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Writer, Smithsonian Magazine

Tech editor, writer, obsessive. Toy fanatic. @PopSci, @SciAm, @Playboy, @FortuneMagazine, & others

This Tilted Blender Makes Smoother Smoothies — When choosing a blender, most people focus on speed. The logic goes: The faster blades spin, the better they pulverize fruits and vegetables, and the better the resulting smoothie, soup, pesto, or cocktail. Not so, say the engineers at Electrolux. Too much force crushes seeds, which busts them open and releases enzymes that make for a bitter taste.

Advanced Robotics on a Dime — The toy company WowWee brings expensive university bots to store shelves The robotic butlers and sentries of sci-fi fantasies already roam our planet, but you can't have them-not yet. The fate of most would-be home robots breaks in one of two ways: Bots such as Honda's Asimo, a bipedal assistant, exist only as demonstrations from multimillion-dollar research and development laboratories.

Startup Shift Labs wants to change how medical devices are made — In 2011, Beth Kolko had an epiphany. At the time, she'd been working with a team of researchers on a project that delivered basic ultrasound technology to midwives in Uganda and Kenya. The idea, one of many she worked on as a professor at the Department of Human-Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington, was simple: create an easier way to monitor an individual's health.

Forget football: How fantasy sports are helping kids learn — By his second semester on the job in 2009, Eric Nelson, a civics and history teacher at North Lakes Academy in the Minneapolis suburbs, was at a loss. No matter what tool he used -- gripping news articles, an interactive map of YouTube trending videos, a failed-state index -- he couldn't manage to keep his students interested in world events for any extended period of time.

Ecocapsule Provides A Hub Away From Home

Sep 03, 2015

RT @PopSci: The RV of the future: self-contained Ecocapsule egg runs on wind, sun, and rain alone…

An App That Knows Why You Cough — Smartphone apps in development will help diagnose and manage diseases-including cough causes, sleep apnea and bipolar disorder Celebrities and professional athletes are among the few Americans with doctors and other health care workers at their beck and call.

Would you buy this UV-sensing pen that stops sunburn? — We all know we should wear sunscreen to protect ourselves from burns and help prevent skin cancer. Trouble is, putting on that protective layer of lotion, and keeping it up, isn't an exact science. Package instructions, and even the FDA, suggest reapplying sunscreen at least every two hours.

How one startup plans to end the EpiPen Monopoly — Kleenex has tissues. Band-Aid has bandages. Dunkin has doughnuts. And EpiPen has automatic epinephrine injectors. To the millions of Americans with food allergies (dairy, peanuts, soy, shellfish, and so on), a shot of epinephrine can be the difference between life and death.

The Hacker's Guide To Smart Yards [Interactive] — Smart energy is about more than what device you use; it's about how you use it. Soon, you'll be able to program your home to draw from personal solar and wind systems whenever they're producing electricity. The dark side of a yard is the upkeep. These tools will help you take back your weekends.

These Absurd Robots Do Pointless Jobs — One day, robots will most likely take on many of our most mundane chores. No more folding of laundry or washing of dishes. But until that day comes, we'll have to settle for ones that take on less-necessary duties. These three ridiculous machines are masters of their utterly odd jobs.
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Sep 04, 2015

@HarlanInstitute @@engadget I do see the confusion: In this case 1-off doesn't = 1-time, but 1-application. Even so, your program is great!

Sep 04, 2015

Finished "Show Me A Hero" last night; it has its issues, but this @krc1415 column is dead on.…

Aug 13, 2015

@kellyreeves @mikebarish this is neither the first nor the last time I'll trick @darrenmurph into writing for me

Jul 20, 2015

Hey tech freelancers, any of you left-handed and looking for work? #itpaystobesinister

May 20, 2015

The 12/10 issue of @PopSci was on Bin Laden's shelf. Only other #BOWN editors will get the jokes in my head right now…

Mar 24, 2015

@UselessDuck would love to feature one of your projects in a story I'm working on for an issue of Popular Science. DM me ASAP for more info

Feb 13, 2015

Maimi cops trying to spoof @waze is just the latest in a series of failed attempts to trick users. #cantfootthecrowd…

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