Adam Savage reacting to a 400-pound super-mech is just the best

So Wired brought a 400 pound, 9.5-foot-tall robot mech to Comic-Con. Born out of a collaboration between Stan Winston School and Legacy Effects (the same people behind the armor in Pacific Rim and Iron Man) it's... impressive, to say the least – something this reaction from Mythbuster's Adam Savage makes abundantly… » 7/19/13 1:20pm 7/19/13 1:20pm

Paolo Bacigalupi: Science fiction "thrives at uncertainty points, when…

Wind-Up Girl author Paolo Bacigalupi's essay over at Wired is both a must read and a quick read. The essay is mostly about how Cyberpunk saved science fiction by shaking up the complacent view of the future that had dominated for decades — but then he broadens out into a more general theory of science fiction as a… » 6/20/12 4:43pm 6/20/12 4:43pm

A Decisive Solution to Internet Spammers

Arctic Rising author Tobias Buckell has a new story in the first issue of a "multigenre fiction and comics magazine" called Fireside — and you can read the whole thing online at Wired. In "Press Enter to Execute," a hired gun is taking a very radical approach to the people who flood your email inbox with spam. Until… » 4/17/12 1:57pm 4/17/12 1:57pm

BBC America commissions two new shows from the creators of The Fades

The Fades caught us off guard with its surprisingly fast-paced and unconventional apocalyptic storytelling, but there's no word on a second season yet. But there's other news, which might turn out to be even better: BBC America has commissioned the show's production company, Clerkenwell Films, to create two brand new… » 2/28/12 4:42pm 2/28/12 4:42pm

Detailed Military Specs On How To Stop A Rampaging Monster In Your Town

If a 500 foot tall monster invaded your city, would you know how to stop it? Luckily, Wired has not one but two extremely detailed posts telling you what sort of military specs and maneuvers would probably work best against an enormous beastie. Of course, robotics expert Daniel Wilson already told us that we just need… » 3/04/08 8:40am 3/04/08 8:40am