Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired DNA Tests Could Help Docs Detect Infectious Diseases Like Typhus Faster

Hexbyte Tech News Wired DNA Tests Could Help Docs Detect Infectious Diseases Like Typhus Faster

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Hospitals are beginning to turn to genetic sequencing services to identify the pathogens making patients sick.Chris Ryan/Getty ImagesEarly last spring, as flu season hit its peak, a woman checked into a Houston hospital with all the familiar symptoms: fever, headache, a grating cough. A chest x-ray revealed an infection engulfing her lungs. Doctors hooked her…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Google’s CEO Says Tests of Censored Chinese Search Engine Turned Out Great

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Google’s CEO Says Tests of Censored Chinese Search Engine Turned Out Great

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai, right, says the potential to expose the world to more information is guiding the company’s push into China.Amy LombardGoogle’s internal tests developing a censored search engine in China have been very promising, CEO Sundar Pichai said on stage on Monday as part of the WIRED 25 Summit.“It turns out we’ll be…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired NASA Tests a Plane That Is Very, Very Quietn

Hexbyte Tech News Wired NASA Tests a Plane That Is Very, Very Quietn

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Flying has made the world a smaller place. If you have the money, it’s now possible to commute between coasts for work or traverse the planet on vacation. But that freedom comes at another cost—pollution. Airplanes emit greenhouse gasses, which contribute to climate change (to the point where some universities are asking scientists not to…