50 Million New Reasons BuzzFeed Wants to Take Its Content Far Beyond Lists
Buzzfeed just got $50 million more in venture funding. What types of new publishing technologies and content types might we see as a result?
—Mike Orcutt, research editor
The Most Wanted Man in the World
A revealing interview with Edward Snowden that is beautifully designed. A great lunchtime long read by Wired.
—Colin Jaworski, assistant art director
How to Make Battery Power More Powerful
Popular Mechanics nicely told a battery startup’s story in human terms.
Top 10 Reasons Drones Are Disruptive
Worth reading, especially drones/balloons=surveillance
What the Ivies Can Learn from Wellesley
Average grade at Harvard was a C-plus in 1950. Now? An A-minus. How to fix grade inflation.
Meet Botlr: World’s First Robot Bellhop Being Trialed at Silicon Valley Hotel
Say ‘Allo ‘Allo to ALO - bellhop in training (for night porter)?
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
As Data Overflows Online, Researchers Grapple With Ethics
An interesting piece on the challenges involved in developing ethical guidelines to studies of Internet users.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer
The Most Fascinating Profile You’ll Ever Read About a Guy and His Boring Startup
How a cofounder of Flickr set out to make an online game and accidentally created a workplace communication tool luring customers with the promise that it can kill internal eimail.
—Tom Simonite, senior editor, IT
A Brazilian Wunderkind Who Calms Chaos
Meet the Brazilian chaos theory wunderkind who just won the “Nobel” of mathematics and has his best ideas whilst knee deep in water on Rio’s beaches and wandering the streets of Paris.
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
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