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If you could see sound, this is what it would look like

<i>This article was taken from the July 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

This 3D printed cast could be the future of healing broken bones

If you've ever had a broken limb, you know how unpleasant a cast can be. They're bulky, uncomfortable and are basically a blank canvas for …

Study: average gamer not a 12-year-old shut-in

In a blow to stereotype fans everywhere, a study of 2,000 gamers has shown that rather than being a 12-year-old male shut-in the average gamer is …

Thought experiment: the plan to build a supercomputer replica of a human brain

<i>This article was taken from the July 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Open data platform reveals complex corporate structures of banks

A London-based company called OpenCorporates has developed a platform that collects global corporate datasets -- many of which weren't available as …

Protecting Your Online Privacy

With the NSA conducting surveillance on our data and Google scanning our email, how can we protect our personal information? Jon Xavier, digital producer at <i>Silicon Valley Business Journal</i>, discusses the services that you can use to make your information more secure and private.<p>Transcript<p>IRA FLATOW, …

A DIY Microwave Hack Downloads Cooking Instructions From Barcodes

For when microwaving isn't easy enough.<p>Inspired by a Reddit post suggesting food products carry QR codes that would allow a microwave to automatically follow cooking instructions specific to that food, developer Nathan Broadbent decided he could hack a better microwave, one that could download and …

Humans May Evolve To Grow An Endless Supply Of Teeth

In the future, you--like the pufferfish--could have so many teeth that you'll wear necklaces made out of your spares. It'll be weird.<p>The pufferfish is a very curious animal for lots of reasons; it swallows air or water to make itself larger and more threatening, it combines its combining pectoral, …