Gravity Could Solve Clean Energy’s One Major Drawback

Gravity Could Solve Clean Energy’s One Major Drawback

As each block descends, the motors that lift the blocks start spinning in reverse, generating electricity that courses through the thick cables running down the side of the crane and onto the power grid.

Hurricane Ida: What It'll Take for New Orleans to Restore Power

Hurricane Ida: What It'll Take for New Orleans to Restore Power

Those repeated disasters mean that utilities have a recovery playbook for storms like Ida. But knowing what order to run those plays in depends entirely on the unique conditions left behind by each hurricane—which regions remain inaccessible for days due to flooding, and which specific components of the system need extensive repairs.

One Small Fix Would Curb Stingray Surveillance

One Small Fix Would Curb Stingray Surveillance

Stingrays derive their power by pretending to be cell towers, tricking nearby devices into connecting to them instead of the real thing.Without confirming that a cell tower is genuine, devices could wind up connecting to any rogue base station that's set up to broadcast system information messages.

Automated Solar Arrays Could Help Incinerate Global Warming

Automated Solar Arrays Could Help Incinerate Global Warming

Gross says such efficiency can deliver heat 20 percent more cheaply than fossil fuels can.Gross is also building a receiver that can handle temperatures above 2,700 degrees.

The Hidden Gems of Apple Arcade

The Hidden Gems of Apple Arcade

Best of all, Tangle Tower is adapted perfectly to play on a phone, with simple controls allowing for easy navigation, inventory management, and puzzle solving.Over the Alps provides that kind of spy experience, set against a backdrop of World War II intrigue and told engagingly though postcards sent to your confidant.

Depth of Field: The Shared Memory of One World Trade Center

Depth of Field: The Shared Memory of One World Trade Center

The 104-floor building, the tallest in the US (1,776 feet not including its antenna), is, too, a story of despair and resilience and glamour.WIRED's New York offices are located in the building, which is home to Conde Nast's headquarters.

The Rock That Vibrates in Time With Earth, Wind, and Waves

The Rock That Vibrates in Time With Earth, Wind, and Waves

The research team has an entire webpage devoted to its seismic recordings of the natural resonances (vibrations) that come out of the Utah arches.

Hackers Could Decrypt Your GSM Phone Calls

Hackers Could Decrypt Your GSM Phone Calls

"We spent a lot of time looking at the standards and reading the implementations and reverse engineering what the key exchange process looks like," BlackBerry's Murray says.

Watch Peregrine Falcons Live

Watch Peregrine Falcons Live

Enjoy this peregrine nest cam at Camas National Wildlife Refuge. “From up there, you can understand why the falcons like it,” says Delwiche, Friends of Camas board member. Nest cams in cities across the nation show well-fed peregrine chicks feasting on pigeon.

Now Amazon Is Nixing a Seattle Expansion, Too

Now Amazon Is Nixing a Seattle Expansion, Too

The quick reversal came after Amazon, which employs around 45,000 people in the city, halted the construction of a new building and threatened to not occupy space it had leased in the planned Rainier Square tower because of the tax.

A Robot Teaches Itself to Play Jenga. But This Is No Game

A Robot Teaches Itself to Play Jenga. But This Is No Game

“It knows what the blocks look like and where they are, but it doesn't really understand how they interact with each other,” says MIT roboticist Nima Fazeli, lead author on the new paper.