Peter Rugg

Peter Rugg is a nomadic freelance writer. His stories have appeared in Vice, SB Nation, The Village Voice, SF Weekly, and Backpacker Magazine. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, and was a notable selection in "Best American Sportswriting 2012" as well as contributing to a 2015 National Magazine Award-winner.
Culture
The First World Drone Prix Finals is Where 'Tron' Meets Bad Sportscasting
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$1 million is on the line for the top gun drone pilot. 
Innovation
GM Acquires Autonomous Driving Startup Cruise Automation 
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The aftermarket driverless car kits could retrofit a fleet of autonomous chauffeurs. 
Culture
Sure, We Think Robots Will Take More Jobs, but They Won't Take Our Jobs
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A new study shows we expect the robot revolution to hurt everyone except ourselves. 
Culture
This Man Desperately Wants You to Believe He Invented Email. (He Didn't.)
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Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai has a great story and not much else. 
Gaming
Chicago's Ghostbusters: Rolling Through America's Last Pinball Machine Factory
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The pinball industry still lives in Chicago. It's called Stern Pinball and it's the last business standing.
Innovation
Here's Why Google's Driverless Car Chief Will Go Before Congress
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Because the tech is outpacing the rules. 
Innovation
Watch This Modified Corvette Set a New Speed Record for an All-Electric Car 
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186.8 miles per hour, zero gasoline. 
Culture
How Moot Went From 4Chan to Google
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How Chris Poole, aka moot, went from one of the most creative and infamous sites on the web to the one everybody uses.
Innovation
Where's the Video of SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket "Landing Hard"?
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We saw the video last time, what's different this time?
Entertainment
John Oliver Dismantles Corruption in Special Districts, aka 'Ghost Governments'
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"When special districts only have one job, it makes it all the more noticeable when things go wrong."
Science
An Ex-Cop on How Drug Entrepreneurs and Enthusiasts Can Spot a Narc
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A former narcotics officer shares wisdom: "You can't fake a bong hit."
Innovation
JetBlue Launches No-Experience-Required Pilot Recruiting Program 
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With thousands of pilots reaching mandatory retirement age, airlines need to widen the talent pool. 
Innovation
Amazon Debuts Its Alexa-Enabled Echo Dot
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The voice command enabled home of the future can't come fast enough.
Entertainment
Study: Monkeys Can Mentally Drive Wheelchairs With This Brain Interface 
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In the future, being paralyzed won't mean you can't move. 
Science
U.S. Department of Transportation Bans Vaping on All Commercial Flights
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The government catches up to the industry.
Culture
Identity Theft and Scam Debt Collectors Boomed in 2015
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Keep tabs on your digital profile and if anybody calls demanding you pay them money -- ask for proof.
Innovation
Brazilian Police Just Arrested a Facebook Exec: It Has to Do With WhatsApp
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It's not just Apple and the FBI fighting over consumer privacy.
Science
What's Next for Astronaut Scott Kelly After a Year in Space?
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A lot of testing. A lot. 
Culture
Rarely Seen Footage of the B-2 Bomber Goes on YouTube
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Age makes this jet no less breathtaking.
Innovation
Stealth Fighter Designed by Cadets Could Save the Air Force Millions
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The light 5GAT could have all the characteristics of advanced fighter jets at a sliver of the budget.