Seth Fletcher on Muck Rack

Seth Fletcher Verified

Brooklyn, New York
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 Precision Medicine Will Transform Cancer Treatment [VIDEO]

Rocket Fuel: Firing the Space Launch System's Engines [Video]

scientificamerican.com — Controversy aside, work on NASA's next deep-space rocket continues unabated If it surprises you to hear that NASA has recently been firing up test engines for the biggest American deep-space rocket since the Saturn 5, a vehicle that could take flight in as little as three years from now, you are probably not alone.

Finding "Fringes": New Event Horizon Telescope Detections Start Trickling In

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The technique that the astronomers of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) use to observe black holes is called Very Long Baseline Interferometry, or VLBI, but it might as well be called Extremely Delayed Gratification Astronomy: it can take weeks or months after an observing run to find out whether the telescope array actually saw anything.

Computing after Moore’s Law

scientificamerican.com — The technologies chip makers hope can keep Moore's Law alive Fifty years ago this month Gordon Moore published a historic paper with an amusingly casual title: "Cramming More Components onto Integrated Circuits." The document was Moore's first articulation of a principle that, after a little revision, became elevated to a law: Every two years the number of transistors on a computer chip will double.

Building an Earth-Size Telescope, 1 Station at a Time

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Imagine a trio of aerobatic aircraft. Over the years they've gotten very good at their routine. But they want to add another five or six or seven members.

Computing after Moore’s Law [Slide Show]

The Inner Lives of Robots: An Interview with Filmmaker Alex Garland

scientificamerican.com — Like self-replicating machines, robot movies are taking over Hollywood. Yet Ex Machina, which opened last Friday in New York and Los Angeles, is so smart and stylish that it stands out among the swarm.

The Inner Lives of Robots: Interview with filmmaker Alex Garland

scientificamerican.com — Like self-replicating machines, robot movies are taking over Hollywood. Yet Ex Machina, which opened last Friday in New York and Los Angeles, is so smart and stylish that it stands out among the swarm.

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.
More Articles →
Jul 03, 2015

After that, the worst part is wondering whether it's going to take 45 mins to get a cab and get home, or three hours

Jul 03, 2015

The worst part of travel is landing at a New York airport and wondering how long you're going to sit on the tarmac for no apparent reason

Jul 01, 2015

Also, as you might have heard, it is very very hot throughout Europe, including here.

Email Seth by joining Muck Rack



Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.


Share This Profile