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Google Science Fair Hangout On Air: Meet the Deep-Sea-Diving Exosuit

Google Science Fair Hangout On Air: Meet the Deep-Sea-Diving Exosuit

Scientists studying marine life now have a new tool in a next-generation atmospheric diving system called the Exosuit. The suit–which looks like something an astronaut would wear and is on display at the American Museum of Natural History until March 5–lets a diver descend to 1,000 feet at surface pressure for several hours.

STAFFFebruary 27, 2014 — Mariette DiChristina

Scientific American Science in Action in Swaziland

We judges and others who work on the Google Science Fair believe that kids have the power to change the world. The $50,000 Scientific American Science in Action Award recognizes a particular type of changeone that focuses on making a practical difference by addressing an environmental, health or resources challenge.

STAFFFebruary 24, 2014 — Mariette DiChristina
Professional Learning with Scientific American and NYU Polytechnic

Professional Learning with Scientific American and NYU Polytechnic

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death, said the famous physicist Albert Einsteinand one of the 150-plus Nobel Prize-winning scientists who has authored a feature article in Scientific American.

STAFFFebruary 11, 2014 — Mariette DiChristina
Scientific American at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Scientific American at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Since 1845, Scientific American has covered the innovations that sit at the nexus of science, business and policy. In its early years, as the Industrial Revolution swept across the U.S., our pages were rife with the focus and expectation that humans inventiveness would ease humankinds labors and improve the world.

STAFFFebruary 9, 2014 — Mariette DiChristina
Instant Egghead Cracks Up [Video]

Instant Egghead Cracks Up [Video]

If you haven’t seen it before, “Instant Egghead” is Scientific American’s ongoing series of short and (hopefully) entertaining explainer videos.

STAFFJanuary 14, 2014 — Eric R. Olson
Seeing the Future through Tech-Colored (Google) Glass

Seeing the Future through Tech-Colored (Google) Glass

Larry Page has said that, when he wears Google Glass, the wearable electronics that rests on the bridge of your nose like a pair of spectacles, he feels like he’s seeing the future.

STAFFDecember 23, 2013 — Mariette DiChristina
Can We Harness Disruption to Improve Our World’s Future?

Can We Harness Disruption to Improve Our World’s Future?

At Scientific American, we take it as a given that science and technology form a key underpinning for human advancement. But all anybody needs to do to be convinced about their importance is to scan todays headlines about pressing global concerns of our finite world.

STAFFDecember 6, 2013 — Mariette DiChristina

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