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Boulder, CO
Freelance Journalist
Covers:  Energy, Green, Human, Earth, Developing Countries, Adventure, Energy Use, Renewable Energy, Utilities, Social Entrepreneurship more ...
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, @muckrack 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.

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.

Design Competition Unleashes Wild Tech for Future Homes — When the Swedish appliance company Electrolux challenged students worldwide to submit futuristic designs for healthier homes, wild concepts poured in. Ideas included a clothes-drying drone, a closet that can weave a new wardrobe and computerized dishware that makes green beans taste like brownies.

The Tech Making Fourth of July Fireworks More Spectacular — The idea was to visit a local warehouse and dork out over all the advanced tech that goes into a big Fourth of July fireworks show. Instead, I found myself on Skype experiencing a realistic simulation of the fireworks performance that will light up Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park this holiday.

Super-Connected Bicycles Shift into High Gear — High-tech for bicycles used to mean lighter, tougher materials and maybe some sweet hook-on accessories. Now it means wireless computing capabilities built right in to the frame. Just how smart are these bikes? They learn how you ride and adjust the speed. They automatically take you on a route that avoids potholes.
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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.

Sep 23, 2014

Colorado fall just got so much better: Ela Family Farms brings McIntosh apples to the Boulder farmers' market. #vermont

Sep 23, 2014

Whatever you guys are doing, it looks like it's going to be awesome @FutureChro #future

Sep 23, 2014

One of my favorite urban parks: Third and final stretch of New York's High Line opens via @Dezeen #design

Sep 10, 2014

Any idea when the d'Arbeloff Lab website will be back up @MIT? Been down since yesterday:…

Sep 02, 2014

Talk about suffering for your art - this guy machine-printed a nude self-portrait with his own blood (NSFW): @Dezeen

Sep 01, 2014

Goodbye Steve Isaacs. Your voice of dissent, thought-provoking classes & ubiquitous can of Tab won't be forgotten:

Aug 28, 2014

Enjoyed picking @enf's brain about digital mapping, data visualization and pedestrianism for iQ: #tech CC @Intel

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