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Senior Technology Editor — Scientific American

Senior editor, Scientific American. Author, Bottled Lightning. Next book: on the Event Horizon Telescope & the quest to see to the edge of a black hole (Ecco)

The Black Hole in Interstellar Looks Amazingly Realistic

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Wired has a fun piece about physicist and black-hole guru Kip Thorne's work on the film Interstellar , which comes out November 7.

Secretive Company Claims Battery Breakthrough

scientificamerican.com — Two of the most sacred numbers in the electric-vehicle industry are 300 miles and $100. The first is generally considered to be the distance electric cars need to travel on a single charge for Americans to take them seriously.

Giving ALMA a Heart Transplant

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Before they can see Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way, the astronomers of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) must complete an epic to-do list.

How to See a Black Hole: Introducing Dark Star Diaries

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Email Print The image you see here is a computer-generated model of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way, which we call Sagittarius A*.

From Gadgets To Galaxies: Conference Reports

scientificamerican.com — Scientific American technology editor Seth Fletcher talks about the recent Consumer Electronics Show and astronomy editor Clara Moskowitz discusses last month's American Astronomical Society conference.

Yes, Robots Are Coming for Our Jobs-Now What?

scientificamerican.com — M.I.T. economist Erik Brynjolfsson explains how technology has affected economic growth and productivity, and how human workers can adapt But what do we do about the decoupling of productivity and employment? If technology creates a class of permanently underemployed people, the social effects could be awful, and a lot of people are very worried about it.

How to Think about Privacy: An Interview with Jaron Lanier

scientificamerican.com — See Inside The virtual reality pioneer talks Facebook, the NSA, the limits of big data and the future of our digital selves Is privacy dead? If so, did the Web kill it or did the NSA? What is privacy, anyway? And if we decide it's worth preserving, how can we do that?

How, Exactly, Is Big Data Going to Change the World? [Video]

scientificamerican.com — Web Exclusives | Technology See Inside M.I.T. computer scientist Alex Pentland explains There's a reason every government and corporation wants to hoard as much data on as many people as possible. Gather enough data, says Alex "Sandy" Pentland, director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Human Dynamics Laboratory, and you can achieve a "God's-eye view of humanity"-which he'll admit is a little scary.

How Big Data Is Taking Teachers Out of the Lecturing Business

scientificamerican.com — See Inside Schools and universities are embracing technology that tailors content to students' abilities and takes teachers out of the lecturing business. But is it an improvement? When Arnecia Hawkins enrolled at Arizona State University last fall, she did not realize she was volunteering as a test subject in an experimental reinvention of American higher education.

The YouTube Tutor

scientificamerican.com — Ten questions for hedge-fund-analyst-turned-education-reformer Salman Khan
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Nov 21, 2014

@theryanbradley "Oh hey, would you look at Mr. Fancypants here. Where you headed, Fancypants? An Obama rally?"

Nov 21, 2014

RT @lehmannchris: Everything to hate about Uber, White House fellows, and self-styled entrepreneurs, in one convenient stop. huffingtonpost.com/nicole-campbel…

Nov 21, 2014

@theryanbradley you can do that in Joplin, Missouri, too. It's not a thing to embrace.

Nov 21, 2014

Oh no, David Brooks has written a column about Interstellar. Can I bring myself to read it?

Nov 20, 2014

If Buffalo gets much more snow they're going to have to dig a network of ice tunnels and live in them forever.

Nov 18, 2014

RT @EricHolthaus: Unless you really really *really* love snow, be thankful you're not in Buffalo this morning. Holy... pic.twitter.com/JTlnnckfjL

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