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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

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
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World