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A secretive space company is breathing new life into the decades-old idea of using giant mechanical slings to hurl… https://t.co/D2cRKDbrYvWell, can you? https://t.co/hxIVsTUg3oTalk about dedication... https://t.co/a8huFSWXVtYou can still dress up even if you're planning on staying home this Halloween. Here's some advice on how to do so i… https://t.co/t5G8MuI4RcWhen the Portal first came out, the idea of a device dedicated solely to video calling was a little suspect. Now? I… https://t.co/QewMxZ0lfWOpinion: It is up to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others to show a rare sense of self-awareness and take a few d… https://t.co/R6ZlPO64nsJust in case there are any Tweets you want to have back... https://t.co/TNvixcOQTaSomething has happened to time https://t.co/PMjfecYEY7Look closely, there’s more in this beaker than just vegetable oil. See those three glass rods? Here’s how we made t… https://t.co/CUMjPuizzfPhysicists have discovered a material that conducts electricity with perfect efficiency at room temperature—a long-… https://t.co/Sso3Dbph5E
10/26
2020
“They’re beautiful. These planes still have the original interiors they were delivered with.” https://t.co/gMJNqew0d8Meet the weight-lifting, stereotype-smashing Texas native shutting down some of the world's most dangerous exploits https://t.co/1BNhkXaPN3Proctoring software is a symptom of a deeper mistake: Using tech to manage a problem that is fundamentally economic… https://t.co/qhtEoinZs6This is kind of incredible, but it's not for the faint of heart https://t.co/YIumMkyDIEThere’s an important movement in security to smash the common conception of who can be a hacker. Anyone who isn’t a… https://t.co/rE3Ui06wBF
Retweeted by WIREDFor your Sunday afternoon, a nice, extremely well-deserved profile by @lilyhnewman of @maddiestone, a Google Projec… https://t.co/rtOZ81zsm6
Retweeted by WIREDHere's the deal: You don't need one of these things. https://t.co/0A9q4UbRDRBack in March, a study on how long the coronavirus lasts on surfaces fueled what one author called “the great fomit… https://t.co/SJ3hXrlQMj
Retweeted by WIREDThe size of the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Facility is almost as staggering as its beauty. Located midway between… https://t.co/t4SLCTtfZKVirtual reality: The future or a dismal failure? Yes. But there's more to this story. https://t.co/OA5VRfnQPCThey carried out the first blackouts caused by hackers, launched the costliest cyberattack ever, & took down the IT… https://t.co/ROZKiO2tB2Time travel films tend to romanticize the past, focusing on manners and fashion rather than health care or social i… https://t.co/6a4L2Y0fvW"NULL" was supposed to be a joke on this hacker's license plate. Instead, it's landed him a ticket any time a traff… https://t.co/ewtpdkxPx3Escape for a moment to the quieter corners of the country, where you can see the cosmos in all its dazzling glory https://t.co/S5XxzAA3xWImages of space are typically dazzling, showing a universe awash in color and light. That's not what these are. Her… https://t.co/UAsprUX5SFStockholm’s metro bills itself as “the world’s longest art exhibition”—and it's easy to see why. Since construction… https://t.co/vymAUy7v9pOpinion from Air Force acquisition executive Will Roper: "Our nation must wake up fast. The only thing worse than f… https://t.co/KDYGle0JvHThis shouldn't be such a controversial position: https://t.co/UjkLzJFxsPThis nail appears to defy gravity. Suspended between a chain and a powerful neodymium magnet, this levitating nail… https://t.co/sijuDjJueXDutch security researcher Victor Gevers claims to have recently accessed Donald Trump's Twitter account simply by g… https://t.co/CSzvvVljxAThe addition of magnets to the iPhone 12 could spark a long-lasting smartphone trend. @wireduk https://t.co/WFlf3QKhBT
10/25
2020
For the first time in recorded history, the 'birthplace of ice' has yet to start freezing in late October https://t.co/c1UbZIspnUMore than two million bikes are stolen every year in North America. Make sure yours isn't one of them: https://t.co/8Fi7H7wnfDTo my Roomba, hitting a doorjamb and cleaning with dispatch are one and the same. There is no success or failure—th… https://t.co/OaXtSKFEwKBad news: Winter is coming. Good news: There are a bunch of sweet deals on everything from soundbars and videogames… https://t.co/LgwA4QTS5cInstead of coding a mechanical quadruped's movements line by line, Google researchers fed it videos of real-life pu… https://t.co/GCXaP49hnnA new report shows law enforcement agencies are increasingly contracting digital forensic firms to bypass phone loc… https://t.co/GE7qMtzIv4"Your genes are my genes now." https://t.co/WVmBBsr9I9"I must have said maybe several tens of thousands of times the importance of wearing masks ... If there was an inte… https://t.co/U6A9mC0edwDmitry Markov's photographs depict a Russia you won't see sightseeing in Moscow https://t.co/9kItMaXAcyThis is what it looks like to touch an asteroid. On October 20, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft unfurled its robotic a… https://t.co/6FxJmrIkXNThe physicists who run the world’s most sensitive experimental search for dark matter have seen something strange.… https://t.co/1UlDmhJkx3"He believes in himself so completely, his vision of how the world works so completely, that he is immune to cognit… https://t.co/6Ha7mSNdmiMilitary scholars in China have hypothesized about a “battlefield singularity,” a point at which combat moves faste… https://t.co/PlemNoMMFoGet more sleep. Your brain will thank you. Seriously. https://t.co/zn1UuzsYu2After World War II, Eastern intelligence agencies began to see the value of spreading disinformation. This is the s… https://t.co/45DJmObBNn"I was expecting 'Half-Life'. I was expecting 'World War Z'. I’ve been dressing like I’m in 'The Matrix' since 2003… https://t.co/Gr1PyDiX08"It’s strange to hear an incumbent president declare, as an argument in his own favor, that a wave of suicides is o… https://t.co/Sk0B5x0WCE
10/24
2020
“We shouldn’t think that, once we get to a vaccine—whenever that is—and once we’re able to arrest this virus, that… https://t.co/KpLf0JfbZjThe US Treasury has imposed sanctions on Russia's Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics… https://t.co/hDxezR4h2BA secret experiment in 2007 proved that hackers could devastate power grid equipment beyond repair—with a file no b… https://t.co/f4FY4YIvoC'Star Wars: Squadrons' brings starfighter action back to modern consoles and the PC after decades of waiting. https://t.co/QLomYx0ds4In his new work of online fiction, 20020, sportswriter Jon Bois imagines a far-future game of football much strange… https://t.co/ZTQf9kwalQThe Venus flytrap is believed to have something akin to a short-term "memory." A team of scientists has uncovered n… https://t.co/UgO3JL0csc'Amnesia: Rebirth' is an evolution of everything 'The Dark Descent' began. A truly great sequel that builds upon it… https://t.co/8CQ5YNHEQ0Here we go again https://t.co/4bClF5OSzhAn antitrust suit against Google accuses the company of stifling competition and operating a near-monopoly on the s… https://t.co/PGpok7LekFAfter years of investigations, hearings, and the rattling of legal sabers, we finally have a Techlash case: United… https://t.co/uH1mCL1usDWith high backrests and generous adjustability, these thrones ease the physical strain of epic 'Doom Eternal' sessi… https://t.co/5DIWqDqCdNIf the US brought back the Great Depression’s massive worker program, it could put millions of Americans back to wo… https://t.co/hzKG49vd4j
Retweeted by WIREDA new report uncovers how police have maintained access to suspects’ phones even as security measures grow more com… https://t.co/5Tboz22WLQTo kill that generator, the Aurora test hijacked a safety device called a protective relay. Nearly a decade later,… https://t.co/dXfl2k1MPg
Retweeted by WIREDIf you're unsure which iPhone 12 to buy (or you're just curious), we're going to break them all down so you can mov… https://t.co/Z0mJAOtv3wTo mark the paperback release of SANDWORM this week, here's an excerpt that tells the blow-by-blow of a historic 20… https://t.co/L1WaHPBehR
Retweeted by WIREDIn 2020, we face massive unemployment and a host of environmental problems that need fixing. Nearly a century after… https://t.co/xvO1uqSqsnwrote about the new adaptation of "The Witches"—which isn't as scary or weird as the book or 1990 version, but has… https://t.co/iuioCTUf8n
Retweeted by WIREDThink of it as a Roomba... A Roomba your cat can use as a toilet. https://t.co/rdDAqOYhEfWant to give your social profile a fresh start? Here's how to scrub your timelines on the three biggest platforms (… https://t.co/CXLL5jLf2RDon't be fooled by the old-school design: The Playdate is the Game Boy for the wireless, open-source era. https://t.co/pJsP8DtHuKGive your Switch the awesome accessories it deserves https://t.co/OP2KpG7cx4Let us introduce you to this little thing called Mute. It actually makes social media somewhat bearable https://t.co/w2qUfB3EUiBody cameras alone don’t create more accountability and transparency. It’s how they’re used by police that matters https://t.co/ryJYrObFnrHow many unread emails do you have right now? Sixty? Sixty thousand? https://t.co/JEjSlx9UQGIt's not boredom, it's a coping mechanism https://t.co/OwRSOOCnxMThe final debate before Election Day starts in one hour. Here's how to tune in: https://t.co/cGY7oyBQrR
10/23
2020
Once again, Facebook says it's turned a corner on privacy. Privacy advocates say they have a mountain of evidence… https://t.co/Gjf7qHHnHDTime to get your game on. Catch our best reviews, tips, and investigations with our new weekly Games newsletter. Si… https://t.co/pZo0ISAfNdFacebook gave WIRED some inside details on its big privacy overhaul in light of the recent FTC agreement and it jus… https://t.co/mTuwBMGxjM
Retweeted by WIREDFrom targeted misinformation to manipulated data, these are the cybersecurity concerns election officials worry abo… https://t.co/SQK5gVejkv"As always, we believe that education is key to an enlightened life and affirm that an advanced degree is critical… https://t.co/fSwMZTq66pColton Hess lured in most of Tok the Vote’s creators via DM. The pitch was simple: If we create the content and coo… https://t.co/sgyMyGloonDictators are gleefully filling the leadership vacuum the Trump administration has created and choking the open web… https://t.co/L5ojzFsAKXIn the last few decades, Roald Dahl’s stories have emerged as the closest thing this generation has to Grimm’s fair… https://t.co/AlOQOZ3x1lOn TikTok, Gen Z is making voting cool again. I talked to the creators leveraging the platform to get out the vote… https://t.co/P5t3Kn8YEs
Retweeted by WIREDA number of tech companies have ramped up efforts to put features that detect blood oxygen levels in their devices.… https://t.co/P3T8CTFsQGPeople tend to focus on whether an experience ends on an up note or a sour one, even if it leads us to make bad dec… https://t.co/7wChI9QIC6The competition for the hearts and minds of the American electric pickup truck buyer is bound to be intense. The p… https://t.co/YA0ackfkz9Deepfakes may seem like an internet scourge, but "hyperreal" masks have been fooling people for years. In fact, the… https://t.co/2dEn2hAlf4Of course, low risk is not no risk. There are high-touch objects that merit disinfection. People at high risk from… https://t.co/nkvJ3LFNTvBut the virus is vulnerable there. And then it needs to find a way inside you—usually through your nose or your eye… https://t.co/UkFJJyMnvgThe surface would need to be the right kind of material, exposed to the right levels of light, temperature, and hum… https://t.co/bv5AOCuBk3It also helps to consider the extraordinary chain of events that would need to happen to successfully spread SARS-C… https://t.co/17Of4Rqd0yAnother confounding factor is saliva. Spit-test studies suggest some viral proteins denature faster than others, an… https://t.co/qqOtgQOgRyThen they gathered samples from highly contaminated environments: Covid-19 isolation wards at a hospital, and at a… https://t.co/eSRvt4QHoRIn one recent study, researchers left virus samples out for days on various surfaces in lab conditions and found th… https://t.co/BYaSbk0BBNIt’s tempting to piece those two elements together: If the virus is on the surfaces around us, and it also lasts fo… https://t.co/fS12ETenf1The second consistent finding is that there’s plenty of evidence of the virus on surfaces in places where infected… https://t.co/hPdMHKnPfxSince then, additional studies have painted a picture that is much more subtle and less scary. One clear takeaway i… https://t.co/FgsfbVsHSBThe March study found the virus was present after a few hours on cardboard, and after several days on plastic and s… https://t.co/O5iYerGh9SBack in March, a study on how long the coronavirus lasts on surfaces fueled what one author called “the great fomit… https://t.co/SJ3hXrlQMj
10/22
2020

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