An Origin Story, Smart Headlights, and Other Car News

An Origin Story, Smart Headlights, and Other Car News

The future comes in fits and starts, and we buckled up and went through a few this week. Cruise, General Motors’ self-driving unit, hosted a big party in San Francisco to launch Origin, an electric six-seat, steering wheel-free vehicle that it says is the future of shared autonomy. The vehicle will go into production…sometime, and…

How to Be Humane to a Lab-Grown Brain

How to Be Humane to a Lab-Grown Brain

Part of the brain’s allure for scientists is that it is so deeply personal—arguably the core of who we are and what makes us human. But that fact also renders a large share of imaginable experiments on it monstrous, no matter how well intended. Neuroscientists have often had to swallow their frustration and settle for…

Houdini Power Air Houdi Review: An Environmentally-Friendly Hoodie

Houdini Power Air Houdi Review: An Environmentally-Friendly Hoodie

At WIRED, we often have microplastics on our minds. But in between debating whether to carry bamboo or stainless steel utensils to reduce waste or comparing the merits of different travel mugs, we often overlook an important source of microplastic waste: Our clothes.Photograph: Houdini SportswearThat’s right. Every time you throw your fashionable, functional high-pile fleece…