June postscript: 5 unusual things you can make in an Internet-connected oven

Enlarge / The air-fried “churros” were delicious, but they tasted nothing at all like churros. (credit: Megan Geuss) Earlier this month, Ars reviewed the June Oven, an Internet-connected, seven-in-one device that pushes the boundaries of the traditional toaster oven. Overall, I felt pretty positive about the June, especially the internal camera that allows you to watch …

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Report: Tesla has more than 3,300 Model 3s remaining in US inventory

Enlarge On Sunday, auto blog Electrek reported that there were more than 3,300 Model 3 vehicles sitting in Tesla’s US inventory, according to an unnamed source familiar with the matter. The source added that, although Tesla has been working to sell every last vehicle before the end of December 31, when the $7,500 Federal Tax …

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The secret to champagne’s universal appeal is the physics of bubbles

Enlarge / Making champagne is fairly simple, but the physics behind its bubbly delights is surprisingly complex. (credit: Jon Bucklel/EMPICS/PA/Getty Images) It’s New Year’s Eve, and revelers around the globe will be breaking out the bubbly in massive quantities to usher in 2019. Why do humans love champagne and other fizzy beverages so much, when …

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Bikes, bowling balls, and the delicate balancing act that is modern recycling

Video by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) Update: It’s New Year’s eve and Ars staffers are enjoying a winter break (inevitably filled with some joy rides and whatever that choose-your-own Black Mirror thing is). As such, we’re resurfacing a few favorites from the site archives appropriate for the occasion—like this tour of a facility that will …

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What Americans Taught Us About ‘Risking It’ Without Insurance in 2018

For many Americans, 2018 was the year that health care reached a breaking point. Insurance was still too expensive to buy. It didn’t cover nearly enough. And as the country’s politics festered, the government once again failed to solve the insurance conundrum, even as a large majority of Americans who flocked to voting booths said …

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