Rivian Wants to Bring Electric Trucks to the Masses

During the summer of 2006, back when RJ Scaringe was working through a degree in automotive engineering at MIT, he began to wonder how difficult it might be to live within strict environmental boundaries. How much would you have to…

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Build Cities for Bikes, Buses, and FeetNot Cars

For 30 times, a 40 -foot-high section of US Route 101 thread like a blackberry vine through a low-pitched, aged place of Edwardian and Georgian constructs in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley. Then, in 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake, magnitude 6.9,…

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Wikipedia Is the Last Best Place on the Internet

Remember when Wikipedia was a joke? In its first decade of life, the website appeared in as numerous punch lines as headlines. The Office’s Michael Scott called it “the best thing ever, ” because “anyone in the world can write…

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Algae Caviar, Anyone? What We’ll Eat on the Journey to Mars

March 2020. Subscribe to WIRED. Photograph: Stephanie Gonot A European Space Agency can of braised calf cheek.Photograph: Tony Luong Scrambled eggs a la NASA.Photograph: Tony Luong NASA beef patty in a bag.Photograph: Tony Luong Maggie Coblentz, the Space Exploration Initiative’s…

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Chris Evans Goes to Washington

It’s a languid October afternoon in Los Angeles, pleasant and clear. Chris Evans, back home after a grueling production schedule, loosens into his couch, foot propped up on the coffee table. During the past year and a half, the actor…

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Inside the Feds Battle Against Huawei

On the morning of December 1, 2018, the massive center plaza in Mexico City was hosted by tens of thousands of parties. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a left-wing populist, had just been cus in as Mexico’s 58 th director. In…

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He Cyberstalked Teen Girls for YearsThen They Fought Back

Seth would disappear for a while but then resurface, concluding May even as she went through a batch of phone numbers. She relied only those few friends who’d endure by her. If she was home alone, she fastened the door…

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Apollo 11: Mission Out of Control

Working on Apollo, Laning did it again. Drawing from insight, with no historical instances as a navigate, he has estimated that each program in the Apollo operating system would be assigned a priority number. Jobs like guidance and control would…

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Disney’s New Lion King Is the VR-Fueled Future of Cinema

For the 26 million people who watched Friends in the mid-’9 0s, Jon Favreau was Pete Becker. Not the sun filmmaker who would conclude Elf a holiday classic; or who’d launch the Marvel juggernaut by directing Iron Man; or who’d…

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Tech That Connects Usand Makes Us Better Humans

Much of what we hear about technology these days is a stark, dystopian recitation of what tech done in order to us: We have become addicted to our screens; our every move is being watched, overheard, recorded, predicted; and badmouth…

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