Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Ants Never Get Stuck in Traffic Jams. Here’s Why

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Ants Never Get Stuck in Traffic Jams. Here’s Why

Ants are notoriously much better than humans at organizing their collective traffic flow when foraging for food, but how they manage to do so isn’t fully understood. Even in dense, crowded conditions, ant colonies still manage to maintain a smooth and efficient traffic flow, primarily by adjusting their behavior to adapt to changing circumstances, according…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Why I’ve Never Mixed Weed With Virtual Reality

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Why I’ve Never Mixed Weed With Virtual Reality

VR and cannabis might seem like natural complements, but to combine them strips both of their transformative power.Getty ImagesWhen I was 17 years old, two things held particular sway over my imagination. One of them was virtual reality. Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash and the movie Lawnmower Man both came out that year, and while I…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired It’s Never Too Late to Be a Reader Again

Hexbyte Tech News Wired It’s Never Too Late to Be a Reader Again

The next time you put down a book, remember this: it’s not you. It’s not the book, either. (OK, maybe it’s the book.) It’s the timing.Matthieu Spohn/Getty ImagesThe next time you put down a book, remember this: it’s not you. It’s not the book, either. (OK, maybe it’s the book.) It’s the timing.Matthieu Spohn/Getty ImagesIt…

You’ve Never Seen Waves Like This Before

You’ve Never Seen Waves Like This Before

Photographer Rachael Talibart grew up in West Essex, on England’s southeast coast and often went sailing on her father’s sailboat in the summer. Her fascination with the sea continued when she became a photographer and her new series Sirens reflects that. Each image is named after a mythological-esque figure. This one is called Niobe. As…