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Here's how Elon Musk's Hyperloop might actually work

How do you get from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes?<p>Elon Musk has made his name on big ideas, whether it's space tourism or the electric car — but his latest project, mysteriously dubbed the Hyperloop, may be more revolutionary than anything he's done. It started with a simple promise: …

Google’s new virtual reality game is going to bring audiences to ads in real life

Have you ever played Ingress? Probably not, because it’s still in closed beta release and on an “invitation” policy. The game is produced by Google and goes under the label of Niantic Labs. It’s a virtual reality game that uses augmented reality to defend your city and conquer the warring faction. …

Virtual Reality

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The Visual Signature of Your City

Why you’ll share this story: The new science of memes

More and more of the things that set the internet on fire are of that species of charmingly moronic pairing of text and image that allows even the post-literate to feel like they have partaken of a shared cultural moment. And now, scientists are beginning to understand how the curiously addictive …

Memes

What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

US Department of Agriculture probes Oregon Monsanto GM wheat mystery

It is a mystery that could cost the American farmer billions: how rogue genetically modified wheat plants turned up on a farmer's field in Oregon.<p>The …

The Prospect

Little Montaous Walton,<br>come blow your horn.<br>Another reporter is on the phone,<br>Offering you escape from the scorn.<br>Who is this boy<br>who plays till he weeps?<br>Living his dream,<br>but still fast asleep.<br>Will you wake him?<br>Oh no, not I,<br>for if I do,<br>he will laugh and then cry.<p>Montaous Walton, now 29 years old, says …