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Douglas Heingartner

Covers:  general science, health, psychology, tech, design, transportation

Freelance journalist writing about science, technolgy, culture etc.

Douglas Heingartner's Biography

As a freelance reporter, I have written about science, technology, art, and design for The New York Times, The Economist, Wired, BBC Future, New Scientist, The Associated Press, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, IEEE Spectrum, The Village Voice, Frieze, Flash Art and others. From 2003 - 2009, I also produced a radio program for Wired that aired on CBS News Radio.

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Could a diet supplement supercharge your eyesight? — Eyesight is an easy thing to take for granted, but our ability to see is one of the human body's most incredible senses. And there's a lot more to it than simply discerning objects in the distance. Our eyes are capable of dealing with huge variations in contrast, for example.

Locked-on lasers burn through leaves on train lines — Home | Tech | News IF THEY won't budge, zap 'em! Train-mounted lasers are being tested as a way of clearing the path for high-speed trains. What requires such forceful removal? Leaves. Every autumn, fallen leaves are a dangerous problem for railways in much of Europe and North America.

Building a Better Hybrid in Rotterdam — Since cofounding the Dutch architecture firm MVRDV in 1993, Winy Maas, 55, has built one oddball hybrid after another: an expo building with a forest on an upper floor, a library shaped like a mountain of books.

Higher childhood IQ means more self-control, and less crime — A new study in the journal Criminal Justice and Behavior shows that higher childhood IQ correlates with better development of self-control, which in turn correlates with lower rates of crime. Self-control is "one of the most robust predictors of antisocial behavior ... What remains more unclear, however, are the exact sources of individual differences in levels of self-control."

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