Alexis Madrigal

11 articles
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“Too much is being asked of the Delta.”

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Unpacking the 76,897 micro-genres that make up the cinematic DNA.

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“This is a story about how the future gets weird.”

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What remains of the past’s cutting edge.

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How a team of 40 engineers helped reelect Barack Obama.

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A visit to the newly on-the-market Jamesburg Earth Station, a massive satellite receiver that played a key role in communications with space, and its neighbors in an adjacent trailer park.

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A history of the gravestone laser-etching industry.

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What IARPA's project calls for is the deployment of spy resources against an entire language. Where you or I might parse a sentence, this project wants to parse, say, all the pages in Farsi on the Internet looking for hidden levers into the consciousness of a people.
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On the battle over solar farms in the Mojave desert. An excerpt from Madrigal’s new book, Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology.

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How a journalism professor named Dan Sinker became the most entertaining part of the Chicago mayoral race.