Mike Wehner, BGR

Mike Wehner

BGR

Wisconsin, United States

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Recent:
  • BGR
Past:
  • The Daily Dot
  • Engadget

Recent articles by Mike:

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Crazy new smartphone app listens to your cough to diagnose coronavirus

Scientists built a web-based app that listens to your voice and the sound of your cough to determine the likelihood that you have a coronavirus infection. → Read More

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NASA’s Perseverance rover got some sweet new wheels

NASA's Perseverance rover got some gorgeous new wheels. The wheels are different from those of the Curiosity rover, and will play a pivotal role in ensuring the robot can traverse the Martian landscape with ease. Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. → Read More

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Someone paid $5.6 million for an actual rocket in China

An unidentified bidder spent $5.6 to buy an actual rocket and launch services on the Chinese auction site Taobao. The auction includes the rocket, launch services, access to the launch site, and even a custom paint job on the rocket itself. → Read More

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Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus, has a dry cough

A tiger in New York City tested positive for novel coronavirus after coming into contact with a zoo staff member who had COVID-19. The tiger, a four-year-old female, presented symptoms typical of COVID-19, including a dry cough. → Read More

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We’re all living like astronauts now

NASA's Jessica Meir reveals what astronauts do to stay healthy and upbeat during long stints of isolation. The coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to live a little bit more like astronauts, so taking Meir's tips to heart might be a good way to go. → Read More

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People from these 15 states are at the highest risk of coronavirus complications

New data shows that residents of 15 states are at the highest risk of serious COVID-19 complications. Data based on age and other health-related risk factors provides a detailed glimpse at which states face the biggest challenges. → Read More

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NASA’s bringing the worm back

NASA has revived a classic logo and will use it again for the upcoming SpaceX Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station. The red, wavy logo is dubbed "the worm," and it's instantly recognizable as a piece of NASA history. → Read More

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Mike Wehner – Page 412 –

Mike Wehner has reported on technology and video games for the past decade, covering breaking news and trends in VR, wearables, smartphones, and future tech. Most recently, Mike served as Tech Editor at The Daily Dot, and has been featured in USA Today, Time.com, and countless other web and print outlets. His love of reporting is second only to his gaming addiction. → Read More

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These mating flies have been doing the nasty for 41 million years

Mating flies frozen in time were found encased in amber for the past 41 million years. The flies, still locked in their mating pose, were swallowed up by tree sap which then hardened into protective amber that preserved them and made it possible for paleontologists to study them. → Read More

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SpaceX Starship prototype explodes during pressure testing

SpaceX Starship prototype SN3 was destroyed during a pressure test early this morning, producing a massive cloud of steam before the vehicle crumpled and collapsed. → Read More

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Dr. Fauci says every state should be sheltering in place

Dr. Anthony Fauci is frustrated that stay-at-home orders haven't been issued across every state in the US. Fauci, one of the country's top infectious disease experts and a member of the White House task force working on the coronavirus outbreak, says everyone should be staying home if at al... → Read More

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Game-changing 2-minute coronavirus test’s FDA approval was false

A rapid-result coronavirus antibody test that supposedly gained FDA approval had not actually been approved by the FDA at the time of the company's announcement. → Read More

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope shows off its shiny new mirror

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope takes one big step towards eventually being cleared for launch by arranging its mirror array. The telescope's current launch date is 2021, but that may change as the coronavirus pandemic has forced a reduction in the workforce. → Read More

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2020 hurricane forecast predicts 16 storms, 4 major hurricanes

Weather scientists are predicting a total of 16 significant storms during the Atlantic hurricane season, along with four major storms of category 3 to 5. The four largest storms will produce winds of at least 111 mph, which is more than enough to cause widespread damage to coastal cities. → Read More

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The coronavirus pandemic made the entire Earth quieter

Coronavirus lockdown measures have forced daily life to change, and that means humans are making less noise on Earth. With less traffic and other human movements, seismologists are noticing huge dips in the amount of background seismic noise in their readings. → Read More

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The EPA’s latest coronavirus warning is about flushing the toilet

The Environmental Protection Agency is begging Americans to avoid flushing disinfectant wipes and other types of cleaning materials with pre-applied chemicals and cleaners. → Read More

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Is coronavirus more dangerous for smokers and vapers?

Smoking has been proven to damage lungs and hinders lung function, making it harder to recover from a coronavirus infection that progresses to the point of pneumonia. → Read More

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NASA could turn astronaut pee into Moon bases

Scientists say astronaut pee could be a vital ingredient in building structures on the Moon. Urea, found in urine, can be used to help bind loose lunar material into more rigid shapes, potentially opening the door to semi-permanent lunar "homes" for NASA's space travelers. → Read More

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NASA’s Perseverance rover will carry a secret message to Mars

NASA hid a coded message on its Mars Perseverance rover, and internet sleuths quickly picked up on it. On the aluminum plate attached to the rover, an etching of the Sun includes "rays" that are actually morse code. The message reads "Explore As One. → Read More

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Of course these spring breakers returned to Texas with coronavirus

Dozens of young spring breakers have the novel coronavirus after heading to Mexico despite advice from health and government officials to avoid such trips. → Read More