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As a writer for Discovery News since 2008, I'm proud to illuminate developments on the tech and earth sites. My work has appeared in Technology Review, Fast Company, Inc., and GOOD online among others. I reside in Boulder, Colo. Contact: discoverynewsalyssa@gmail.com.

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May 24, 2016 03:00 PM ET
Good boy! This custom dog harness consistently reinforces good behavior using sensors and a special algorithm.
May 20, 2016 07:00 AM ET
This MIT Media Lab creation gives a person a second, controllable gripping hand.
May 19, 2016 10:00 AM ET
Unlike previous cloaks, this new method works on all viewing angles and colors of light -- no magic required.
May 18, 2016 01:45 PM ET
Finnish computer scientists used augmented reality to create an interactive wall that challenges rock climbers with games.
May 18, 2016 07:00 AM ET
This tiny device fits inside the ear and promises to translate for two people in real time.
May 16, 2016 03:00 PM ET
MIT Media Lab's 3D-printed hair can be used as passive actuators, adhesives, and touch sensors.
May 13, 2016 12:13 PM ET
German cyclist Denise Schindler will sport a blade-like 3D-printed prosthetic leg for the 2016 Paralympics -- a world's first.
May 12, 2016 08:30 AM ET
A flexible exosuit promises to add pep to heavy steps, easily carrying cumbersome loads without hampering movement. Continue reading →
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