Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Camp Fire: The Terrifying Science Behind California’s Massive Blaze

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Camp Fire: The Terrifying Science Behind California’s Massive Blaze

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It used to be that fires destroyed exurbs or scattered enclaves. Now they plow through cities.JOSH EDELSON/Getty ImagesIt used to be that fires destroyed exurbs or scattered enclaves. Now they plow through cities.JOSH EDELSON/Getty ImagesEditor’s note: This is a developing story about California’s Camp Fire, Hill Fire, and Woolsey Fire. We will update it as…

The Terrifying Lessons of a Pandemic Simulation

The Terrifying Lessons of a Pandemic Simulation

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I was in the ballroom of the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, D.C., when the worst pandemic since the 1918 Spanish flu broke out. On cable news, there were reports of four hundred confirmed cases, mostly clustered in Frankfurt, Germany, but with infected individuals reported as far afield as Tokyo, Kabul, and Caracas. Brow furrowed, eyes…