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I previously wrote about my experience attending a one-week Design Thinking Boot Camp at the Stanford Design School (aka d.school). I was amazed with all the responses and comments I received through Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook where people asked me to write more. Boot Camp as a really fabulous experience, so I’m excited to share more. […] The post My Trip to D.School (Part II): Rapid Iteration for Repeatable Innovation appeared first on WIRED.

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Bruges-based De Halve Maan brewery is building an underground pipeline to move beer from its brewery in the city center to its bottling facility a few miles away. It makes a lot of sense practically speaking, but let’s be honest: Most people are probably concerned with how they can sneakily drill into the ground and […] The post Here’s How You Build a Beer Pipeline Across a Medieval City appeared first on WIRED.

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I think that at some point in the future, smart phones will have a built in infrared camera. But for now, you are going to have to use an IR camera add on. This is the Seek Thermal infrared camera. What do I think about it? Let’s find out. An Infrared Review But what does […] The post The Seek Thermal Infrared Camera for iPhone and Android appeared first on WIRED.

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Denis Wood is a maker of fascinating maps, and a cartographic iconoclast. He’s also a convicted sex offender. These facts create an uncomfortable tension in a new documentary film about Wood’s work and life. The 23-minute movie, Unmappable, premiers Oct. 18 at the New Orleans Film Festival. Wood has been challenging the bounds of traditional […] The post Iconoclastic Mapmaker With a Sordid Past Is the Subject of a New Documentary appeared first on WIRED.

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“There’s a long and shared history of architecture and photography,” says Elias Redstone, author of a new book dedicated to that love affair. The post 17 of the Most Influential Architecture Photos of All Time appeared first on WIRED.

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Few parasitoids are more bizarre or disturbing than the wasps of the genus Glyptapanteles, whose females inject their eggs into living caterpillars. Once inside, the larvae mature, feeding on the caterpillar’s body fluids before gnawing through its skin en masse and emerging into the light of day. And despite the trauma, not only does the caterpillar survive---initially at least---but the larvae proceed to mind-control it, turning their host into a bodyguard that protects them as they spin their cocoons and finish maturing. Then, finally, the caterpillar starves to death, but only after the tiny wasps emerge from their cocoons and fly away. The post Absurd Creature of the Week: The Wasp That Lays Eggs Inside Caterpillars and Turns Them Into Slaves appeared first on WIRED.

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When Evernote launched Evernote Market last fall, it left a lot of people scratching their heads. What was a company, built around software that’s meant to streamline our lives, doing shilling Evernote-branded socks? Twelve months and $12 million in sales later, we have our answer. “I don’t think anyone outside of our walls expected [that],” […] The post Why Evernote Is Selling a Line of Eames-Inspired Desk Accessories appeared first on WIRED.

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At first, a lot of people didn’t get the iPad. “It’s just a really big iPhone,” the voices said when the Apple tablet made its debut. Some even called it a really big iPod Touch. “The unanswered question is whether we really need a ‘third device’—something to fill the gap between smartphone and laptop,” PCWorld […] The post Apple Can’t Say What the iPad Is for, But That’s the Whole Point appeared first on WIRED.

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As a child, Maija Tammi wanted to be a pathologist. She doesn’t remember that childhood dream, but her family does. And though she grew up to be an artist, that early fascination with the body informed and shaped her latest project. The Finnish photographer recently released Leftover/Removals, a collection of stark and clinical images that […] The post Unsettling Medical Photos Explore Our Fascination With the Disgusting appeared first on WIRED.

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What would happen if you took a stack of tablet computers to a tiny schoolhouse in a remote part of Ghana and asked a group of fifth graders - who have never used a computer or the internet before - to use the mysterious devices to figure out the answer to a few basic questions? The post Going Global? The Growing Movement to Let Kids Learn Just by Tinkering appeared first on WIRED.

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Nathaniel Stern is underwater off the coast of Florida, scanning the view before him. But not just with his eyes; he also has an actual desktop scanner strapped to his scuba-suited body, uploading images to an on-board Windows tablet. A few jellyfish, a bit of coral, the expanse of blue—he scans them all. He isn't capturing these images for science or study, though. He's capturing them for art gallery walls. Stern is a digital artist, and for the past 10 years, this has been his art. The post This Guy Takes Awesome Underwater Photos With a Desktop Scanner appeared first on WIRED.

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Think of Skin Buttons as a stepping stone for improving outputs for things like notifications or even a projection of the screen itself. The post A Smartwatch That Projects Buttons Onto Your Skin appeared first on WIRED.

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This was a good week if you’re a gadget geek. First, Google unveiled a media streaming device and two new tablets, and then Apple graced the world with the iPad Mini 7. But the true gadget geek will tell you that none of this compares to The Star7, one of the great lost gadgets of […] The post Tech Time Warp of the Week: Get a Glimpse of the Lost Touchscreen Tablet of 1992 appeared first on WIRED.

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You’ve just downloaded Yosemite, Apple’s latest update to the Mac platform. There’s a lot that’s familiar, but a number of features still look, feel, and function differently. If you haven’t already been using the public beta, it can be a lot to take in. Lucky for you, we've got a primer. The post Your Handy Tips and Tricks for Mastering OS X Yosemite appeared first on WIRED.

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A whopping 72% of Airbnb’s listings in New York are illegal, according to a new state report, and together with city regulators, the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is actively cracking down on the room-rental service. Covering four years of data provided to the attorney general after a court battle, the report […] The post Report Says 72 Percent of Airbnb’s New York Rentals Are Illegal appeared first on WIRED.

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Today, Apple introduced new iPads, a new 5K iMac, and detailed two of its latest software offerings: OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1. The post Everything Apple Announced at Today’s Event appeared first on WIRED.

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The Tor-enabled router project known as Anonabox successfully tapped into thousands of Internet users' desire for simpler privacy tech. Unfortunately, it wasn't ready for the scrutiny that success brought with it. The post Privacy Router Anonabox Gets $600K in Crowdfunding—And Huge Backlash appeared first on WIRED.

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I apologize for being missing for the last week. The big Geological Society of America meeting is next week in Vancouver BC and not only am I giving a talk and co-chairing a session, but two of my students are presenting posters. Needless to say, things have been busy. My talk centers on what zircon […] The post Eruption Update: Copahue, Poás, Sinabung, Kilauea, Holuhraun and Italy appeared first on WIRED.

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If you’re going to use a computer with a built-in monitor, that fixed display might as well be the highest-resolution screen possible. The post The New 27-Inch iMac Comes With a 5K Display appeared first on WIRED.

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Much has been made of the looming STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) crisis in the US — the US is losing its lead in science education, we aren’t producing enough engineers to meet the demand for technical jobs, China is producing almost twice as many degreed engineers. But what about the local STEM crisis? Not […] The post The Parenting of Science appeared first on WIRED.

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Apple announced the new version of its flagship tablet at a special event in Cupertino today. The iPad Air 2 will be available October 24 starting at $499, and it will be available in black, white, and---of course---gold. The post Apple’s New iPad Air 2 and Mini 3 Are Super Thin and Have TouchID appeared first on WIRED.

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Xerox invented Laser printing and copying less than 50 years ago and as a result revolutionized the publishing industry. This innovation was so significant during its time that the outcome was that almost every Japanese electronics product manufacturer, the likes of Canon, Konica, Ricoh and Minolta invested billions to market office printing and copying products. […] The post When Politics Gets in the Way of Innovation appeared first on WIRED.

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After a severe brain injury, some people remain in a vegetative or minimally conscious state, unable to speak or move intentionally, and apparently unaware of the world around them. But in recent years, neuroscientists have found signs that some of these patients may still be conscious, at least to a degree. Now researchers have used a branch of mathematics called graph theory to search for neural signatures of consciousness. The post New Algorithms Search for Signs of Consciousness In Brain Injury Patients appeared first on WIRED.

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Apple Pay, the service that lets you use your iPhone to buy everything from jeans to cappuccinos, is rolling out Monday, October 20. The post A List of Stores Where You Can Use Apple Pay appeared first on WIRED.

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The wait is over. Yosemite is available to the masses starting at noon today as a free download on compatible Macs running OS X 10.6.8 or later. The post Mac OS X Yosemite Is Available Today appeared first on WIRED.

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