Tag Archives: Wired

WIRED – Out In The Open: Hackers Build A Skype That’s Not Controlled By Microsoft – 6 September 2014


Screenshot: WIRED/Source: Tox

The web forum 4chan is known mostly as a place to share juvenile and, to put it mildly, politically incorrect images. But it’s also the birthplace of one of the latest attempts to subvert the NSA’s mass surveillance program.

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Wired – These Mad Scientists Want to Replace Solar Panels With Potted Plants – 28 May 2014


Designer Fabienne Felder wants to reupholster jumbo jets with moss. In her vision, passengers will sit on verdant tufts while the bryophytes purify the air and use electrons captured during photosynthesis to power the Direct TV panels on the seat backs. Many would think Felder was crazy, but biochemist Dr. Paolo Bombelli and plant scientist Ross Dennis from the University of Cambridge were impressed with her brio and offered her the opportunity to collaborate with their lab.

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Wired – New Quantum Theory Could Explain The Flow Of Time – 28 April 2014


By Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine

Coffee cools, buildings crumble, eggs break and stars fizzle out in a universe that seems destined to degrade into a state of uniform drabness known as thermal equilibrium. The astronomer-philosopher Sir Arthur Eddington in 1927 cited the gradual dispersal of energy as evidence of an irreversible “arrow of time.”

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