W. Harry Fortuna

W. Harry Fortuna is a science and tech journalist in New York City. He comes to journalism after a long career in film and TV production on the West Coast. He is particularly interested in the organ between our ears and how our increasingly expansive understanding of it will affect our future.
Science
12.1.2016 5:26 PM
Tennessee Gets Its Own Element "Tennessine"
W. Harry Fortuna
Tennessee will probably join California as the only U.S. States with their own element.
Science
8.26.2016 8:51 PM
The Best Places in America to See the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
W. Harry Fortuna
On August 21, 2017, a complete solar eclipse will put whole states in shadow. Time to plan your trip.
Science
8.18.2016 4:20 PM
PLANETS Foundation Sells Control of Deep Space Telescope for $10,000 a Month
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Entertainment
8.17.2016 9:49 PM
Disney’s “Real” Lightsabers are Technological Wizardry
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Science
8.17.2016 6:21 PM
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Isn't Doping, But It's Very Close
W. Harry Fortuna
More and more athletes are using transcranial direct current stimulation to electrify their game. Are they cheating?
Science
8.16.2016 10:00 AM
Mercury Will be Easier to See Tonight Than Most Others
W. Harry Fortuna
Tonight is a great night to try to spot Mercury.
Science
8.15.2016 3:30 PM
'Neural Dust' Pushes Us Closer to Implanted Realtime Health Monitoring
W. Harry Fortuna
Future iterations of neural dust could remain inside a person, unnoticed for decades. 
Entertainment
8.8.2016 11:09 PM
'Pokemon Go' Player Killed Playing the Game Near San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf
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Authorities have yet to determine what prompted the murder.
Innovation
8.8.2016 7:31 PM
AT&T Will Pay Back Customers for This Low-Tech Scam It Failed to Spot
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FCC: "Consumers charged for a sham directory assistance service will get refunds."
Science
8.8.2016 6:23 PM
The Summer Olympics has VR, GPS, Drones, and Google Maps
W. Harry Fortuna
From the broadcasters to the competitors, everyone's getting new toys.
Science
8.5.2016 6:43 PM
How to Watch the Epic 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower
W. Harry Fortuna
The annual meteor shower is considered one of the most active and fun to watch. 
Gaming
8.2.2016 7:21 PM
A 'Stranger Things' Game in Classic LucasArts Style? Yes Please
W. Harry Fortuna
HEY! Netflix and Duffer Brothers, are you listening?
Culture
8.2.2016 5:45 PM
A Cord-Cutter's Guide to Watching the Olympics
W. Harry Fortuna
You don't need cable to feel that swelling of nationalistic sentiment.
Culture
8.2.2016 1:32 PM
How to Watch the Opening Ceremonies Online Without Cable
W. Harry Fortuna
Break out the rabbit ears or head to these sites.
Culture
8.1.2016 6:14 PM
Parkour Jumper Phil Doyle Explains How He Made Viral Building Leap
W. Harry Fortuna
"Just run fast and have a crack."
Innovation
8.1.2016 1:55 PM
The American Grid Needs More Than a Gigafactory to Survive
W. Harry Fortuna
Transmission ain't what it used to be.
Culture
7.28.2016 11:06 AM
How to See the Peak of the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Tonight
W. Harry Fortuna
The best shows in the weeks-long shower are tonight.
Entertainment
7.25.2016 9:33 PM
Hey Princeton, '90s Sci-Fi Called and They Want Their Props Back.
W. Harry Fortuna
The centrifuge in this video meant for nuclear waste looks pretty cheesy.
Science
7.22.2016 9:02 PM
NASA's SDO Records Plasma Bursting From the Sun
W. Harry Fortuna
NASA films the powerfully beautiful bursts of energy.
Science
7.22.2016 6:32 PM
Apollo 11 Anniversary has NASA and Soviet Space Memorabilia Hit the Block
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Auction house Bonham hosts its annual space history sale.