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A new documentary explores the history of the Apollo space program, focusing on the mission control engineers who made it possible. The post The Untold Story of the Back-Room Team That Saved Apollo 13 appeared first on WIRED.

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Six years ago Times Square was a congested thoroughfare. Today it celebrates its reopening as a European-style piazza. The post The Brilliant Simplicity of New York's New Times Square appeared first on WIRED.

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The Apple Co-founder talks pranks, his forthcoming comic book convention, and why he no longer fears our robot overlords. The post How Steve Wozniak Got Over His Fear of Robots Turning People Into Pets appeared first on WIRED.

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The newest installment in EA's series of multiplayer Star Wars shooters is getting its ideas from the right place: its classic 2005 namesake. The post Battlefront II Knows Good Star Wars Games—It Already Was One appeared first on WIRED.

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Babies tossed in boxes. Babies wrapped in plastic. Babies whacked with mallets. Just another day at Realityworks in Wisconsin. The post This Robot Baby Factory Is the Stuff of Nightmares appeared first on WIRED.

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Opinion: Researchers should spend more trying to reproduce other scientists' results. The post Want to Fix Science’s Replication Crisis? Then Replicate appeared first on WIRED.

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No one knows if lethal injection really is more humane than other execution methods. And they can't really find out. The post The Shocking Lack of Science Behind Lethal Injections appeared first on WIRED.

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Facebook can't realize its AR ambitions if AI stays tied to data centers. So it's bringing neural nets right to your phone. The post Facebook's Augmented Reality Engine Brings AI Right to Your Phone appeared first on WIRED.

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But it's getting there. The post AI Isn't Smart Enough (Yet) to Spot Horrific Facebook Videos appeared first on WIRED.

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At today's Facebook F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg detailed a mobile-first AR future that may not pan out. The post In Facebook's Future, You Live Through Your Phone appeared first on WIRED.

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Jon Ossoff's campaign for Congress proves just how powerful the "resistance" has become—and how haphazard. Progressive number-crunchers hope to change that The post Anger Isn’t Enough, So the #Resistance Is Weaponizing Data appeared first on WIRED.

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Augmented reality, Messenger upgrades, and more. The post Here's Everything Facebook Announced at F8, From VR to Bots appeared first on WIRED.

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Master & Dynamic's new speaker looks as stunning as it sounds. The post This Beautiful Speaker Is Made of Concrete. Yes, Concrete appeared first on WIRED.

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New features aim to make Messenger the place you talk to your friends and the place you stay to do everything else. The post Facebook Messenger's Plot to Be the Only App You Ever Need appeared first on WIRED.

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At Facebook's F8 conference, the company outlined a refreshing alternative to the bad security questions that plague account recovery across the web. The post Facebook Offers a Better Way to Get Back Into Your Locked-Out Apps appeared first on WIRED.

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Facebook's new virtual reality app, Spaces, promises to make VR more personal, and more relatable, than it's ever been. The post Facebook's New VR App Is Bizarre and Glorious appeared first on WIRED.

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USAFacts organizes 30 years of data from more than 70 local, state, and federal government agencies into an interactive visualization of America's finances. The post Steve Ballmer's USAFacts Uses Smart Design To Make Sense of Government Spending appeared first on WIRED.

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There's a lot of software inside Samsung's new smartphone. But the real story, for once, is the thing itself. The post Samsung Galaxy S8 First Impressions: That Screen, You Guys appeared first on WIRED.

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The future of road funding beckons. The post Trump's $1 Trillion Bill Can't Fix US Roads—These Ideas Could appeared first on WIRED.

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The web-based Macintosh emulator offers a beep of nostalgia---no floppy disks required. The post Aw Yiss: You Can Now Play Old-School Mac Games in Your Browser appeared first on WIRED.

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Facebook's big F8 gathering takes place Tuesday and Wednesday, and you can watch the whole thing online. The post How to Watch Facebook F8 appeared first on WIRED.

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Have you ever relied on your smartphone's maps to get around? Asked Siri to find you the best dim sum? Then you owe Shakey some thanks. The post Meet the Cute, Wobbly Robot That Started the AI Revolution appeared first on WIRED.

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When a phishing attack can impersonate a trusted site it's even harder to know that it's happening. The post Sneaky Exploit Allows Phishing Attacks From Sites That Look Secure appeared first on WIRED.

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Her skin is perpetually on fire. He can't even feel a bone break. Together they might hold the key to ending America's opioid epidemic. The post How a Single Gene Could Become a Volume Knob for Pain appeared first on WIRED.

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The ISS is a major launch platform for CubeSats—it has ejected more than 100 small payloads from companies and universities into orbit in the past few years. The post Watch NASA Launch 38 Itty Bitty Satellites to the ISS appeared first on WIRED.

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