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Cybersecurty

Why Are Passwords Still a Thing?

Passwords aren't secure and they might never have been.
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6.27.19
CYBER

The Zuckerberg Deepfake Heard Around the World

The deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg was perhaps the biggest troll of Facebook in recent memory, but will it change anything?
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6.21.19
CYBER

The Politician Fighting The Spyware Industry

Outgoing Dutch member of European Parliament Maritieje Schaake tells us why spyware is as dangerous as an AK-47, but regulated less.
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6.7.19
Motherboard

An NYC Couple Keeps Getting Letters for Santa, So They Asked Facebook for Help

Miracle on 22nd Street.
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12.23.16
Motherboard

Click. Print. Gun. (Trailer)

Cody R. Wilson has figured out how to print a semi-automatic rifle from the comfort of his own home. Now he's putting all the information online so that others will join him. Our documentary 'Click. Print. Gun.' investigates this groundbreaking...
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3.20.13
Motherboard

The Space Suit Makers

We met two guys who are creating the next generation of space suits from scratch, something that has traditionally taken teams of people to achieve.
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2.12.13
Motherboard

Valley of the UFOs

We went to Hooper, Colorado (population: 105) to investigate some of the stranger things that have gone down there—from shooting stars to strange weather patterns to aliens descending to Earth in extraterrestrial space pods.
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1.29.13
Motherboard

The Space Composer

As we started planning the second season of our 'Spaced Out' series, we wanted to feature non-scientists thinking about the future of space. Enter composer Robert Alexander, who is helping NASA make new discoveries by turning raw data into music...
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1.16.13
Motherboard

Open Source Outer Space

Anyone with enough brains and balls can build their own rocket and fly it to space. Or at least that’s what the non-profit, open source space project Copenhagen Suborbitals wants the world to realize. They're determined to create the first homemade...
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12.18.12
Motherboard

Drone On

From military weapons expos in Jordan to idyllic California beaches, we caught up with the people who are building and selling unmanned aerial vehicles all over the world, and even convinced a few companies to let us take their flying spy robots for a...
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11.30.12
Motherboard

The Satellite Hunter

We went to Paris to interview premier amateur astrophotographer Thierry Legault about his new venture: tracking spy satellites. It’s a story of mutual surveillance, adept tracking, and one man’s quest to do things that nobody has done before.
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11.27.12
Motherboard

The Silent Dish

In 1956, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory was formed in Green Bank, West Virginia, and became the hotbed of radio astronomy in the United States. But now, with cell phones, wi-fi, toys, and even radio stations emitting radio waves, doing...
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9.28.12
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