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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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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? — 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 — 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] — 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 — 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 — Ten questions for hedge-fund-analyst-turned-education-reformer Salman Khan
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Nov 26, 2014

RT @NatalieRaabe: "I wanted to comment on the tragic rift that we’re witnessing," @bobstaake on his @newyorker cover.

Nov 24, 2014

RT @jonathanalter: McCullough just misstated the requirements of indictment. It does NOT require a thorough examination of all evidence. That's for a trial.

Nov 24, 2014

RT @williamfleitch: "Now we'll take you back to 'Dancing With The Stars.'"

Nov 24, 2014

RT @max_read: "caused the death of michael brown by shooting him" is a line from a george saunders short story

Nov 24, 2014

RT @coreyspowell: If you swapped Earth with Saturn, it would look ridiculous. (Yep, we're really that small.)

Nov 21, 2014

@lindy2350 @elissaavery wrong, there's one guy I know in Windsor Terrace who does this so it's definitely a trend

Nov 21, 2014

RT @EvanSelinger: If you've missed @rcalo's previous calls for a Federal Robotics Agency, def. read his fantastic @sciam Op-Ed.…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @ClickHole: Great News, Foodies! The Easter Island Heads Are Starting To Mumble Delicious Recipes You Can Make At Home!

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