Interpreter Breaks Down How Real-Time Translation Works | WIRED

From Wired. Conference interpreter Barry Slaughter Olsen explains what it’s really like to be a professional interpreter. Barry goes behind the scenes of his vocation, breaking down the many real-life scenarios he faces on a day-to-day basis. From simultaneous and consecutive interpretation to chuchotage and décalage, take a peek behind what it really takes to…

Smosh Answers the Web’s Most Searched Questions | WIRED

From Wired. Ian Hecox, Mari Takahashi, and Courtney Miller of Smosh answer the web’s most searched questions about Smosh and themselves. Is Ian Hecox related to Abraham Lincoln? How did Mari Takahashi chip her tooth? What breed is Courtney Miller’s dog? The folks from Smosh answer all these questions, and more! Smosh is the biggest…

Machine Learning: Living in the Age of AI | A WIRED Film

From Wired. “Machine Learning: Living in the Age of AI,” examines the extraordinary ways in which people are interacting with AI today. Hobbyists and teenagers are now developing tech powered by machine learning and WIRED shows the impacts of AI on schoolchildren and farmers and senior citizens, as well as looking at the implications that…

What are the Limits of Human Endurance? | WIRED

From Wired. To find just how far the human body can be pushed researchers studied athletes who ran six marathons a week over months and compared their energy intake and expenditure data to those of other athletes, workers, and pregnant women. WIRED’s Robbie Gonzalez talks with study author Herman Pontzer of Duke University about the…

Meet the First College Students to Launch a Rocket Into Space | WIRED

From Wired. A team from the University of Southern California’s Rocket Propulsion Laboratory became the first student team to launch a rocket into space. WIRED’s Arielle Pardes spoke with Neil Tewksbury, the team’s Lead Operations Officer, about what it took to make it happen. Read more of the team’s story on WIRED.com: https://www.wired.com/story/a-rocket-built-by-students-reached-space-for-the-first-time/ Still haven’t…

Why Your Brain Thinks This Water Is Spiralling | Science Of Illusions | WIRED

From Wired. WIRED’s Robbie Gonzalez visits with Stanford neuroscientist David Eagleman to learn about illusions showing water that appears to stand still or float upward, wheels that appear to move backwards, and more. Check out some longer versions of these illusions here! Spinning dots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XpHTWsgbCc Spinning dots with mirror: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXGorsw6hQE Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED…

Why It’s Almost Impossible to Solve a Rubik’s Cube in Under 3 Seconds | WIRED

From Wired. The current world record for solving a Rubik’s cube is 3.47 seconds. Could it be faster? WIRED’s Robbie Gonzalez explores the mind-boggling math and finger-twisting world of speed cubing. Read more on this story from Robbie on WIRED.com: https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-solve-a-rubiks-cube-in-5-seconds-or-less/ Here are some links for some of the information and cubers we consulted: World…

Neuroscientist Explains ASMR’s Effects on the Brain & The Body | WIRED

From Wired. ASMR, Slime, and other Oddly Satisfying videos are enormously popular online, but we know surprisingly little about the body’s responses that keep us wanting — and watching — more. WIRED’s Louise Matsakis spoke with psychologist and neuroscientist Nick Davis, who co-authored one of the first studies about ASMR. Read more about ASMR, Slime…

How to Create a Language: Dothraki Inventor Explains | WIRED

From Wired. David J. Peterson, the language creator for HBO’s Game of Thrones, explains how to go about creating a fictional language. David breaks down how he constructed the Dothraki and Valyrian languages, and shows us what you need to think about when creating a language of your own. Read about Game of Thrones on…

Scientist Explains Why Dogs Can Smell Better Than Robots | WIRED

From Wired. Dogs can smell explosives like landmines, and detect medical conditions including seizures, diabetes, and many forms of cancer — with up to 98% accuracy. Inventor Andreas Mershin wants to replicate that — and put a nose in every cell phone. WIRED’s Emily Dreyfuss spoke with Mershin to find out why that’s easier said…

Charles Melton Answers the Web’s Most Searched Questions | WIRED

From Wired. The Sun is Also a Star and Riverdale actor Charles Melton takes the WIRED Autocomplete Interview and answers the internet’s most searched questions about himself. Who is Charles Melton dating? Can Charles speak Korean? Can he sing?? Charles answers all these questions and more! The Sun is Also a Star is in theaters…