Depth of Field: Coco Gauff and the Future of Women's Tennis

Depth of Field: Coco Gauff and the Future of Women's Tennis

The US Open culminates Sunday—where Serena Williams again has a chance to seize tennis immortality—but the tournament's real crowning moment came last weekend, on Day 6, between Naomi Osaka, the No. 1 ranked women's player, and Cori "Coco" Gauff, a 15-year-old rising talent of unforgettable resolve.

Here Come the Space Tugs, Ready to Tidy Up Earth's Orbits

Here Come the Space Tugs, Ready to Tidy Up Earth's Orbits

Momentus will be one of the first to find out: The company announced today that its tug will launch aboard SpaceX’s first SmallSat Rideshare mission, sending a few customers to the Charlottes of space.

Even Physics Textbooks Tend to Get Friction Slightly Wrong

Even Physics Textbooks Tend to Get Friction Slightly Wrong

Let's consider a very basic physics problem involving pushing a block with a frictional force .Let's use these two ideas for some simple physics cases and see what happens.Here is the momentum principle (in 1-D):Rhett AllainNow let's use this.

The Twisty Physics of Simone Biles' Historic Triple-Double

The Twisty Physics of Simone Biles' Historic Triple-Double

Once she's in the air, Simone's center of mass will move along with a constant speed—with the same horizontal velocity at which she was running before the jump.A twist is a rotation of the human body about an axis that runs from head to feet.

Fact-Check the Physics of Captain America Hammering Thanos

Fact-Check the Physics of Captain America Hammering Thanos

If this interaction force is the only force acting on our two humanoids for the same amount of time, Captain America's change in momentum will be exactly opposite that of Thanos.

Robert Mueller's Work Is Done. Now It's Congress's Turn

Robert Mueller's Work Is Done. Now It's Congress's Turn

During close to six hours of Mueller’s testimony before two committees, House Democrats learned the hard way that you can lead a special counsel to an impeachment hearing, but you can’t make him testify.

How to Shoot Stellar Slow-Motion Video on Your Phone

How to Shoot Stellar Slow-Motion Video on Your Phone

Many phones let you record HD video (1080p) at even higher frame rates: 240 fps slo-mo has become pretty common among premium devices, like the Pixel 3, the OnePlus 7 Pro, and the Galaxy S9.

Depth of Field: Alex Morgan and the Politics of Women in Celebration

Depth of Field: Alex Morgan and the Politics of Women in Celebration

Depth of Field: Alex Morgan and the Politics of Women in Celebration. The US women’s soccer team forward scored in the team’s semifinal win over England. Catherine Ivill’s photograph of US women’s soccer team forward Alex Morgan is one such moment.

Adam Savage on Lists, More Lists, and the Power of Checkboxes

Adam Savage on Lists, More Lists, and the Power of Checkboxes

As I move through the day building out my top scope, I keep crossing off each item in turn, and as the list of checkboxes starts to color in, I can see, in a physical, graphical form, how I’m doing.

Fortnite Now Has Reboot Vans to Respawn Your Dead Teammates

Fortnite Now Has Reboot Vans to Respawn Your Dead Teammates

Fortnite got a new respawn update this week. This week we've got news about Fortnite , PlayStation IDs, and the coolest fighting game moment ever. A New Perspective on One of the Greatest Fighting Game Moments of All Time.

While You Were Offline: The Internet Will Forever Fight Over the Mueller Report

While You Were Offline: The Internet Will Forever Fight Over the Mueller Report

What Happened: For those hoping to see what Robert Mueller and his team actually put in the report themselves, instead of the attorney general's summary, you might be in for a long wait.

Our 11 Favorite Matrix Scenes, Ranked

Our 11 Favorite Matrix Scenes, Ranked

The effect, created by placing cameras in a 360-degree circle around the action and then stitching their images together in a way that makes viewers feel like they're moving around a slow-motion scene, popped up in quite a few fights.

Us Is About Ascending From Your Own Personal Hell

Us Is About Ascending From Your Own Personal Hell

It's what the film is rocketing towards from its start, a fated and fatal end point: a gruesomely poetic standoff between Adalaide and Red. It is also, to Peele's credit, a literal descent.

Reality Dating TV Still Has Some Growing Up to Do

Reality Dating TV Still Has Some Growing Up to Do

Reality dating TV wants to be a wilder thing, messy and mesmerizing, more reflective of the times. Dating Around rejects all the usual tropes of the genre. That is what gives Dating Around such a strange magnetism: It rejects all the usual tropes of the genre.

Russian Hackers Go From Foothold to Full-On Breach in 19 Minutes

Russian Hackers Go From Foothold to Full-On Breach in 19 Minutes

Analyzing more than 30,000 attempted breaches in 2018 the company says it detected across its customer base, Crowdstrike measured the time from hackers' initial moment of intrusion to when they began to expand their access, jumping to other machines or escalating their privileges within a victim network to gain more visibility and control.

Opportunity Rover Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Opportunity Rover Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

(They were, however, very poetic.) What Really Happened: A 15-year space mission finally came to an end last week when NASA announced that it had given up attempts to re-establish contact with Mars rover Opportunity after it fell silent last summer following a dust storm.

The Fallout of the Activision Layoffs Will Last a While

The Fallout of the Activision Layoffs Will Last a While

Unity Might Be Going Public, Which Could Be Troubling for the Independent Developers Who Rely on Unity Unity Technologies, the company behind the incredibly popular Unity game engine, might be up for an IPO in 2020, according to rumors rounded up by Variety .

Childish Gambino Made History at the Grammys

Childish Gambino Made History at the Grammys

Childish Gambino's History-Making Grammy Moment Childish Gambino, a.k.a. Atlanta 's Donald Glover, made history last night, becoming the first artist to win Record of the Year and Song of the Year for a hip-hop song, "This Is America." Glover wasn't on-hand to accept the awards.

From 'Minding the Gap' to 'Hale County,' We're in a New Age of Documentaries

From 'Minding the Gap' to 'Hale County,' We're in a New Age of Documentaries

When the Academy Award nominations were announced Tuesday, I found comfort amid the nominees for Best Documentary—alongside Liu’s transformative portrait of abuse was Hale County This Morning, This Evening , director RaMell Ross’s impressionistic meditation on black southern life in Selma, Alabama.

How Does Photography Affect You? We Tried to Find Out

How Does Photography Affect You? We Tried to Find Out

None of it may make you a better picture-taker, but it might just help you understand what a camera can do to your mind and your emotions.

Barry Jenkins' New Movie and the Future of Black Filmmaking

Barry Jenkins' New Movie and the Future of Black Filmmaking

If Beale Street Could Talk's Barry Jenkins on the Future of Filmmaking"Progress has been made,” says the director about the state of black cinema in 2018, “and it's going to be sustained."Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesBefore our conversation even begins, Barry Jenkins coughs up an apology.

Google's Algorithm Isn't Biased, It's Just Not Human

Google's Algorithm Isn't Biased, It's Just Not Human

And at Tuesday's questioning of Pichai by the House Judiciary Committee, a string of Republicans hit their cues, insisting that the negative results from a Google search of their names or favored legislation must have been personally typed out by vengeful programmers in far-left California.Noam Cohen is an Ideas contributor at WIRED, a writer living in Brooklyn, and the author of The Know-It-Alls: The Rise of Silicon Valley as a Political Powerhouse and Social Wrecking Ball.Pichai patiently explained what an algorithm was and how Google’s algorithm had no reason to offend Republicans.

Security News This Week: There's Nothing Cruller Than a Dunkin' Donuts Hack

Security News This Week: There's Nothing Cruller Than a Dunkin' Donuts Hack

It's unclear whether either effort proved successful but they do indicate that the agency has become increasingly bold in its techniques to target online adversaries.A Popular Massage Site Exposes Over 300,000 User RecordsPopular startup Urban Massage apparently left its entire customer database exposed on the open web recently, which included names, email addresses, and phone numbers of clients.

TikTok Is a Short-Form Monetized Musical Meme Machine

TikTok Is a Short-Form Monetized Musical Meme Machine

TikTok isn’t offering a new service and then scrambling to monetize it, it’s cashing in on a culture other platforms frown upon.Lip syncing and dancing along to popular music is fan behavior with longevity.

Spotify's Year-End Ads Highlight the Weird and Wonderful

Spotify's Year-End Ads Highlight the Weird and Wonderful

In particular this year we’ve made sure to tell universal stories that aggregate data, versus highlighting individuals,” says June Sauvaget, Spotify’s global head of consumer marketing.To further allay privacy concerns, all of the data used in Wrapped comes from public playlists, already discoverable on the platform.

How to Deconstruct a Football Tackle With Physics

How to Deconstruct a Football Tackle With Physics

This says that the total force on an object (or football player) is equal to the rate of change of momentum. I can find that Thompson force by looking at his change in momentum in that same time interval.

The Expanse Gets Artificial Gravity Right in This Neat Trick

The Expanse Gets Artificial Gravity Right in This Neat Trick

With no thrust, Jim and Naomi lose their artificial gravity and start floating off the gangway. When the artificial gravity ended, they were still pushing for a short time and this increased their momentum upward.Once they are moving away from the gangway, Jim does something rude.

How That Magical Jack Dorsey–Alex Jones Photo Happened

How That Magical Jack Dorsey–Alex Jones Photo Happened

"It's a rare thing to be alone on an island with such a dramatic scene developing in front of you," Mahaskey says.His photograph records a tight web of figures, their gestures and expressions so intense as to seem exaggerated, like those of characters in a play.

World Shipping Industry Agrees to Reduce Carbon Emissions 50% by 2050

World Shipping Industry Agrees to Reduce Carbon Emissions 50% by 2050

Shipping and aviation are two sectors that were not covered by the United Nations climate agreement, a deal struck in Paris in 2015 to cap global warming at "well under" 2.0 degrees Celsius by the end of this century.