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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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Apr 24, 2014 07:48 AM ET
Ultrathin material etched with nanostructures gets 60 percent to 70 percent of the electrical output of much thicker material. Continue reading →
Apr 23, 2014 05:50 PM ET
Elevators for the CTF Guangzhou skyscraper under construction in China will transport passengers at a record-breaking 45 miles per hour. Continue reading →
Apr 22, 2014 02:11 PM ET
A rainforest soundscaper's free smartphone application invites citizens worldwide to record snippets of local sound on Earth Day. Continue reading →
Apr 23, 2014 07:00 AM ET
When robotics, smart materials, communications, alt-energy and sensors get sewn into clothing, the runway gets interesting.
Apr 21, 2014 12:40 PM ET
A fantastical water vessel cleans pollution from waterways, transports travelers and also serves as a floating garden.
Apr 16, 2014 11:18 AM ET
Injectable oxygen could save patients with abnormally low levels of oxygen. Continue reading →
Apr 16, 2014 03:51 PM ET
Two new high-tech devices promise to track luggage from start to finish, no matter where an airline ends up sending it. Continue reading →
Apr 15, 2014 02:40 PM ET
The vehicle's intrepid driver will be shaken, rattled and rolled at blackout speeds. Continue reading →
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