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Nov 23, 2020

Yes, Chef: Here Are the Year's Best Cookbooks
We're all cooking more than ever in 2020. These six selections offer some new kitchen adventures.

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Nov 23, 2020

This Squishy 3D-Printed Human Heart Feels Like the Real Thing
A clever technique allows scientists to scan a heart and reconstruct it in a soup of gelatin. It's like making jello, only way more useful for surgeons.

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Nov 23, 2020

25 Amazing Gift Ideas Under $25
Just because these gifts are cheap doesn't mean they're not totally awesome.

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Nov 23, 2020

Congress Is Eyeing Face Recognition, and Companies Want a Say
Amazon and Microsoft have hired lobbyists. So too have airlines, retailers, wireless carriers, and cruise operators.

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Nov 23, 2020

This Bluetooth Attack Can Steal a Tesla Model X in Minutes
The company is rolling out a patch today for the vulnerabilities, which allowed one researcher to break into one in 90 seconds and drive away.

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Nov 23, 2020

The Glitched-Out Sound and Spontaneous Rise of 100 Gecs
On this week's episode of Get WIRED, we're lending our feed to The Pitchfork Review for a conversation with the figureheads of hyperpop.

Wired News
Nov 23, 2020

The Last, ‘Ultra-Cold' Mile for Covid-19 Vaccines
Two vaccines are nearly here—but their unusual storage requirements could deprive the rural areas that need them most. A tech fix might be coming.

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Nov 23, 2020

The Surface Laptop Go Is Great—If You Can Get Past Its Screen
Microsoft's most affordable laptop is a great machine for simple tasks, but it skimps out on the thing you'll stare at the most.

Wired News
Nov 22, 2020

Google Is Testing End-to-End Encryption in Android Messages
For now, the security measure will be available only to people using the beta version of the app.

Wired News
Nov 22, 2020

The 13 Best Gifts for the PC Gamer in Your Life
It's dangerous to go alone, take this.

Wired News
Nov 22, 2020

Physicists Pin Down the Nuclear Reaction After the Big Bang
The newly measured rate of a key nuclear fusion process that forged the first atomic nuclei matches the picture of the universe 380,000 years later.

Wired News
Nov 22, 2020

Here's Every Good Black Friday Deal on Amazon Devices—So Far
Get your Prime on with our favorite deals on Fire tablets, Echo speakers, Kindles, and more.

Wired News
Nov 22, 2020

Nintendo Has One Decent Switch Deal for Black Friday
The sometimes elusive console is back in stock and bundled with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and three months of Switch Online.

Wired News
Nov 21, 2020

Overcoming Vaccine Skepticism Starts in the Community
Many of the communities most vulnerable to Covid-19 are the ones least willing to get a vaccine. Convincing them may require a peer-to-peer approach.

Wired News
Nov 21, 2020

Secret Service Investigates 700 Cases of Covid Relief Fraud
Ransomware as a service, exposed SMS photos, and more of the week's top security news.

Wired News
Nov 21, 2020

13 Smart STEM Toys for the Techie Kids in Your Life
We found more than a dozen math-filled and science-rich toys for tiny nerds to disassemble, set on fire, and then rebuild.

Wired News
Nov 21, 2020

Climate Change Is Intensifying the Tsunami Threat in Alaska
As glaciers retreat and permafrost thaws, massive landslides threaten coastal communities. Those, in turn, could trigger giant sea waves.

Wired News
Nov 21, 2020

This Lower-Cost Roomba Needs Some Navigation Help
This is iRobot's cheapest robot vacuum with automatic dirt disposal. But it also sacrifices some key navigational features.

Wired News
Nov 21, 2020

What the EU Gets Right—and the US Gets Wrong—About Antitrust
European regulators focus on how Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google use—and abuse-their vast stores of data to maintain advantages over rivals.

Wired News
Nov 21, 2020

23 Early Black Friday Deals You'll Want to Snag This Weekend
You don't have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving—or leave your house—to get in on these discounts.

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Nov 21, 2020

Masks Help, but We May Never Know How Much
The impact of face coverings is not just unknown, it's unknowable. Still, uncertainty should be no impediment to action.

Wired News
Nov 20, 2020

Pfizer Seeks Approval, the CDC Urges Restraint, and More News
Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

Wired News
Nov 20, 2020

Why Aren't There More Sci-Fi Movies About Dreams?
Classics like Inception and The Cell are at least a decade old.

Wired News
Nov 20, 2020

How Video Game Historians Resurrected Sega's Lost VR Headset
In 1993, the console maker's big plans for virtual reality fizzled. Now a team of preservationists is using emulation to bring them back.

Wired News
Nov 20, 2020

In Defense of Rockefeller Center's Ugly, Perfect Tree
The internet called it a metaphor for 2020. If that's true, then maybe it should be a beacon of hope for everyone.

Wired News
Nov 20, 2020

The Best iPhone 12 Deals (and Which Model to Pick)
From the Mini to the Pro, we explain how Apple's latest phones differ, and where you can score the best deals.

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Nov 20, 2020

Pokémon Go Is Finally Raising Its Level Cap
The upcoming "Beyond" update will bring 10 additional levels plus new Pokémon and a seasons system.

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Nov 20, 2020

The Tenuous Promise of the Substack Dream
Plus: The threat of blogs, the balkanization of social media, and a new record for America's mayor.

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Nov 20, 2020

Google Photos Storage Is Changing. Here Are Your Best Options
Google's unlimited free storage is going away, but that doesn't mean you're stuck. Here are alternatives for fast, flexible photo storage on all of your devices.

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Nov 20, 2020

A Solar-Powered Rocket Might Be Our Interstellar Ticket
The idea for solar thermal propulsion has been around for decades, but researchers tapped by NASA just conducted a first test.

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Nov 20, 2020

All Hail the Electric Bicycle
This week, we talk about ebikes' recent upgrades, and we offer tips for those curious about riding one.

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Nov 20, 2020

Facebook Is Going After Its Critics in the Name of Privacy
The company wants to shut down an academic study of political ad targeting, just as it prepares to reinstate targeted political ads.

Wired News
Nov 20, 2020

Iowa's Covid Wave and the Limits of Personal Responsibility
Until Monday, the governor urged Iowans to "do the right thing" but kept businesses open and masks optional. Now cases are surging and hospitals are filling up.

Wired News
Nov 20, 2020

Robots Invade the Construction Site
Boosted by advances in sensors and artificial intelligence, a new generation of machines is automating a tech-averse industry.

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Nov 20, 2020

The Future of Work: ‘Remembrance,' by Lexi Pandell
"Having no consciousness at all, surrendering to the dark nothingness of death, was better than existing with a partial one."

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Nov 20, 2020

This Pandemic Must Be Seen
If we could watch what's really going on in hospitals, there would be no more complacency.

Wired News
Nov 20, 2020

The US Could Soon Ban the Selling of Carrier-Locked Phones
Carrier lock-in was recently prohibited in the UK. If it finally happens here next year too, consumer advocates say the move would give users more flexibility and choice.

Wired News
Nov 19, 2020

Putting 'Wonder Woman 1984' on HBO Max Is a Smart Move
It'll be a while before US theaters are back to full capacity. Offering the 'Wonder Woman' sequel on its streaming service is Warner Bros.' best option.

Wired News
Nov 19, 2020

What Will Happen to the Far-Right After Trump?
As president-elect Biden's inauguration approaches, experts are keeping an eye on extremist groups.

Wired News
Nov 19, 2020

A Facebook Messenger Flaw Could Have Let Hackers Listen In
The vulnerability was found through the company's bug bounty program, now in its tenth year.

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Nov 19, 2020

These Are the 10 Best Android Phones
Shopping for a new phone can be an ordeal. Let us take some of the pain out of it with these picks and tips.

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Nov 19, 2020

The Physics of Materials at Minus 80 Degrees Celsius
Pfizer's new vaccine has to be stored at extremely low temperatures. Here's how things work when it gets that cold.

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Nov 19, 2020

Apple Will Take a Smaller Cut of Some App Store Revenues
The App Store Small Business Program aims to improve the company's public image and its standing in antitrust battles.

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Nov 19, 2020

Conquer Your Watch Queue on Any Streaming Service
Don't get buried beneath all the new, original shows you want to enjoy. Here are some tips and tricks.

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Nov 19, 2020

Batch's Trusty E-Bike Won't Let You Down
This Bosch-powered electric bike doesn't look as elegant as its competitors, but it's more affordable and reliable.

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Nov 19, 2020

An Enormous Iceberg Is Headed for South Georgia Island—Again
If they collide, it could cause big problems for breeding penguins and seals by cutting off their access to the open sea.

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Nov 19, 2020

This GOP Lawmaker Denounced QAnon—and Fears for His Party
"There's a lot larger percentage in the Republican Party who believe there's a deep state coup or cabal than people might think."

Wired News
Nov 19, 2020

Watch Dogs: Legion Tackles Dystopia—That It's a Part Of
Developer Ubisoft points the finger at the underlying causes in the game, but stops short of naming and shaming. Because it'd have to shame itself, too.

Wired News
Nov 19, 2020

When AI Sees a Man, It Thinks 'Official.' A Woman? 'Smile'
A new paper renews concerns about bias in image recognition services offered by Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.

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Nov 19, 2020

Are Covid Patients Gasping ‘It Isn't Real' As They Die?
An ER nurse's anecdote of deranged denialism went viral. But when the media caught wind of the story, reporters didn't do their jobs.

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Nov 19, 2020

15 Early Black Friday Deals You'll Want to Snag Now
You don't have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving—or leave your house—to get in on these Black Friday deals.

Wired News
Nov 19, 2020

One Man's Search for the DNA Data That Could Save His Life
The genetic correlations that could help Bryce Olson find a drug that works against his cancer are a scattered mess. Why don't we have a better system for analyzing this kind of information?

Wired News
Nov 19, 2020

How a Medication for OCD Ended Up in a Covid-19 Trial
In a small study, the drug kept patients with mild symptoms from worsening. If it holds up in a larger test, it could help keep more people out of hospitals.

Wired News
Nov 18, 2020

'Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity' Is an Uneasy Mix of Two Very Different Worlds
Nintendo's highly anticipated hack-and-slash crossover misses too much of what makes Zelda: Breath of the Wild a masterpiece.

Wired News
Nov 18, 2020

16 Stress-Relieving Gifts to Make 2020 More Bearable
Everyone could use a break right now. These picks will bring peace to the mind, body, and home.

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Nov 18, 2020

Ghostery's Making a Privacy Browser—and Ad-Free Search Engine
The tracker-blocking company will soon launch a privacy-friendly desktop browser as well.

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Nov 18, 2020

Ghostery's New Search Engine Will Be Entirely Ad-Free
The tracker-blocking company will soon launch a privacy-friendly desktop browser as well.

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Nov 18, 2020

Marissa Mayer's Next Act Is Here
The former Yahoo CEO wants to build a better address book on your phone. Does anyone want it?

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Nov 18, 2020

Telegram Still Hasn't Removed an AI Bot That's Abusing Women
A deepfake bot has been generating explicit, non-consensual images on the platform. The researchers who found it say their warnings have been ignored.

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Nov 18, 2020

DoorDash Shows Delivery Can Be Profitable—in a Pandemic
Can the app-based services survive once restaurants reopen and diners aren't sequestered in their homes?

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Nov 18, 2020

Google Nest Audio Packs Great Sound and Smarts for Just $100
If Assistant is your jam, then this mid-sized smart speaker is one of the best around.

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Nov 18, 2020

Can You Get Covid-19 on an Airplane? Yeah, Probably
As usual, a lack of good data makes evaluating the risk of getting the virus on a flight hard to calculate. It's probably low. It's definitely not zero.

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Nov 18, 2020

Did a University Use Facial Recognition to ID Students?
University of Miami students accuse the campus police of using the software. Administrators deny it, but they had previously touted the capability.

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Nov 18, 2020

How to With John Wilson Is the Year's Best Nature Documentary
The new HBO docuseries is an observational marvel, capturing New York and its residents in vulnerable, honest moments. It's also very funny.

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Nov 18, 2020

Larry Brilliant: We'll Beat Covid—After We Go Through Hell
The epidemiologist calls it "the best of times and the worst of times," as good news on vaccines and testing coincides with a terrifying rise in cases.

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Nov 18, 2020

Stay Warm With These 15 Pre-Black Friday Outdoors Deals
Have fun outside this socially-distanced winter with our favorite deals from Patagonia, Solo Stove, and more.

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Nov 18, 2020

The Timelines of Our Lives
The plot of America is beginning to look a lot like those time travel stories in which society is just one squashed butterfly away from fascism.

Wired News
Nov 17, 2020

Firing Christopher Krebs Crosses a Line—Even for Trump
The president dismissed the widely respected cybersecurity agency director Tuesday night for pushing back against election disinformation.

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Nov 17, 2020

Forget Imposters. Among Us Is a Playground for Hackers
The blockbuster game of deception has security holes that let cheaters run wild.

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Nov 17, 2020

Forget Impostors. Among Us Is a Playground for Hackers
The blockbuster game of deception has security holes that let cheaters run wild.

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Nov 17, 2020

The Senate's Section 230 Discourse Keeps Getting Dumber
The latest congressional hearing with Facebook's and Twitter's CEOs was another parade of bad-faith arguments.

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Nov 17, 2020

Why Isn't Susan Wojcicki Getting Grilled By Congress?
YouTube is a major vector for election and other disinformation. But its CEO isn't with Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey on Capitol Hill today.

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Nov 17, 2020

‘One Person's Apocalypse Is Another Person's Day-to-Day'
Ling Ma talks to Xiaowei Wang, the author of Blockchain Chicken Farm—a mind-boggling survey of how technology is shaping economies across China.

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Nov 17, 2020

Apple's New MacBook Air With M1 Is a Huge Leap Forward
Ditching Intel has removed the shackles from the $999 laptop, unleashing a force to be reckoned with.

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Nov 17, 2020

Microsoft's Making a Secure PC Chip—With Intel and AMD's Help
The Pluton security processor will give the software giant an even more prominent role in locking down Windows hardware.

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Nov 17, 2020

How to Reduce (but Not Eliminate) Covid Risk at Gatherings
With a surge in cases, there is no safe way to travel or gather for Thanksgiving or Christmas. But if you must, here are some ways to lower your risk.

Wired News
Nov 17, 2020

The Best Noise-Canceling Headphones to Escape Reality
These over-ears and earbuds will add some serenity to your day.

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Nov 17, 2020

The Adorable, Against-All-Odds Charm of Zoo Tycoon
A thriving community of fans swap stories, strategies, and their own zoos every day—and keep this 2001 game alive in the most heartwarming way.

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Nov 17, 2020

These Rare Seeds Escaped Syria's War—to Help Feed the World
Conflict forced scientists to abandon a gene bank, but not before duplicating their last remnants of essential crops in the Svalbard vault on a remote Arctic island.

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Nov 17, 2020

Pathologic Hits Different During a Real Pandemic
One of the first quests in the 2005 survival game is to prove to the people in charge that a pandemic is real, so that they'll do something about it.

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Nov 17, 2020

Donald Trump Could Still Launch Nuclear Weapons at Any Time
The president's responsibility for the US nuclear arsenal is a Cold War anachronism. The Trump era shows why it needs reform.

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Nov 17, 2020

Death, Love, and the Solace of a Million Motorcycle Parts
To cope with the uncertainty and sadness around my mother-in-law's death, I set about building a four-cylinder superbike.

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Nov 17, 2020

The Art That Defied the Last Four, Terrible Years
My mind has slipped anxiously off books and movies since 2016. But as the credits roll on 2020, I'm ready to look back.

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Nov 17, 2020

The Few, the Tired, the Open Source Coders
The open source movement runs on the heroic efforts of not enough people doing too much work. They need help.

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Nov 17, 2020

Happy Little Instagram Feeds Don't Work in 2020
My Instagram feed remains as artsy and overfiltered as ever, an infinite grid of happy little squares. This, in 2020, is crisis-level denialism.

Wired News
Nov 17, 2020

Love the USPS? Join the Infrastructure Appreciation Society!
It's a good time to salute infrastructure, from the postal system to the CDC. Their often invisible work still needs to be tended—and honored.

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Nov 17, 2020

Wish List 2020: 45 Gift Ideas for Your Social Bubble and Beyond
From a modern-classic electric guitar to a wire-free VR headset, here are 45 options for spreading joy—and not Covid.

Wired News
Nov 16, 2020

How NASA Finds the Mass of the Dirt Grabbed From an Asteroid
Just how much material did OSIRIS-REx collect from Bennu? The method relies on something called the moment of inertia, and you can replicate it with a fan and a penny.

Wired News
Nov 16, 2020

17 Practical Gift Ideas for New Parents
From a booger buster to a videophone, these gifts make this amazing job just a little easier.

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Nov 16, 2020

2 Years After Its Debut, This Smart Oven Is Still Underdone
The Brava oven arrived with a splash in 2018. We've revisited it now that the guided cooking tech has had time to mature. Only it hasn't.

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Nov 16, 2020

A Lack of Transparency Is Undermining Pandemic Policy
Official guidance seems handed down from on high, rather than based on studies. That will make it harder to beat Covid-19.

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Nov 16, 2020

Ancient Dog DNA Reveals Their Enduring Connection With People
Genetic material from prehistoric dogs shows how early humans may have migrated with, bred, and cared for their canine companions.

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Nov 16, 2020

Can Pepe the Frog Ever Be Redeemed?
On this week's Get WIRED podcast, senior editor Angela Watercutter talks to the filmmakers behind the documentary Feels Good Man.

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Nov 16, 2020

Far Cry 5 Helped Me Escape Real Life, Until It Didn't
What started as just another game quickly became a soothing window to home—and all the ugliness that comes with it.

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Nov 16, 2020

What Happened to the Deepfake Threat to the Election?
Lawmakers and researchers had warned that videos altered using AI could disrupt the 2020 vote. But they didn't turn out to be a problem.

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Nov 16, 2020

Covid Threatens College Gains for Black and Latinx Students
Underrepresented students enrolled in higher education in historic numbers. But financial setbacks and the challenges of remote schooling may reverse any progress.

Wired News
Nov 16, 2020

Huawei, 5G, and the Man Who Conquered Noise
How an obscure Turkish scientist's obscure theoretical breakthrough helped the Chinese tech giant gain control of the future. US telecoms never had a chance.

Wired News
Nov 15, 2020

I Bricked My Computer With a BIOS Update. But There's Hope!
My slip-up could have meant the end of my PC. I managed to squirrel my way out of trouble, but the real lesson here is: Don't be me.

Wired News
Nov 15, 2020

Our 13 Favorite Headphones and Earbuds for $100 or Less
You can probably fill a football stadium with all the cheap headphones out there. We're here to help you pick the right pair.

Wired News
Nov 15, 2020

Computer Scientists Achieve the ‘Crown Jewel' of Cryptography
For years, a master tool called indistinguishability obfuscation seemed too good to be true. Three researchers have figured out that it can work.

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