Seems transportation angles lurk in each story. This week, the worldwide attain of the coronavirus was high of thoughts, so we investigated how cruise ships—and one cruise particularly—helped unfold the virus worldwide. Then, for a change of tempo (pun meant), we seemed into how digital footprints helped one knowledge obsessive observe down (we did it once more) marathon cheats. In the meantime, in California, a labor regulation is altering the way in which Uber and its drivers do enterprise, which can find yourself affecting the value of a trip.
Plus, take a look at this new helicopter. It’s been every week; let’s get you caught up.
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Self-Conscious Toy of the Week
If in case you have $400 mendacity round, contemplate the collaboration between Hot Wheels and Tesla on a 1:10 scale Cybertruck, full with fancy distant so you may “drive” it for as much as 30 minutes per cost. And go forward, tack on the included sticker, which makes it appear to be the window of your very fancy toy is shattered—similar to the primary Cybertruck unveiled in November. There’s additionally a 1:64 scale Cybertruck, which may be yours for simply $20. As with the full-size electrical carmaker, you may order the truck now, but it surely gained’t present up for some months or years (on this case, in December).
Stat of the Week: 1,000
The variety of electrical pedal-assist bike-share cycles set to hit the streets of New York by subsequent yr, courtesy of Lyft-owned Citibike. The e-bikes are lastly again in restricted numbers this week; they have been pulled off the streets 10 months in the past for brake points, which had reportedly harm some NYC riders.
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Important tales from WIRED’s canonWhat public well being officers realized from the final coronavirus outbreak—the 2003 look of an sickness named SARS.
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