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Assignment: Impossible

Assignment: Impossible

Exploring the area between the unknown and the impossible.

Visions: A Familiar Face

In the series "Visions," science fiction about the very latest research will be paired with analysis looking into the facts behind the fiction. The goal is to marry ripped-from-the-headlines science fiction with analysis into the possibilities hinted at by new discoveries...

July 20, 2011 — Charles Q. Choi

Seven noteworthy entries from Too Hard For Science?

In honor of Wired playing catch-up with the last three months of "Too Hard For Science?" with a similar feature as their August cover story, I'm highlighting seven noteworthy entries from this series that have proven either popular or controversial or both...

July 19, 2011 — Charles Q. Choi

Welcome back to Too Hard For Science?

Welcome to the new home of "Too Hard For Science?" In this series, I interview scientists about ideas they would love to explore that they don't think could be investigated.

July 19, 2011 — Charles Q. Choi

A Modest Proposal: A Waterproof iPhone

In the series "A Modest Proposal," my colleagues and I will propose inventions and projects that I think are eminently doable and would love made real.

July 18, 2011 — Charles Q. Choi

Visions: No Worlds Left To Conquer

In the series "Visions," science fiction about the very latest research will be paired with analysis looking into the facts behind the fiction. The goal is to marry ripped-from-the-headlines science fiction with analysis into the possibilities hinted at by new discoveries...

July 13, 2011 — Charles Q. Choi

Welcome to Assignment: Impossible

Welcome, one and all, to Assignment: Impossible . My name is Charles Q. Choi, and I'm a frequent contributor to Scientific American whose stories have also appeared in The New York Times, Science, Nature, Wired, LiveScience and others.My goal as a journalist is to help readers explore the world in ways they might never get to otherwise...

July 5, 2011 — Charles Q. Choi

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