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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

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

The Best Video of Earth from Space Ever Made

This timelapse video of photographs taken from the International Space Station between August and October is just stunning: The photographs were taken by astronaut Ron Garan, whose photographs were the subject of a Compound Eye post from a few weeks back...

November 14, 2011 — Michael Moyer

Plane from Newark Crash Lands in Poland [Video]

Earlier today, LOT Polish airlines flight 16 traveling from Newark, N.J., to Warsaw, Poland, crash landed after its landing gear failed to deploy. According to The Aviation Herald , the Boeing 767-300 was at 3,000 feet when the pilots reported an unsafe gear indication...

November 1, 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

Steve Jobs on Death [Video]

In the spring of 2005, Steve Jobs gave the commencement speech at Stanford University. It had been a year since he had first been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

October 6, 2011 — Michael Moyer
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