Zakk Griffiths

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China is no longer a nation of tech copycats

<i>This article was first published in the April 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Chilling Oil Paintings Conjure Images From the "Other Side"

Artist Sam Wolfe Connelly depicts the strange and mysterious with an uncanny ability.<p><i>This is the second story in a series exploring the connections between art and magic. Click here to read the first.</i><p>Sam Wolfe Connelly's haunting, eerie images look like they're right out of a classic German …

Here's everything Tesla plans to accomplish this year

In a shareholder letter published earlier this week, the electric car company said it will unveil its first mass market car, the Model 3, on March 31. The company also noted it's on schedule to produce and deliver the Model 3 by 2017.<p>But in order to meet that aggressive deadline, Tesla has a long …

Scientists create ultra-thin condom from grass

There are a few common complaints about condoms -- that they obstruct sensitivity and feeling and that they easily break. Now researchers at the …

Nanotech

Science confirms that gravitational waves exist

At last, scientists have validated a key part of Einstein's general theory of relativity. The National Science Foundation, Caltech and MIT have confirmed the existence of gravitational waves, or ripples in spacetime. Their two LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) detectors …

A Mammal’s Brain Has Been Cryonically Preserved and Recovered

A team lead by a researcher at MIT says it has thawed a cryonically-frozen rabbit brain without causing structural damage.<p>A big thing just happened in the world of cryonics, and it has nothing to do with Ted Williams' permafrozen remains.<p>Officials from the Brain Preservation Foundation, a nonprofit …

Depression, obesity and smoking all triggered by our inherited DNA

Neanderthal left a damaging genetic legacy when they interbred with modern humans, researchers have found<p>Depression, obesity and smoking may seem like modern problems, but scientists now believe they are triggered by DNA we inherited from our Neanderthal ancestors.<p>The heavy-browed hominids left a …

Scientists just detected gravitational waves—the last big puzzle piece of Einstein’s theory of relativity

Today (Feb. 11), researchers from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced that they have finally detected gravitational waves in space. The research was simultaneously published (paywall) in Physical Review Letters.<p>Gravitational waves are ripples in space-time. They …

Gravitational Waves

This tiny chip could charge your iPhone much faster

A professor in Singapore has invented a tiny chip that he claims could speed up how quickly batteries charge — while also making them safer.<p>Rachid Yazami at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) has developed a chip that will monitor potential faults in batteries and alert the user if …

The New Gene-Editing Technique That Reveals Cancer’s Weaknesses

CRISPR can finally tell us which human genes are essential—and which matter specifically to cancer cells.<p>Humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes, but which of these really matter? Which are essential, and which are merely optional add-ons?<p>It’s crazy to me that we still don't know, even though …

Google just released powerful new artificial intelligence software — and it's open source

On Monday, the tech giant released TensorFlow, a new AI system that's used in everything from recognizing speech on a noisy sidewalk to finding photos of your pet dog Fluffy.<p>And in a rare move for Google, it's making its software open source, meaning anyone can access and edit the code.<p>The software …