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wed, 20 feb 2008 01:01:01 est
Join Ziya Tong as she visits Maker Faire, an event where inventors build, craft, hack and play. If it doesn't sound familiar, picture a huge gathering of nerds and geeks who have just crawled out of their basements to show off what they've been secretly working on for the last several months.
wed, 23 jan 2008 01:01:01 est
So you think you can take an ordinary science idea and turn it into an extraordinary online video? Well, here's your chance to prove it. WIRED SCIENCE wants high school students to share their science know-how with the world. By joining our Student Video Contest they can show off their science savvy for a chance to win $2,000! Entries are due April 1, 2008. Winners will be announced May 17, 2008. Visit http://www.pbs.org/wiredscience for details.
wed, 16 jan 2008 01:01:01 est
It's been 50 years since the first satellite, Sputnik, was launched into orbit. Now, communication satellites are used in everything from radio and television to Internet connections. Special correspondent Adam Rogers knows a good business opportunity when he sees it and tries get in on the satellite action.
wed, 26 dec 2007 01:01:01 est
Hollywood film studios have been using computers to create special effects for years. But to make computer-generated water look real on the big screen, you have to understand some pretty complicated physics. Special correspondent Adam Rogers goes behind the scenes at one of the world's best visual effects companies, to show us how they cracked the code to create "perfect water" for the third Pirates of the Caribbean film.
wed, 19 dec 2007 01:01:01 est
Winemaking is one of our civilization's oldest crafts, but modern vintners are using more than oak barrels and fermentation to create the grape elixir. Host Ziya Tong travels to the California wine country to find out whether computer controlled micro-oxygenation and soil sensors can create the perfect vintage.
wed, 19 dec 2007 01:01:01 est
Computer scientist Luis von Ahn is best known for inventing those twisted, blurry words that websites ask you to type to post a comment or send an email. Called "CAPTCHAs," they help websites ensure that you are a real human, and not a computer.. Host Ziya Tong talks to the genius award recipient about how he hopes to trick us all into digitizing old books, one CAPTCHA at a time.
wed, 21 nov 2007 01:01:01 est
Rocketbelts went from being a grand military ambition to a classic James Bond moment, to part of a future that never materialized. WIRED SCIENCE travels to the first International Rocketbelt Convention in Niagara Falls to meet rocketbelt legends past and present
wed, 14 nov 2007 01:01:01 est
Did you know those little, yellow disposal cameras you buy at the local Safeway can also capture an image of a speeding bullet or a balloon the instant it's popped? Master crafter, Bre Pettis, shows host Ziya Tong how to hack the sluggish, 35mm camera into high-speed strobe.
thu, 8 nov 2007 01:01:01 est
These days, major universities, drug companies, and even a few governments maintain their own biobanks, which are basically places where scientists store human parts like brains, blood and livers to use in medical research. WIRED Science visits a biobank in Sun City, Arizona, where the residents are the bank's biggest donors.
wed, 31 oct 2007 01:01:01 est
Be it A, B, AB or O, must of us don't think about blood until we see it. Physicians at Virginia Commonwealth University are cracking the elusive problem and testing a synthetic blood that cuold be better at transporting oxygen than the real thing.
mon, 08 oct 2007 01:01:01 est
While most people associate global warming with impending droughts, floods, and species extinction, some gardeners are reaping the floral rewards of a hotter planet. Is this the upside of global warming or are these gardeners just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic?
sun, 07 oct 2007 01:01:01 est
A new wave of lie-detection technology relies on fMRI imaging technology and claims to be able to see inside your mind to tell if you are lying. Wired Senior Editor Adam Rogers subjects himself to this new technology and sees whether or not he's even thinking of a lie.
sat, 06 oct 2007 01:01:01 est
Retired oceanographer Curt Ebbesmeyer and his colleague tracked thousands of plastic toys that fell off a freighter during a storm to map current patterns. Their work leads them to an unbelievable discovery; a mass of swirling garbage in the North Atlantic as large as the state of Texas.