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Boulder, CO
Freelance Journalist
Covers:  energy, green, human, earth, developing countries, adventure, energy use, renewable energy, utilities, social entrepreneurship, sustainability, haptics, tech-based art and design, robotics, alternative power sources, transportation tech, sensors, green tech, wind energy, technology, pollution detection, sharks, safety tech, solar tech, new materials
Doesn't Cover: advertising thinly disguised as news, space, new versions of popular consumer electronics, complex medical news, new product launches, business executives, minor updates to news just covered, old news from weeks or months ago

Vermont native, night owl, @DNews alum, editor and professional freelance journalist covering tech, design, science, business, and sustainability

Alyssa Danigelis's Biography

Alyssa Danigelis is a professional freelance writer and editor who got started as a teenager reporting for the largest newspaper in Vermont. Her articles about Ben & Jerry's, a skate park entrepreneur, and a cigarette sales sting were featured in the Burlington Free Press.

A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, she edited GOOD Magazine's election-related infographics broadsheets distributed nationwide in 2008 ...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

The Burlington Free Press invited local high schoolers to report and write for a weekly Teen Page. It changed my life.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, and not ironically. Applying for colleges back in the day required one in order to fill out all the required forms.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Submit your information to the add a journalist Muck Rack form and I'll tell you. Just kidding. Sort of.

Tastes Like Home: Decoding Native Flavors — Favorite flavors say a lot about who we are, where we come from - and maybe even who we'd like to be. By Alyssa Danigelis Taste is wired into us earlier than you might think. Scientists found that women who drank carrot juice daily while pregnant later had babies who ate more carrot-flavored cereal than the ones whose moms didn't.

Cool Kickstarter Campaigns Mix Science and Coozie Culture — By Alyssa Danigelis The love-hate relationship with temperature reaches peak levels in our mouths. A few degrees can turn a sophisticated drink into a water ring or take a hot coffee from cozy to let's just be friends. With so much taste at stake, tech-infused ways to keep liquids at just the right temperature are cleaning up on Kickstarter.

Tech Gives Clothing A Sustainable Edge — Shoppers have started asking for answers, and that scrutiny is prompting change. Technological innovations throughout the garment industry are making it easier to introduce traceability, renewable energy, recycling and transparency to what used to be a hidden process. Fashion is finally getting a sustainable edge.

Is Car Hacking the Next Big Security Threat? — "It's not hypothetical at all," said Chris Valasek, director of vehicle security research at IOActive, a global security services company that has its North American headquarters in Seattle. Valasek has conducted research on remote car-hacking with Twitter security engineer Charlie Miller.

Well-Armed Design: 8 Octopus-Inspired Techs — Cephlapods are dexterous underwater, have the ability to camouflage, have well-developed vision, muscular arms, sensory suction cups and a soft body.

Well-armed design: 8 Octopus-inspired technologies — By Alyssa Danigelis, Live Science Contributor The octopus has inspired much technological innovation, and with good reason. This cephalopod is dexterous underwater, can camouflage itself, has well-developed vision, muscular arms, sensory suction cups and a soft body.

How To Bring 3D Printing To The Masses — Down a dusty road in Loveland, Colorado, the world's largest 3D printer farm hums away. At Aleph Objects, Inc., desktop LulzBot 3D printers are stacked on shelves, the tool heads actively layering material. These printers can produce objects from flexible plastic, conductive material and even wooden fibers.

5 Tech Solutions to Ease Travel Fears — From lost luggage and illness to flying phobia, the most common travel nightmares can be soothed with technology. Smart applications and dedicated devices are here to help. For some people, traveling offers the chance to splurge on magazines at the airport and watch silly TV shows for three house straight, but for others, air travels means clammy hands and white knuckles, queasy tummies and simmering anxiety.

Maps That Make Big Data Beautiful — Eric Fischer is a self-described geek, but that only scratches the surface of his nerdiness. The data artist and software developer's geekery runs deep, encompassing data visualization, transportation, pedestrianism, tech history and maps - beautiful digital maps. Fischer's work has been featured on online news sites and displayed at New York City's Museum of Modern Art.

Tech-Based Scavenger Hunts Let You Build Your Own Adventure — Scavenger hunts are no longer just for kids. They can help colleagues, students, families and friends bond. Plus they're easier than ever to create using interactive websites and smartphone apps. The Scavenger Experience Six friends and one curly-haired dog met me in downtown Boulder, Colorado, ready for adventure despite driving rain.
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Dec 08, 2014

Cilantro? Licorice? Clotted cream? Your favorite flavors say a lot about who you are and where you're from: @drinkbai

Nov 27, 2014

Emotional roulette from @ThisAmerLife -- listening to episodes while cooking but alternating between chuckling and crying #Thanksgiving

Nov 06, 2014

Diving into Kickstarter to find #tech that keeps drinks at the perfect temperature: CC @drinkbai

Oct 30, 2014

Rest in peace, Thomas Menino. I'll never forget your Boston accent introducing us to "Carmen on the Common" years ago. Music to my ears.

Oct 21, 2014

Goodbye Ben Bradlee. You inspired so many reporters to do the best today, and better tomorrow. #courageinjournalism

Sep 29, 2014

Octopus-inspired tech!… They're amazing creatures -- I learned a lot for this one.

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