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Scientific American Online associate tech editor Larry Greenemeier provides a weekly minute commentary on some of the most interesting developments in the world of technology. To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast


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Title: NYC School Computers Are MIA

NYC School Computers Are MIA

December 8th, 2014

New York City public schools are missing hundreds and possibly thousands of computers, due to poor record keeping, theft, corruption or some combo. Larry… Go to Episode

Gestures and Eye Movements Will Control Cars

January 16th, 2015

Carmakers are working on ways to let drivers interact with their cars using presumably safer hand gestures and eye movement in addition to voice controls… Go to Episode

Rival Space Internets Vie for Sky Pie

January 23rd, 2015

SpaceX’s Elon Musk and fellow tech mogel Greg Wyler both have plans for low Earth orbit satellite networks that could fill in many of the world's… Go to Episode

Future Smartphone Could Fall Smartly, Too

December 19th, 2014

Apple got a patent for a system to adjust your falling device in flight to minimize the damage on landing. Larry Greenemeier reports   Go to Episode