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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)

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.

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.
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May 21, 2015

RT @levie: Dude, you should be a script writer for "The Hunger Games", not running for President. pic.twitter.com/Pk9SqRyJdt

May 21, 2015

Some digital ad team must offer the Full Rickroll: "Your message will hijack the user's device for the strongest possible brand impression."

May 21, 2015

So true. Using the web lately is like getting repeatedly Rickrolled. twitter.com/bmahersciwrite…

May 21, 2015

@zaksuff I would want to check that with an actual expert in micro black holes, though.

May 20, 2015

Amtrak, Boston -> New York, bar car, golden hour. Such a civilized way to travel. Why, again, have we decided that trains are un-American?

May 20, 2015

RT @kurtsoller: A very South Brooklyn subway ride: A woman with a "sociology degree" is yelling at a man for bad parenting because his child is crying.

May 20, 2015

RT @ScienceCalendar: May 21 1965-Physicists Penzias, Wilson announced discovery of 3 degree cosmic microwave background radiation, confirmed Big Bang theory.

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