Tag: Wired

New AI-Based Navigation Helps Loon’s Balloons Hover in Place

Reinforcement learning might be the next step in keeping broadband-carrying balloons afloat above remote areas. Could Venus...

Two Global Efforts Try to Trace the Origin of the Covid Virus

Both teams want to know when—or how often—the virus passed from animals to people. But the trail...

How a Vibrating Smartwatch Could Be Used to Stop Nightmares

The FDA has given NightWare clearance to market a “digital therapeutic” device that uses an Apple Watch...

Beautiful Yet Unnerving Photos of the Arctic Getting Greener

Using tricked-out drones, scientists are watching vegetation boom in the far north. Their findings could have big...

What's a Semi-Log Plot and How Can You Use It for Covid Data?

It is very useful for showing data that spans different orders of magnitude—like case numbers in South...

Does the AstraZeneca Vaccine Also Stop Covid Transmission?

Vaccines can prevent symptoms, but some can also keep people from spreading infection. That’s critical, and no...

Meet the Microbes Living on Da Vinci’s Iconic Sketches

Think you’ve got an interesting microbiome? Your body ain’t got nothing on what’s accumulated on Leonardo’s drawings...

A New Study About Color Tries to Decode ‘The Brain’s Pantone’

How do humans perceive color? An NIH experiment finds a way to measure what happens after light...