This video shows a motorcycle traveling at a high speed narrowly avoiding a collision. Let’s use video analysis to estimate the acceleration and coefficient of friction. The post The Physics…

The Chatbot Therapist Will See You Now

Meet your new therapist: a chatbot that runs inside Facebook Messenger. The post The Chatbot Therapist Will See You Now appeared first on WIRED. Source: Science News

Want to Understand Creativity? Enlist an AI Collaborator

Scientists and artists are working to nurture creativity in computers. The post Want to Understand Creativity? Enlist an AI Collaborator appeared first on WIRED. Source: Science News

The Physics of Bullets Vs. Wonder Woman’s Bracelets

Wonder Woman can deflect bullets with her Bracelets of Submission. But what kind of recoil would she have? And how much power does it require? The post The Physics of…

50 hashes per hour

How often do you turn off your computer when you go home from work? We bet you leave it on so you don’t have to wait until it boots up…

Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking

The arrest of an alleged source of a classified leak to the Intercept offers a lesson in the risks of spilling secrets. The post Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of…

A Radical Proposal For Preventing Rare Genetic Diseases

Opinion: Prevention is the best cure, even for rare genetic diseases. The post A Radical Proposal For Preventing Rare Genetic Diseases appeared first on WIRED. Source: Science News

A Race to Develop Pollution Sensing Tech Plays Out in Oakland

Using Google Street view cars and rooftop sensors, scientists are mapping pollution block by block in California. Now they think their tech is ready for primetime. The post A Race…

Cosmic Discoveries Fuel a Fight Over the Universe’s Beginnings

A series of observations at the very edge of the universe has reignited a debate over what lifted the primordial cosmic fog. The post Cosmic Discoveries Fuel a Fight Over…

Crispr’s Next Big Debate: How Messy Is Too Messy?

Researchers of the gene editing technique observed mutation rates 10 times higher previously reported. But that means different things to scientists and doctors. The post Crispr’s Next Big Debate: How…

The Gospel of Hard Work, According to Silicon Valley

Always be working. The post The Gospel of Hard Work, According to Silicon Valley appeared first on WIRED. Source: Science News

String Theory’s Weirdest Ideas Finally Make Sense—Thanks to VR

This isn’t a video game. It’s a classroom. The post String Theory’s Weirdest Ideas Finally Make Sense—Thanks to VR appeared first on WIRED. Source: Science News

Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PCs

A widespread adware infection hides the ability to inflict far worse than spammy browser tweaks. The post Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PCs appeared first on…

What An Old Moon Globe Says About the Nature of Science

I found a moon globe made in 1960. The back side is blank, because that’s how science works. The post What An Old Moon Globe Says About the Nature of…

Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool

University of Washington researchers put sensors in 15 ridesharing cars, and uncovered new evidence of how stingrays are being used and how to detect them. The post Researchers Use Ridesharing…

Bailing on the Paris Agreement Leaves No Cure for Climate Change

Planet-changing carbon emissions have become a chronic condition. The post Bailing on the Paris Agreement Leaves No Cure for Climate Change appeared first on WIRED. Source: Science News

Watch SpaceX Relaunch a Commercial Cargo Capsule for the First Time

No other private company has ever sent the same cargo capsule into space twice. The post Watch SpaceX Relaunch a Commercial Cargo Capsule for the First Time appeared first on…

Physicists Find Another Gravitational Wave to Suggest Einstein Was Right

LIGO physicists just announced that they observed a gravitational wave for the third time, ever. Here’s what it says about our universe. The post Physicists Find Another Gravitational Wave to…

Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Loses His Life Sentence Appeal

An appellate court puts the final seal on Ulbricht’s life sentence, rejecting arguments about corrupt investigators and the injustice of his harsh sentence. The post Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht…

The Physics of Ramming an Imperial Star Destroyer, Explained

This epic scene from Rogue One provides an awesome opportunity to do some physics. The post The Physics of Ramming an Imperial Star Destroyer, Explained appeared first on WIRED. Source:…