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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 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

What’s the Weirdest Thing You’ve Brought Through Airport Security?

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.
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Jan 26, 2015

"The only acceptable names for this storm are "Blizzard of 2015, "Thanks Obama," and "UGH."" thevane.gawker.com/monday-morning…

Jan 26, 2015

@rachelholliday I remember someone calling Sandy (Frankenstorm) the "Snoreastercane." I vote for reviving Snoreastercane.

Jan 26, 2015

RT @drgrist: Remember, kids, the theory of climate change postulates that it will never snow again, so this NYC storm exposes the hoax.

Jan 26, 2015

RT @lindsayism: Just called Cobble Hill Cinemas to find out when they're closing today/tonight. "We never close early. Never."

Jan 26, 2015

Discussion in @sciam office: Is this snowstorm more like Jupiter's big red spot, or the Big Bang itself? cc @ClaraMoskowitz @LeeBillings

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