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9 Things to Know About Reviving the Recently Dead

2 hours 22 min ago
In 1986, a two-and-a-half year-old girl named Michelle Funk fell into a stream and drowned. By the time paramedics found her, she hadn’t been breathing for more than an hour. Her heart was stopped. In other words, she was dead. Somewhat inexplicably, the paramedics continued to work on her, and so did doctors in the […]






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Here’s How You Turn a Parking Garage Into a Great Playground

4 hours 10 min ago
Copenhagen, like many cities around the world, is preparing itself for a new era in dense urban living.






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The 8 Best Sprites in Videogame History

4 hours 10 min ago
If there’s one thing Yacht Club Games knows, it’s sprites. Classic gaming consoles could only keep track of a few moving images at a time. Super Mario, the turtle he’s stomping on, the magic mushroom he collects—each of these is a single sprite. On the Nintendo Entertainment System, sprites could be a maximum of 8 […]






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A Dongle That Lets You Squeeze More Connections From Hotel Wi-Fi

4 hours 10 min ago
If you plug in a Wi-Fi adapter like the Panda Ultra Wireless N USB Adapter ($11), you can pay just once to get Wi-Fi to all of your web connected gadgets.






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No One’s Going to Stop Using Phones in the Car. Here’s How We Make That Safer

4 hours 10 min ago
Mobile devices in cars present a problem with a design solution, not a legislative one.






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WIRED Summer Binge-Watching Guide: Lost

4 hours 10 min ago
If nothing else, let J.J. Abrams go down in history for his singular knack for torturing his fans. From the aughts’ Felicity and Alias to Fringe and the Star Trek from which we expected so much more, the Hollywood impresario has for decades kept audiences, all of them millions-strong, leaning forward on their couches, howling […]






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Overstock’s Radical Plan to Reinvent the Stock Market With Bitcoin

4 hours 10 min ago
Overstock.com and its swashbuckling CEO, Patrick Byrne, are hoping to create a new kind of corporate stock based on the computer software that drives bitcoin, aiming to overhaul the stock market in much the same way that bitcoin overhauled how we store and exchange money. On Tuesday afternoon, Overstock—one of the world’s largest online retailers, […]






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This Map Shows You How Miserable the Weather Is Around the World

4 hours 11 min ago
You should check out the Misery Index, and avoid the places in red.






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Fantastically Wrong: The Angry, Enormous Eagle That Could Carry Off Elephants

4 hours 11 min ago
On the 556th evening of successfully not being murdered by her chucklehead king of a husband in the Arabian Nights, Scheherazade relates the tale of Sinbad’s tanglings with a beast most cruel. Sailing from city to city with merchants, Sinbad eventually comes to a deserted island, where he spies a huge white dome half buried […]






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Cosmic GIFs Remind Us We’re All Made of Stars

4 hours 11 min ago
One of famed astronomer Carl Sagan’s most famous sayings was, “we are made of star stuff.” He was referring to the fact that the atoms that make up everything in the universe, including we humans, were forged in the bellies of ancient stars. This notion of connectivity is the basis for photographer Ignacio Torres’s series of GIFs titled Stellar.






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These Aren’t Abstract Paintings, They’re iPhone Smudges

4 hours 11 min ago
The smudges on your phone’s screen look remarkably different when they’re blown up and hung on a gallery wall.






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An Infrared iPhone Case That Lets You See Through Walls and in the Dark

4 hours 26 min ago
The FLIR One infrared iPhone case can help pinpoint the position of pipe clogs, identify leaks before they damage wood and walls, find weak spots in your home's insulation, and see if there are raccoons hiding in your shrubs.






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Uber and Airbnb Plan to Woo Corporate Clients the Same Way Apple Did

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:16
In the eyes of Silicon Valley venture capitalists, nothing is worth more right now than rooms and rides. Airbnb (the rooms) and Uber (the rides) are the two most highly valued private companies in startup land, with Airbnb’s price tag at $10 billion and Uber’s reaching $18.2 billion. Now, all they have to do is […]






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Will All Those People Tweeting About Batman v Superman Go See It?

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:45
The tweets have spoken—and according to the social media gods Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was the most talked about thing at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego. The Zack Snyder-directed flick, however, is not stacking up to be the thing people actually intend to watch. That honor, surprisingly, goes to MTV's Teen Wolf, according to new analysis of Twitter chatter during the con.






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Apple Gives Its Retina MacBook Pros a Back-to-School Spec Boost

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:29
Just in time for back-to-school season, Apple has updated its MacBook Pro line with improved specs, including speedier Intel processors and lowered price tags.
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How Dodge Packed 707 HP Into the Hellcat Without Destroying It

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:27
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the most powerful production car a major American automaker has ever produced. The supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V8 engine delivers a ludicrous 707 horsepower. To put that in perspective, an Oshkosh M1070A1 heavy equipment transporter has 700 horsepower, and it tows 70-ton tanks around battlefields for a living. That’s […]






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David Lynch’s New Ad for Nail Polish Is as Weird as You’d Expect

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:27
To stave off any Lynch-ian withdrawals, we suggest you direct your attention to the avant-garde director’s latest work.






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A Trippy Light Show That Lets You Dance With Light and Shadows

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:35
People love to dance, but it’s no easy task convincing them to do so in a museum. It’s even tougher if they’re German.






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A Rolling Object Accelerating Down an Incline

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:40
Suppose you have a cylinder on an ramp and you let it start rolling down. What will be its acceleration? Great question, right? I like this because it brings in many different concepts in introductory physics. Also, I’m not too fond of the way most textbooks solve this problem. Point Mass vs. Rigid Object In […]






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An Ingenious Plane Design That Makes Room for Your Carry-Ons

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:35
London-based design firm Priestmangoode has solved the problem of carry-on storage once and for all.






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