The Dazzling Designs of Alpine Ice Formations

Most people standing at the shore of Lake Constance in southern Germany look up to admire the snow-blanketed Swiss Alps across the water. But while skating along its frozen northwest edge three Januaries ago, photographer Tom Hegen discovered an equally awesome sight looking down.“The structures in the ice fascinated me and the patterns changed all…

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Enhanced Intelligence, VR Sex, and Our Cyborg Future

If you could press a button to merge your mind with an artificial intelligence computer—expanding your brain power, your memory, and your creative capacity—would you take the leap?“I would press it in a microsecond,” says Sebastian Thrun, who previously led Stanford University’s AI Lab.Turning yourself into a cyborg might sound like pure sci-fi, but recent…

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Today’s Cartoon: Crispr Cure

Monday, December 30, 2019. By Ivan Ehlers, with cartooncollections.com. Researchers are poised to bring gene editing tech out of the lab. But just how far do we want Crispr to go? Every weekday, WIRED publishes a new cartoon about the worlds of science and technology. Check back here for more laughs throughout the rest of…

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