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  1. The Ad-Blocking Hacker Making Your Browser More ParanoidRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 | Wired

    We've lost control of our web browsers. Sure, we tell them what sites to load. But after that, browsers do the bidding of someone else's server, executing code that could, for all we know, install malware on our phones and computers to spy on our every digital move.


  2. Mathematician Solves the Centuries-Old Sphere Problem in Higher DimensionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2016 | Wired

    In a pair of papers posted online this month, a Ukrainian mathematician has solved two high-dimensional versions of the centuries-old "sphere packing" problem. In dimensions eight and 24 , she has proved that two highly symmetrical arrangements pack spheres together in the densest possible way.


  3. An Arcane Patent Law May Decide Crispr's Big Legal FightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | Wired

    Let us revel in the irony: The US Patent Office will now resolve a dispute over one of the hottest biotech breakthrough of the decade, the genome-editing technology Crispr/Cas9, through an arcane proceeding that technically should no longer exists. Because the disputed patents date back to just before a new law took effect in 2013, the patent office will work out who gets credit for inventing Crispr via a so-called interference proceeding - probably one of the last such proceedings ever.


  4. 9 Innovations Born in the MIT Media LabRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Wired

    For the last 30 years, the MIT Lab has been a breeding ground for technological progress that's pushed the world into the future. Touchscreens, e-Ink, GPS, wearables - all of these technologies got their start at the Cambridge, Mass., lab, which is known for its cross-disciplinary approach to research.


  5. Theranos Isn't the Only One Chasing Needle-Free Blood TestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2015 | Wired

    Everybody wants to disrupt health care. The way medicine gets delivered to people in the United States has real problems, and improving lives is noble, laudatory, and lucrative.


  6. The Nuclear Waste Startup Aiming to Rebrand Atomic EnergyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 | Wired

    Quick survey: How do you feel about nuclear energy? If you're like 84 percent of America, you believe that nuclear power should be "very important in the future." That's according to a recent phone survey conducted by the Nuclear Energy Institute, and it includes an interesting caveat: the 84 percent of people who responded favorably did so "once informed that nuclear energy produces nearly two-thirds of the nation's low-carbon electricity."


  7. Onshape's Cloud-Based CAD Tool Gets $80 Million in FundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2015 | Wired

    If you work with computer-aided design tools, there's a good chance you've heard tell of Onshape. The Cambridge Massachusetts-based company claims to offer the first full-A cloud professional 3D CAD system capable of running on any computer or mobile device.


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