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Stories by Michael Moyer

What's Next in the SOPA Fight?

The English version of Wikipedia may have gone black in a one-day protest, but SOPA isn't going away. U.S. Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and one of the sponsors of the House version of the Stop Online Privacy Act, announced January 17 that he expected the committee to restart work on SOPA in February...

January 18, 2012 — Michael Moyer

Is Space Digital?

An experiment going up outside of Chicago will attempt to measure the intimate connections among information, matter and spacetime. If it works, it could rewrite the rules for 21st-century physics...

January 17, 2012 — Michael Moyer

Is My New iPad About to Become Obsolete?

(Note: Updated below with my decision.) My birthday comes a few weeks before the holidays. This year my wife got me an iPad. I love it. (Related: her, too.) I’ve downloaded dozens of apps and have spent most of the intervening weeks playing with it...

January 3, 2012 — Michael Moyer

Bearded Dragon Lizard Plays a Video Game [Video]

Never before have I seen a lizard give a "what the heck?" look, but after a few successful rounds of the game Ant Crusher, I swear this bearded dragon lizard is wondering why its owner is messing with it: The question: is video game talent more extraordinary than a lizard that can swim through sand?...

December 14, 2011 — Michael Moyer

Magazines Are iPads That Do Not Work [Video]

This is what the post-Jobs generation thinks of print magazines: On that note, stay tuned for more digital offerings from Scientific American in the coming weeks and months.

October 13, 2011 — Michael Moyer
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