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Smart City Tech Would Make Military Bases Safer

(WIRED) – THE LAST TIME the Pentagon directed all of its bases to raise their threat level, the danger came from an unlikely source: social media. That’s where accounts connected

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A Robert F. Kennedy Jr.-led Vaccine Commission Would Be Bad News

(WIRED) – THE INCOMING PRESIDENTIAL administration’s war against evidence-based policy-making has opened a new front. President-elect Donald Trump announced—or seemed to announce, anyway—that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., nephew of a

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Spending Too Much Time on Your Phone? Try a Digital Detox

(WIRED) – YOUR NOSE IS stuck to your phone for hours a day. Given the nature of work these days, it’s a necessity. But being “always on” isn’t healthy. If

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What It’s Like to Narrowly Avert Disaster in an $18M Simulator

(WIRED) – Pilots spend hours in multi-million dollar simulators, preparing for the worst cast scenario. In this episode Flight Mode, WIRED’s Jack Stewart gets a taste of what pilots go through.

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Space Photos of the Week: Watch It – This Star’s Bustin’ Out

(WIRED) – This young star is breaking out. Like a hatchling pecking through its shell, this particular stellar newborn is forcing its way out into the surrounding universe. The golden

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What Happens to Harambe’s Gorilla Troop Now That He’s Gone? It’s Complicated

(WIRED) – BEFORE THAT TODDLER FELL, before Harambe was killed, before the outrage erupted, Harambe was a young gorilla on his way to meet some ladies. In September, 2014, the silverback

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Airbus Wants to Replace Satellites With High-Flying Drones

(WIRED) – When Sputnik 1 reached low Earth orbit in 1957, it did more than kick-start America’s space program and send American schoolchildren scurrying for cover under their desks. It

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Giant Robot Storms Geek Week

At the 2013 San Diego Comic Con, Adam Savage checks out an amazing bit of costuming.

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Apple iPad vs. Cinder Block – WIRED’s Battle Damage

Don’t even try to pretend you don’t want to see WIRED’s Battle Damage take out an iPad with a cinder block.

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A Clever Headrest That Could Make Flying Actually Bearable

(WIRED) – THERE ARE MANY reasons to hate flying economy. The tiny seats, the inedible food, the fees airlines charge for things you’d get for free in a medieval dungeon.

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