Video: How Olympic Athletes Hack Their Sports With Physics

Besides being the birthplace of #Phelpsface, the Green Pool, and the mainstreamification of cupping, the 2016 Rio Olympic Games were also home—wonder of wonders!—to some incredible athletic feats. Though Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, and Usain Bolt’s performances seem to defy physics, we at WIRED did our best to explain the …

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Women and authors of color won big this year's Hugo Awards

This year’s Hugo Awards were awarded last night at MidAmeriCon II in Kansas City, with works such as N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season and Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti walking away with the top prizes. You can read the entire list of winners here, but this year’s awards require a careful look. …

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Razer Reinvents Mechanical Keyboards for an iPad World

There’s something special about typing on a mechanical keyboard. Each press yields a satisfying clack, a tactile confirmation that your keystroke is done. And with a little bit of trickeration, Razer has brought that same sensation to the iPad Pro. The Razer Mechanical Keyboard Case may have a straightforward name, …

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Mercedes’ New Concept Is a Maybach for the Electric Age

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A Master of Umbral Moonshine Toys With String Theory

After the Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted in Iceland in 2010, flight cancellations left Miranda Cheng stranded in Paris. While waiting for the ash to clear, Cheng, then a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University studying string theory, got to thinking about a paper that had recently been posted online. Its three coauthors …

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What’s Inside Industrial Epoxy? BPA and Somethin’ Garlicky

Epoxies date back to the 1930s, when a Swiss researcher was experimenting with materials to use in making dentures. Since then, these versatile compounds have served as adhesives, coatings, and structural resins in everything from surfboards to airplane frames—wherever toughness and durability really matter. J-B Weld adhesive was invented by …

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You Will Now Ogle 30 Lamborghini Miuras in One Place

Slide: 1 / of 3 . Caption: The the all-electric Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept is nearly 20 feet long.Daimler AG – Global Communicatio Slide: 2 / of 3 . Caption: The doors swing upward, because how else would they open?Daimler AG Slide: 3 / of 3 . Caption: The interior’s …

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