Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It
Hackers remotely kill the gas on a Jeep speeding down a Missouri highway to make an alarming point about the security of cars, which have long been computerized but are now often connected to the Internet.
—Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief
The Obsessively Detailed Map of American Literature’s Most Epic Road Trips
My favorite interactive map graphic of the summer.
—Nanette Byrnes, senior editor, Business Reports
Dire Climate Warning Raises Questions, Not Answers
The new and alarming James Hansen-led study of sea level rise that has sparked much comment and argument this week is “provocative and intriguing but rife with speculation and ‘what if’ scenarios,” says a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research—and it’s unlikely to influence policy.
—Richard Martin, senior editor, energy
A Trip Inside MakerBot’s New 3-D-Printing Factory
MakerBot just opened a factory, double the size of any of their other warehouses, in Brooklyn, New York.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer
How an Unlikely Hollywood Juggernaut Came to Rule Netflix
A profile of the ubiquitous Duplass brothers.
—Megan Barnett, deputy editor
Meet a Man Who Has Had an Invisible Girlfriend for the Last Three Months
This story is an interesting look at the promise/perils of a service that uses a rotating cast of people to simulate the experience of communicating with a boyfriend/girlfriend.
—Rachel Metz, senior editor, mobile
Scientists Are Hoarding Data and it’s Ruining Medical Research
Evidence-based medicine suffers when half of all clinical trial data isn’t publicly available.
—Anna Nowogrodzki, intern
These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems
They show how intelligence and body plans are closely linked—and could unlock AI for robots.
Surgeons have successfully tested a pig’s kidney in a human patient
The test, in a brain-dead patient, was very short but represents a milestone in the long quest to use animal organs in human transplants.
Is everything in the world a little bit conscious?
The idea that consciousness is widespread is attractive to many for intellectual and, perhaps, also emotional
reasons. But can it be tested? Surprisingly, perhaps it can.
We reviewed three at-home covid tests. The results were mixed.
Over-the-counter coronavirus tests are finally available in the US. Some are more accurate and easier to use than others.
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