About Eric Smalley

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I'm a freelance writer and editor

I've written about science and technology since 1987. I've covered nanotechnology, quantum computing, robotics, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, supercomputers, Big Data, the Internet, renewable energy and climate science, among other topics. I've freelanced for Discover, Scientific American, Wired.com, CNet, Data Informed, Nature Reports: Climate Change, Nature Network Boston, The Boston Globe, Computerworld, CIO, Datamation, and InfoWorld, among other publications.

I also write about journalism and public policy for Columbia University's Case Consortium @ Columbia.

I've been a regular contributor to Wired.com and CNet's Crave. I founded Energy Research News and cofounded Technology Research News. Earlier in my career, I was Deputy News Editor at Digital Review, a Senior Editor at Network World, and a Senior Editor at PC Week.

I live in Boston with my wife, journalist and user interface/usability expert Kim Patch. We're founding members of our neighborhood green group, GreeningRozzie, and play in Creek River String Band.
Selected recent writing

These May Be The Droids Farmers Are Looking For, Wired.com
Higher Truth or Just the Facts? Hell and Back Again, Case Consortium @ Columbia
Chinese Crunch Human Genome With Videogame Chips, Wired.com
Evacuate or Stay? North Shore LIJ and Hurricane Sandy, Case Consortium @ Columbia
IBM Sends Watson Supercomputer to Business School, Wired.com
Côte Sud Initiative: Integrated Development in Haiti, Case Consortium @ Columbia

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