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MAKING HISTORY • Do these images seem familiar? There’s a reason: they depict iconic moments in history, recreated in miniature by a pair of model-making artists, and photographed to emulate the original as closely as possible—but including the ‘making of’
PUTTING PRINCIPLES TO WORK • The Mimran brothers want to prove that doing good can also make for good business
THE GREAT CRYPTO-COP BRAIN-DRAIN • Policing the Wild West of blockchain scams, online coin exchanges and out-and-out crypto-criminality is going to get a lot harder, as veterans and experts exit the enforcement agencies and head to the private sector
SADDLE UP WITH THE (ELECTRIC) POWER RANGERS • An off-road e-bike designed in Sweden is helping to give Mozambique’s park rangers a stealthy advantage over poachers, while eliminating the need for fossil-fuel infrastructure in some of Africa’s most remote reserves
AUDIO, ORIGAMI AND ARCHITECTURE • In Budapest, birdsong and live musicians can merge thanks to Japanese designer Sou Fujimoto’s latest creation—a concert hall intended to melt into nature
POP-UP PODS FOR OFF-WORLD FARMING • Putting humans on Mars is all well and good—but what are they going to eat once they’ve settled in for the long haul? Interstellar Lab thinks it has the answer: growing crops in pop-up pods. And learning how to feed Martian colonists could also help us produce food here on Earth
FIGHTING FOR YOUR IDENTITY • A nascent Uyghur tech-scene in the Chinese province of Xinjiang has fallen victim to a cultural erasure that has scrubbed much of its presence from the internet. But activists are still speaking out
RECYCLED SPACE RACE: HOW MANY LAUNCHES DOES A BOOSTER LAST? • The Falcon 9 launch vehicle has revolutionized the way astronauts get to and from orbit—and all for the low, low price of $62m per lift-off. The secret? Reusable rockets
DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT COMES OF AGE • Investors are cultivating virtual property—from digital land-rights to spaceships and monsters
STARTUP DOWNFALLS • Three new books explore why fledgling companies flounder—and what founders can do about it
Mow smarter not harder with Husqvarna • With the finest smart-mowing technology to hand, you can unlock hours of free time while your lawn is kept in perfect condition—just let the latest in robotic mowers take care of the hard work, while you enjoy the results
CARBON IS THE NEW CASH CROP • Multispectral imaging can reveal all sorts of useful information about the world under our feet—including how much carbon is sequestered in the soil. And, with the right farming practices, it could soak up a whole load more
GROW BY KNOWING WHEN TO CHANGE DIRECTION • Ride-sharing and mobility firms rode out the Covid lockdowns by trimming operating costs and diversifying into services such as rapid grocery-delivery. Now the world is opening up once more and growth is back on the agenda. Markus Villig, CEO of Bolt, shares his survival tips
OBIT PLAYERS • Inside the online death economy, where opportunistic companies scrape websites for obituaries and publish their own versions, raking in traffic—and millions of dollars
WIRED World2022. • Preparation is everything. On sale now: our essential trends briefing for the year ahead, The WIRED World in 2022. Featuring predictions, intelligence and need-to-know insights sourced from the smartest minds in the WIRED network.
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