasn’t done away with the human touch that makes its cars special. Not yet, anyway. The post A Rare Peek Inside the Famed Factory Where Ferraris Are Born appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Alex Davies | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Fans watching the Austin Grand Prix on Sunday won't see a single American driver, and it's mostly because of geography. The post Why Don’t Any Americans Race in Formula One? appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Jordan Golson | Friday, October 31, 2014
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After 50 years of cutting-edge seafloor exploration, the Alvin submersible—renegade deep-sea explorer for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute—just got a long-deserved makeover. Alvin is the United States’ only deep-diving manned submersible...
From: Wired | By: Jeffrey Marlow | Friday, October 31, 2014
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When it comes to multiplayer shooters, most games “innovate” via level design, fun weapons, and game variants that go beyond your simple deathmatch or objective game modes. Double Action: Boogaloo is not one of those games. The post Double Action:...
From: Wired | By: Bo Moore | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The founder of the file-sharing site Pirate Bay was found guilty today in Denmark on hacking charges unrelated to the web site. Swedish national Gottfrid Svartholm was found guilty of hacking into servers belonging to the U.S. technology firm CSC after...
From: Wired | By: Kim Zetter | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Nintendo's first entry into the "quality of life" business, which it plans to release by early 2016, is a device that tracks a user's level of fatigue by monitoring sleep. The post Nintendo’s New Health Device Listens to You Sleep appeared first on...
From: Wired | By: Chris Kohler | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Brand aficionados (including us) are concerned about what could happen to a publicly traded Ferrari. The post Fiat Is Selling Ferrari. What’s the Worst That Could Happen? appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Jordan Golson | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Microsoft has been working on its own health tracking service, Microsoft Health, and a wearable to go along with it, Microsoft Band. Both are available starting today. The post The Best Thing About Microsoft’s Health Platform Is That It’s Not Microsoft-Only...
From: Wired | By: Christina Bonnington | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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On Wednesday, Poynt unveiled its flagship product: a “smart” payment terminal intended for small and medium-sized merchants. Based on the Android mobile operating system, this gadget includes two screens (a main one facing the merchant, and a second,...
From: Wired | By: Davey Alba | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Pawscout's connected pet ID tag and free app will help you track down your lost pet. The post This App Uses Your Neighbors’ Phones to Find Your Lost Pet appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Christina Bonnington | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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In the 40-plus years since he first donned the hazmat suit and flower pot hat as cofounder of Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh has done a lot more than just whip out pop hits. He's been a Wes Anderson collaborator, commercial jingle writer, Yo Gabba Gabba! character,...
From: Wired | By: Angela Watercutter | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Every year, Nikon selects the most artful, scientifically enlightening and skillfully produced images from thousands of submissions for its Small World microscope photography contest. Tomorrow, another set of impressive winners will be announced for...
From: Wired | By: Betsy Mason | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Tim Cook has taken a major step toward breaking what many call "the glass closet," openly admitting in a new personal essay that he's "proud to be gay." The post Tim Cook Tells the World ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’ appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Issie Lapowsky | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Researchers had tried for 23 years to connect this piece of metal to Amelia Earhart's disappearance. They finally think they've proven it was part of her plane. The post Why It Took 23 Years to Link Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance to This Scrap of Metal...
From: Wired | By: Marcus Woo | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The Searzall is a baffle that fits over the business end of a blowtorch to spread out the heat, turning your BernzOmatic torch into a handheld broiler. The post This Fiery Tool Finishes Your Meat With a Blast of Heat appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Joe Ray | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Classic British motorcycles from the collection of a Texas lawyer are going up for auction. The post We’d Sell a Kidney for One of These Vintage British Motorcycles appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Alexander George | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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We waited nearly two decades for a spiritual successor to Alpha Centauri. It'll be a shame if we have to wait that long again. The post Civilization: Beyond Earth Doesn’t Offer Players Anything New appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Matt Peckham | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Thanks to Avengers: Age of Ultron's teaser trailer and a certain Tuesday morning press conference—sorry, "special event"—you could be forgiven for thinking that this week has proven it's Marvel Studios' world, and we're just living in it. That's...
From: Wired | By: Graeme McMillan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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When Mike Doyle published the anthology volume Beautiful LEGO last year, he wrote that "this book is a small collection of some of the impressive models that I have come across in my time." From all appearances, he's had a busy year since, because he's...
From: Wired | By: Peter Rubin | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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When the Super Friends of the classic 1970s cartoon series gather at the Hall of Justice, Cincinnatians find it eerily familiar---after all, the hideout drew inspiration from the Queen City's Union Terminal. But now the art deco masterpiece is in need...
From: Wired | By: Grace Dobush | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A new way of looking at the mind's activity may give insight into how psychedelic drugs produce their consciousness-altering effects. The post Science Graphic of the Week: How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Brandon Keim | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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You can step through Hawaii’s fascinating and explosive history in this beautiful (nonfiction) comic by Jed McGowan. From the first hint of magma on the ocean floor about 500,000 years ago, through the human settlement of the island and into the future,...
From: Wired | By: Betsy Mason | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Kaleidescape's Cinema One movie server provides seamless access to your entire Blu-ray collection. Unfortunately, one major limitation means it's more of an expensive indulgence, not a must-have device for videophiles. The post Movie House appeared first...
From: Wired | By: Terrence Russell | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Given that links appear to be more clickable when shared on Facebook, online publishers have scrambled to become savvy gamers of Facebook’s News Feed, seeking to divine the secret rules that push some stories higher than others. But all this genuflection...
From: Wired | By: Marcus Wohlsen | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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MCX—the coalition of retailers at the heart of recent decisions to block Apple Pay—says it could eventually embrace that technology that drives Apple’s brand new payments service. But it seems that coalition will continue to freeze out Apple Pay—and...
From: Wired | By: Davey Alba | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Last night, an unmanned Antares rocket carrying more than 5,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station exploded in a huge fireball seconds after liftoff. No one was hurt, but in addition to damage to the launch pad, NASA lost tons of supplies,...
From: Wired | By: Marcus Woo | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Even if you've procrastinated on your Halloween plans, you can still whip up festive, interactive costumes and decor. Here are seven tips and ideas for a WIRED All Hallows Eve. The post Last-Minute Tech Tips for Making Your Halloween Nice and Creepy...
From: Wired | By: Christina Bonnington | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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If you wanted to find a new species of frog, the rainforest seems like a better place to look than the urban jungle. However, scientists have found a new species of frog living in and around New York City. The post New Species of Frog Discovered in New...
From: Wired | By: Nick Stockton | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy two years ago, shocking photos showed the huge extent of the destruction caused by the storm. Only days after the storm struck, before and after satellite images from Google revealed the widespread damage to coastal areas...
From: Wired | By: The Huffington Post | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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OSquery aims to identify attacks on the thousands of machines used across Facebook. On Wednesday, the company open-sourced the tool. The post Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Cade Metz | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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LAGUNA BEACH, California — Coursera is one of the driving forces behind the MOOC, the massive open online course, a way for enormous numbers of people to experience university courses over the internet. But the company may soon delve into something...
From: Wired | By: Cade Metz | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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In just the latest sign that the future of television is online, the Federal Communications Commission has proposed a new rule that would let internet TV providers license television content just like cable and satellite companies do. The post FCC Proposes...
From: Wired | By: Issie Lapowsky | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Seth Newburg has a phone. It’s a new phone, just a prototype. Almost no one here at Google has seen it yet. Not even Sundar (as in Sundar Pichai, Google’s new head of nearly everything). Which is just bonkers, because Sundar sees it all—especially...
From: Wired | By: Mat Honan | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Disney has unleashed LucasArts' classic adventures for DRM-free download, including the brilliant Sam & Max Hit the Road. The post One of the Funniest Adventure Games Ever Is Finally Back on Sale appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Chris Kohler | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Joe Ida was a Tucker dealer for a total of one day in the late 1940s. He bought the dealership in Yonkers, New York, ready to sell the car that would set a new standard for driving in America. But before the tires of the Tucker 48 could even get close...
From: Wired | By: Alexander George | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Seaview divers routinely cover 2 kilometers in a dive and generate 3,000 panoramic images in a day. Only a fraction of the best are uploaded to Google Street View. The post Take a Google Seaview Tour of the World’s Most Stunning Coral Reefs appeared...
From: Wired | By: Zachary Slobig | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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In his career-ending extramarital affair that came to light in 2012, General David Petraeus used a stealthy technique to communicate with his lover Paula Broadwell: the pair left messages for each other in the drafts folder of a shared Gmail account....
From: Wired | By: Andy Greenberg | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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For more than a few sci-fi fans hearing "Fringe" elicits a response of "Man, I still need to watch that." Here's how to binge-watch your way through all five seasons. The post WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Fringe appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Devon Maloney | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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According to Minerva Project, the primary purpose of a university isn’t to prepare students for a career. It’s to prepare them for life. The post This University Teaches You No Skills—Just a New Way to Think appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Issie Lapowsky | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Symmes would eventually earn an enormous audience for his theory in the US, touring tirelessly in the 1820s. He was largely ridiculed, sure, but miraculously managed to get a congressman to petition his colleagues in Washington for the funding to reach...
From: Wired | By: Matt Simon | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Continuity should make your Apple ecosystem more complete and convenient, but incessant ringing from every device can be annoying. Here's how to restore the quiet (and your sanity). The post How to Turn Off Your Mac’s Annoying Call-Forwarding Feature...
From: Wired | By: Christina Bonnington | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Our gallery of "winners" of the saddest-cubicle contest still holds the record for WIRED's most popular post ever. We're resurrecting the long-forgotten saddest-cubicle gallery, and issuing a new call for submissions. The post The Saddest Office Cubicles...
From: Wired | By: Betsy Mason | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The Martini boat has an active suspension to make going over waves feel like, well, nothing. The post This Self-Stabilizing Boat’s Deck Is Always Flat, Even in Rough Waters appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Alex Davies | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Flipboard may have been the original iPad magazine, but now it's making its app smarter for its growing smartphone audience. The post Flipboard Finally Ditches Its iPad Roots With a Smarter Phone App appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Christina Bonnington | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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[HTML1] An unmanned Antares rocket carrying cargo to the International Space Station exploded just seconds after taking off this evening. The rocket, which launched from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia at 6:22 pm ET, was...
From: Wired | By: Alex Davies | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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XYZ Printing released a new Printer + Scanner combo today; here's a look at how it compares to the other models in its ranks. The post These Affordable 3-D Printers Are Impressive—And Plagued by Weak Software appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Liana Bandziulis | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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From sequels to standalones, there's a lot to chew over. The post Check Out Marvel’s Next 9 Movies, Including Black Panther and More Avengers appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Jordan Crucchiola | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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YouTube is by far the leading destination for internet video, delivering more than 6 billion hours’ worth of content every month to eyeballs worldwide. And for viewers, those hours don’t cost a penny. But now YouTube is looking at a new way to make...
From: Wired | By: Davey Alba | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Google is attempting to develop a pill that would send microscopic particles into the bloodstream in an effort to identify cancers, imminent heart attacks, and other diseases. The post Google Developing a Pill That Would Detect Cancer and Other Diseases...
From: Wired | By: Cade Metz | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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