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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)

How Transparency Will Change The World [Video]

scientificamerican.com — Daniel Dennett and Deb Roy explain why digital technology will drive organizations into an evolutionary arms race In the March 2015 Scientific American, Daniel Dennett, the Tufts University philosopher and cognitive scientist, and Deb Roy, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and Twitter's chief media scientist, write about the society-altering consequences of digital transparency.

What “Chappie” Says-and Doesn’t Say-About Artificial Intelligence

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. I'm not a scold about scientific accuracy in film. As long as a movie is not built on a fundamentally stupid premise ("Lucy," the Scarlet Johansson vehicle predicated on the false notion that humans use only 10 percent of their brains, comes to mind), I am happy to let myself be entertained.

Hunting Black Holes at the South Pole

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Each of the telescopes that the astronomers of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) are currently working to bring into their black-hole-observing, planet-size array is a special case.

The New Chevy Volt Is Impressively Unremarkable

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Over the holidays, while visiting family in Southwest Missouri, where I grew up, I saw one of the oddest sights on local roadways since armadillos started showing up as road kill: multiple Chevrolet Volts.

10 Weirdest Things You’ve Taken Through Airport Security: Survey Results

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. This week millions of people will find themselves standing in an airport-security line, hoping their supposedly travel-size toiletries don't create a national security incident.

What Was the Most Disappointing New Technology of 2014?

scientificamerican.com — Tell us what big tech announcement or new gadget made you roll your eyes Wearable computers, ultrahigh-definition TVs, package-delivering drones: the tech industry promised big things in 2014. Now that the year has come and gone, it's time to reflect. Which of the year's new gadgets or big tech announcements impressed us the least?

Screens That Correct for Your Vision and More World Changing Ideas [VIDEO]

scientificamerican.com — A closer look at some of the breakthroughs on the cover of the December issue of Scientific American As Scientific American contributor Rachel Nuwer explains in our December issue, 40 percent of 40-year-olds in the U.S. wear reading glasses.

Quasars, Black Holes, and the Origins of “Intercontinental Radio Astronomy”

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Not long ago I came across a piece in the Scientific American archives from the earliest days of very-long baseline radio interferometry, the technique employed by the Event Horizon Telescope.

World Changing Ideas 2014

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Mar 27, 2015

RT @mashable: 'Teletubbies' in black and white is the tenth circle of hell is the stuff of nightmares on.mash.to/1Cgx5ur pic.twitter.com/3RsJLv8eCD

Mar 27, 2015

RT @jodyavirgan: An answer to a question I've had for years - how The Daily Show pulls all those clips. splitsider.com/2015/03/inside…

Mar 26, 2015

RT @JenLucPiquant: Black Hole Firewall Mystery: Submit Your Questions for Physicist Joseph Polchinski scientificamerican.com/article/firewa…

Mar 26, 2015

RT @Heather_Poole: In the US a flight attendant always goes into the cockpit whenever a pilot takes a break/leaves. Not sure if it's the same in other counties

Mar 25, 2015

RT @LeeBillings: Now on @sciam: Can dark matter kill you? Mass extinctions may be linked to wild astrophysics & galactic architecture. http…

Mar 20, 2015

Keeping up with astronomers in the field is tiring enough that this afternoon I napped through an earthquake.

Mar 19, 2015

Not big on selfies, but when I end up in the eye of a giant radio telescope that's about to look at black holes.... pic.twitter.com/SLqJQplPxQ

Mar 18, 2015

Omg. On flight from JFK to MEX. Just announced that we're not pushing from the gate for *two hours* -- but we have to stay on the plane.

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