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Bell's New Design Could Make Helicopters Quieter—and Safer

Sat, 02/22/2020 - 07:00
The new aircraft, which ditches the noisy tail rotor for four fans, may also be a step toward electric-powered flight.
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Russia Doesn't Want Bernie Sanders. It Wants Chaos

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:41
The point of Kremlin interference has always been to find democracy’s loose seams, and pull.
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Sony and Facebook Drop Out of GDC and PAX East Due to Covid-19 Fears

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 18:46
Both companies cite the health of their employees as the main concern.
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Here's Another Chance to Weigh In on the FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 17:35
An appeals court ordered the FCC to seek comments on whether its new regime hurts public safety or low-income consumers. 
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Wait, Is That Backpack … Floating?

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 14:27
A new pack from HoverGlide looks like magic. But there's a perfectly good physics explanation.
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How Trump Hollowed Out US National Security

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:58
Acting director of national intelligence Richard Grenell is just the latest in a cascade of temporary or vacant personnel in critical government positions. 
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Susan Fowler and the End of the ‘High Performer’ Defense

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 09:00
Plus: Remembering Larry Tesler, the qualities of a successful founder, and the business of houseplant styling.
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The Best Snow Gear (2020): Ski Jackets, Goggles, and More

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 09:00
From snowboard bindings to the best balaclava we've ever tested, here is our favorite ski and snowboard equipment.
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Best MacBooks (2020): Which Model Should You Buy?

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 08:00
MacBook Pro or MacBook Air? Do you need a Touch Bar? Let us help you navigate Apple's laptops.
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‘Environmental DNA’ Lets Scientists Probe Underwater Life

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 08:00
With the help of a new kind of drone, marine biologists can sequence DNA found in the ocean to reveal what's living in an ecosystem—and what's missing.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Inside Textio’s Anti-Bias Bot

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 08:00
Textio CEO Kieran Snyder talks to WIRED about training computers to make human language more inclusive.
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Want to Look Inside a Brain? With Transparent Organs, You Can

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 07:00
Using clever chemical wizardry, researchers have made human organs see-through. The dazzling 3D maps could one day lead to organs made in the lab.
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Defeated Chess Champ Garry Kasparov Has Made Peace With AI

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 07:00
Twenty-three years after he lost to Deep Blue, Kasparov says people need to work with machines. You have to “nudge the flock of intelligent algorithms.”
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Companies Are Stealing Influencers' Faces

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 07:00
Fast fashion sellers are using social media stars' images without permission—and there's not much they can do about it.
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Bezos' $10B Climate Fund, Bluetooth Bugs, and More News

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 17:49
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
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The Best Samsung Galaxy S20 Deals (and Which Model to Choose)

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 15:14
Should you buy Samsung’s new Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, or S20 Ultra? Here's what you need to know before you shell out a grand.
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Bezos’ Earth Fund Should Invest in These Green Technologies

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:50
The world’s richest man committed $10 billion to fighting climate change. We’ve got some ideas about how to spend it.
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Jeff Bezos Can Control Earth’s Future With His $10 Billion Pledge

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 13:44
The Amazon CEO’s fund will fundamentally reshape the fight against climate change, whatever Bezos decides to do with it.
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You Can’t Buy Friends, but Bloomberg Would Like to Rent Yours

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 11:45
The billionaire’s presidential campaign is spending big to get people to push his message to their contacts. It might not work.
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Jennifer Lawrence Will Play an Astronomer for Netflix

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 10:45
Meanwhile, Reed Hastings is working on a book about the streaming giant. 
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