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Math Can Equal Fun

Harvey Mudd College math professor Arthur Benjamin talks about his new book The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why
 

November 20, 2015 — Steve Mirsky

How to Do Quantum Magnetic Levitation at Home

Air jets and sound waves can be used to levitate objects. But the strangest way of all taps the quantum effects of superconductors. Game developer, space traveler and friend of Scientific American Richard Garriott glides through the demonstration...

November 17, 2015 — Benjamin Meyers and Lee Billings

Teaching Machines to Learn on Their Own

Stephen Hoover, CEO of Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center, talks with Scientific American tech editor Larry Greenemeier about the revolution underway in machine learning, in which the machine eventually programs itself
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November 10, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier and Steve Mirsky
Sharing Expertise to Build Community

Sharing Expertise to Build Community

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to speak at Ryerson University's Social Media Lab about science communication. 

Here's the video of my talk, Future-Proofing Dinosaur Tattoos: Communicating Science on Social Media...

October 29, 2015 — Glendon Mellow

TV Crime Shows Influence Sex Consent Views

College students who watched episodes of the various Law & Order episodes had a better understanding of sexual consent issues than those who watched two other crime procedural franchises  ...

October 22, 2015 — Erika Beras
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