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Stories by Larry Greenemeier

What's Driving the Self-Driving Cars Rush

Scientific American technology editor Larry Greenemeier talks with Ken Washington, vice president of Research and Advanced Engineering at Ford, about self-driving cars. 

March 28, 2017 — Larry Greenemeier and Steve Mirsky

Tracing a Gaze to Understand Language Delays

Researchers use eye-tracking software to peek inside a child's mind when words fail, reading eye patterns to understand language production and combat conditions such as specific language impairment.

March 27, 2017 — Lydia Chain and Larry Greenemeier

This Beat-Bot's Got Groove!

Could the drummer robot lead its cyber brethren to march in sync—or maybe someday even start a band?

March 2, 2017 — Lydia Chain and Larry Greenemeier

Net Neutrality Foe to Head the FCC

Under new chair Ajit Pai the agency would likely to reverse its Open Internet Order—a regulation expected to become less relevant as the Net continues to evolve

January 30, 2017 — Larry Greenemeier

AI Is Not out to Get Us

Hollywood’s dark vision of machines taking over belies how far AI is from meaningful reality—and what it will look like when it gets there

October 24, 2016 — Larry Greenemeier

How Hackers Take Down Web Sites [Video]

Many of the Web sites we visit every day are under cyber attack by malicious hackers looking to disrupt business transactions, discourage people from using a particular online service or exact payback for some real or perceived slight.

October 21, 2016 — Larry Greenemeier