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Articles I liked from the week of February 11th, 2018.

  1. Stop Saying 'Smart Cities'The term “smart city” is interesting yet not important, because nobody defines it. “Smart” is a snazzy political label used by a modern alliance of leftist…
  2. Crushed wood is stronger than steelA new technique to densify natural wood could be used to strengthen cars and buildings Credit: Jeff Mauritzen/NGC/Getty A chemical bath and a hot-press can…
  3. The crazy years - Charlie's DiaryThe crazy years Many, many years ago, in the introduction to my first short story collection, I kvetched about how science fictional futures obsolesce, and the…