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GPS and the World's First "Space War"

Satellite-based navigation proved its mettle during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, leading to what some say is an overdependence on “jammable” GPS technology

February 8, 2016 — Larry Greenemeier

Wikipedia Turns 15 [Q&A]

What does the future hold for the world’s largest online encyclopedia?

January 15, 2016 — Larry Greenemeier

Lifting the Visor on Virtual Reality

Ken Perlin, a New York University computer science professor and virtual reality pioneer, talks with Scientific American tech editor Larry Greenemeier about the state of virtual reality, its history and where it's heading  

December 15, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier and Steve Mirsky

Virtual Reality for All, Finally [Video]

Will the new generation of headsets hitting the consumer electronics market deliver enhanced virtual-reality experiences at more affordable prices?

December 8, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier

Virtual Reality Gets Real

This generation of VR is cheaper and more accessible than its predecessors. Some of it is even driven by smartphones. Click here for even more information.

December 4, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier and Benjamin Meyers

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

November 10, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier and Steve Mirsky

Apple Thins iPhone Cloud Connections

The company’s moves to have iPhones be less dependent on the cloud and to be more encrypted could mean more user privacy

October 19, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier

Biosciences Get Defense Secretary's Attention

At the recent DARPA Wait What? conference, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said lifesaving technologies are a priority for his department

September 21, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier

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