And now, with a device powered only by forward osmosis, it's eco-friendly, too. The device is being tested aboard the last NASA shuttle mission.
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I am a freelance journalist. My main gigs these days are for Fast Company, where I’m a contributing writer (and run an interview series), and MIT Technology Review, where I’m a contributing editor (and run this gadget-focused blog).
I’ve written for a bunch of magazines and websites, including Smithsonian, Slate, Salon, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Paris Review. I write on a range of topics, but my focus is technology and business.
This one time, I wrote a series of articles about beef jerky.
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A new project aims to create far smarter voice recognition software.
And what a wheel! The inventive drive system enables a small robot to spin and turn on a dime.
Researchers attach cameras to birds' heads to learn about how they fly.
After an earthquake or other catastrophe, collecting structural data is essential. Researchers have made sensors that can repair themselves in the event of failure, keeping that stream of crucial data coming.
A new undersea microphone from Stanford researchers can sense everything from the smallest whisper to the biggest explosion. Its inspiration? The ear of the orca.
It's a rumor, but a good one: the first phone running Android 4.0 might be the Samsung "Nexus Prime."
As a recent patent application from Apple reveals, it's a zero-sum game between creepiness and utility when it comes to data-based friend matching.
Three new chips enter Intel's product lineup, as the MacBook Air gears up for a refresh.
Coming this summer, cameras from Sony and Panasonic offer something like the D-SLR experience for well below D-SLR prices.