Michael Korpi

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This Ridiculously Easy Technique Is Scientifically Proven to Help You Remember More

Want to remember more of what you learn? There's a very simple practice that science has shown will really help. It's so easy that absolutely anyone can do it. In fact, you've done it yourself, when you were a child, although maybe not since then. It's drawing.<p>"But I can't draw!" you might say. I …

Doodling

I put 'Gamer Goo' on my hands, and god help me I actually liked it

When I first heard about Gamer Goo, I thought it had to be a gag, like novelty vomit or fake dog poop. "Hand lotion created for gamers?" Come <i>on</i>. …

25 Years of WIRED Predictions: Why the Future Never Arrives

On the cover of WIRED's eighth issue, the Pillsbury Doughboy stands against a wall, flanked by two men wearing neckties. All are blindfolded, …

Dot-Com Bubble

Inside Palmer Luckey’s Bid to Build a Border Wall

We’re standing on the edge of a cliff on a remote Texas ranch, a long patch of rocky desert stretching out below to the verdant banks of the Rio …

Palmer Luckey’s new defense company Anduril looks interested in AR and VR on the battlefield

Palmer Luckey’s new defense startup Anduril has aspirations well beyond a high-tech border wall. According to new information on the company’s website and its hires, Anduril intends to apply its virtual reality pedigree to “real-time battlefield awareness for soldiers,” among other defense-centric …

Virtual Reality

Palmer Luckey Is Just Getting Started

WIRED ICON<p><b>Peter Thiel</b>, Cofounder of PayPal and Palantir, prominent libertarian<p>NOMINATES<p><b>Palmer Luckey</b>, Founder of Oculus and Anduril<p>Peter Thiel …

Peter Thiel

Jeff Bezos and the Clock That Will Outlast Civilization

WIRED ICON<p><b>Jeff Bezos</b>, founder and CEO of Amazon, orbital enthusiast<p>GOES LONG<p><b>The 10,000-year clock</b>1<p>Inventor and computer scientist Danny Hillis spent …

Jeff Bezos

A giant crawling brain: the jaw-dropping world of termites

In July 2008, I rented a small yellow car in Tucson, Arizona, and drove it south towards Tombstone. My passengers included an entomologist and two microbial geneticists, and I was following a white van with government plates carrying nine more geneticists. We also had 500 plastic bags, a vacuum …

Eggs

The Coddling of the American Mind ‘Is Speeding Up’

A conversation with Greg Lukianoff, the co-author of a 2015 Atlantic cover story and new book of the same name, about campus free speech in a tumultuous time<p>Greg Lukianoff was preoccupied with political polarization—not just the divisiveness he observed, but the fallout—and specifically the effects …

Black Lives Matter

In-flight charging gives drones unlimited autonomous range

Global Energy Transmission (GET) has pioneered a mid-air inductive recharging system that can charge up several drones at once without requiring them …

The Robot Takeover Is Coming: Machines Will Do Half Our Work by 2025

Machines and automated software will be handling fully half of all workplace tasks within seven years, a new report from the World Economic Forum …

World Economic Forum

How programming will change over the next 10 years: 5 predictions

A universal language and AI-based systems could revolutionize developer work in the future.<p>Developers working in the field for even just a few years …

Software Development

$6,800 Buys You a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Drone With a 30 Km Range

BSHARK, the hydrogen-powered drone research company based in the British Virgin Islands, has announced a hydrogen fuel cell drone with an entry price …

Remote Controls

African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect

A drone revolution is coming to sub-Saharan Africa.<p>Countries across the continent are experimenting with this 21st century technology as a way to leapfrog decades of neglect of 20th century infrastructure.<p>Over the last two years, San Francisco-based startup Zipline launched a national UAV delivery …

Unmanned Aircraft

Open Heart Surgery: Inside Ethereum's Crucial Replacement of the EVM

At the heart of ethereum lies a virtual computer.<p>Stored across tens of thousands of nodes that make up the platform, the ethereum virtual machine, or …

Open Heart Surgery

An "obsessive," "anti-imperialist" Turing Complete computer language with only one command

Daniel writes, "An obsessive programmer, frustrated with not only the inefficiencies of mainstream OSes like Windows, but what he sees as their …

Linux

A New Robotic Fly Dips and Dives Like the Real Thing

Respect where respect is due: we humans may be mighty, but there’s still a foe that regularly dodges our best efforts to kill it: the fruit fly. Over …

North Pole

To Solve Flying Cars' Biggest Problem, Tie Them to Power Lines

Of the many challenges facing the nascent flying car industry, few turn more hairs gray than power. A heavier aircraft needs more power, which …

Flying Car

A Decade-Old Attack Can Break the Encryption of Most PCs

If you want to secure the data on your computer, one of the most important steps you can take is encrypting its hard drive. That way, if your laptop …

Operating Systems

Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 Looks Eerily More Familiar Than Season 1

In the second season of <i>Handmaid’s Tale</i>, everything is different. It has to be. For one, the first season's plot burned through almost all of its …

Trump Administration

Printing metal just got easier with Desktop Metal’s new supercharged tech

Few things are more hardcore than 3D-printing metal. We can think of just two off the top of our head: Pressure cookers and cave diving. That’s about …

Prototyping

Qaio smart mirrors give your bathroom a window on the world

A Newport Beach, California-based manufacturer of smart televisions and other consumer electronics is getting into the bathroom business with a new …

Newport Beach

Why Generation Z Learners Prefer YouTube Lessons Over Printed Books

—All images: YouTube<p>Video learning outranks printed books in survey<p>By Lauraine Genota<p>Fifteen-year-old Jaimie Moreano is on YouTube all the time.<p>She …

Education

MIT Lincoln Laboratory develops AI that shows its decision-making process

Artificial intelligence (AI) that explains its decisions like a human? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think.<p>In a paper published by MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory Intelligence and Decision Technologies Group (“Transparency by Design: Closing the Gap Between Performance and Interpretability in …

Business

Flower-shaped solar panel now sold in the U.S.

40 percent more efficient in energy production than traditional solar<p>Homes of the future will increasingly be built with sustainability in mind; California will require solar panels on all new homes by 2020. But exactly what that solar power might look like may surprise you.<p>The bulky tack-on solar …

Solar Panels

New Study Finds Learning Outcomes Are Better Reading Print Than Reading Digitally

Posted by Larry Ferlazzo | Sep 10, 2018 | research studies | 0 |<p>A new study titled Don’t throw away your printed books: A meta-analysis on the …

Research

Why an Army of Small Companies Is Defending The Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

Last month, Reuters reported that T-Mobile was asking the small operators that resell T-Mobile's excess network capacity to write letters and opinion …

Telecoms

Why Design Thinking Works

Occasionally, a new way of organizing work leads to extraordinary improvements. Total quality management did that in manufacturing in the 1980s by combining a set of tools—kanban cards, quality circles, and so on—with the insight that people on the shop floor could do much higher level work than …

Design Thinking

Scientists Just Found a Way to Control a Single Molecule For a Millionth of a Billionth of a Second

This is unprecedented.<p>We could be able to control matter at a whole new level of precision after scientists discovered a way of manipulating …

Why Formula One Doesn't Need A Budget Cap

Over the next three years Formula One auto racing is on track to make one of the most divisive maneuvers in its 68-year history.<p>After decades of accelerating costs F1 plans to force its ten teams to keep their spending under $150 million annually to prevent them from crashing into Chapter 11 …

Motorsport