Sunday, November 29, 2020
Gravity, Gizmos, and a Grand Theory of Interstellar Travel

Gravity, Gizmos, and a Grand Theory of Interstellar Travel

From the start, Mach’s principle was a controversial addendum to general relativity. Some of Einstein’s contemporaries, especially the Dutch mathematician Willem de Sitter, labored to show that his concept of...
How to Outrun a Dinosaur

How to Outrun a Dinosaur

The incredibly powerful, long-legged Tyrannosaurus was slow for the same mathematical reason its demise in the mine shaft was so eruptive. Like surface area, bone strength only squares in strength...
The Country Is Reopening. I’m Still on Lockdown

The Country Is Reopening. I’m Still on Lockdown

My partner and I always drove to the hospital together. Every three weeks, for the past six months, we parked near the block-wide building, rode the elevator to the fifth...
A Virtual DJ, a Drone, and an All-Out Zoom Wedding

A Virtual DJ, a Drone, and an All-Out Zoom Wedding

It was supposed to be a magical destination wedding. Jenny Cooper and Sean Steuer, who live in Los Angeles, had invited 120 people to join them at the Hyatt Ziva...
The Stockbrokers Of Magic: The Gathering Play for Keeps

The Stockbrokers Of Magic: The Gathering Play for Keeps

Craig Chapman could not stop gambling. As often as he could, between shifts at his job as a support officer for the Australian Department of Transport and Main Roads, Chapman...
One Woman's Instagram-Fueled Ascent to ‘Boss Lady Status’

One Woman's Instagram-Fueled Ascent to ‘Boss Lady Status’

For New Orleans entrepreneur Jesseca Dupart, social media isn't just a tool for building her business—it's a platform for inspiring other black women to do the same.  Source: One Woman's...
In One Hospital, Finding Humanity in an Inhuman Crisis

In One Hospital, Finding Humanity in an Inhuman Crisis

Doctors, nurses, and technicians at the University of Michigan Hospital are coping with fear, exhaustion, and the risk of illness as they face the rising tide of Covid-19. Source: In...

The Devastating Decline of a Brilliant Young Coder

Lee Holloway programmed internet security firm Cloudflare into being. Then he became apathetic, distant, and unpredictable—for a long time, no one could make sense of it. Source: The Devastating Decline...
Mark Warner Takes on Big Tech and Russian Spies

Mark Warner Takes on Big Tech and Russian Spies

In mid-November, as his House colleagues on Capitol Hill were consumed with questions about Ukraine and impeachment, Senator Mark Warner took to CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss what he saw...
Inside the Feds’ Battle Against Huawei

Inside the Feds’ Battle Against Huawei

Gradually, Huawei’s success in the developing world opened up doors in more advanced economies. Edward Zhou, who started as an engineer in 1996 and is now vice president of global...

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