In addition to working as the senior producer for Discovery News, Tracy Staedter is also founder of Fresh Pond Writers, a Boston-based creative writing workshop for experienced writers. Her nonfiction has appeared on Discovery News, Slate, Fast Company, Earth Magazine, Astronomy, Scientific American, and Technology Review. Her fiction has appeared in Luna Station Quarterly. She authored the children's book, Rocks and Minerals, part of the Reader's Digest Pathfinders series. She writes the blog Text Heavy. Follow her on Twitter: @tracy_staedter.

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Apr 28, 2016 01:45 PM ET
Xian’er was developed last year as part of a collaboration between a dozen Chinese technology, culture and investment companies. Continue reading →
Apr 28, 2016 07:00 AM ET
Lovebirds, parrotlets, and hummingbirds are trained with positive reinforcement methods, similar to how dogs are trained to perform tricks.
Apr 25, 2016 03:00 PM ET
The Babcock Ranch will feature 100 percent solar power and driverless electric taxis.
Apr 24, 2016 08:00 AM ET
A 3D-printed Iceman, a village made from plastic bottles and a purple tribute to Prince top off this week's gallery.
Apr 21, 2016 02:30 PM ET
Nanowire electrodes were able to withstand 200,000 cycles over a period of three months. Continue reading →
Apr 19, 2016 02:20 PM ET
A security flaw in a mobile phone network lets hackers access a person's phone calls and text messages using only their phone number.
Apr 17, 2016 09:15 AM ET
This week on Tasty Tech, we have a vertical rollercoaster, a giant field of light and a canoe that is really a casket.
Apr 14, 2016 04:10 PM ET
The problem is that using fingerprints alone introduces security risks. Continue reading →
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