Thursday, October 21, 2021

Desalination Is Booming. But What About All That Toxic Brine?

Desalination plants turn seawater into drinking water, but also pump hypersaline water back into the environment. That's especially troubling because desal has become extremely...

Dark Matter Hunters Are Looking Inside Rocks for New Clues

Dark matter may occasionally interact with minerals in the earth, leaving traces that physicists hope to decipher.

The Rise of the Swiss Army Gadget

From mirrors with speakers to picture frame wireless chargers, we're deep into the age of multi-function devices.

A Flying Tesla? Sure! We Calculate the Power Demands

Elon says he'd use SpaceX propulsion tech to make a Roadster take flight, and we have thoughts.

9 Best CES 2019 Devices You Can Buy Right Now: Suunto, Lenovo, Razer, and...

Has CES whet your appetite for gadgets? From Withings watches to Xbox keyboards, here are our favorite weekend picks.

Gadget Lab Podcast: Robots, Smart Health, and Security Fails at CES

WIRED’s Gadget Lab team kicks off the new year with a wrap-up of the year’s biggest electronics show. Plus, an interview with Reddit’s Jen...

The Insane Numbers Behind Cycling’s Most Masochistic Race

The hour is one of cycling's oldest and most prestigious records: How far can one person ride a bicycle in 60 minutes?

The Exaggerated Promise of So-Called Unbiased Data Mining

Data Mining for Random Patterns Invites Bias and Lacks Value

A Strange Kind of Data Tracks the Weather—and Pirate Ships

Weather forecasters may soon use a technique called radio occultation, which infers the state of the atmosphere from various broadcasts.

CES 2019 in Photos: The March of the Gadget Fanatics

WIRED photographer Amy Lombard captures the glory, chaos, and optimism of CES 2019.
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