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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Feb 14, 2016 09:45 AM ET
We look not at flowers, chocolates or other gifts from the heart, but at innovative lighting designed to elicit emotion and set a certain mood.
Feb 12, 2016 02:00 PM ET
The study asked 5,000 people to view advertising and while they did, cameras recorded their reactions in real time. Continue reading →
Feb 12, 2016 12:46 PM ET
Alt-rock band OK Go recently teamed up with Russian carrier S7 Airlines to film the music video for their new single Upside Down & Inside Out.
Feb 10, 2016 01:00 PM ET
The Airlander produces less noise, less pollution, and has a lower carbon footprint than conventional aircraft. Continue reading →
Feb 10, 2016 03:30 PM ET
The interpretation from the federal office came after Google submitted a request last November inquiring about rules for driverless vehicles.
Feb 9, 2016 11:00 AM ET
Using a real roach as inspiration, scientists designed a palm-sized robot able to splay its leg when compressed and move through tight spaces.
Feb 7, 2016 11:30 AM ET
The stadium is a technological marvel, from the high-speed Internet and dedicated phone app to the use of recycled materials and solar power.
Feb 4, 2016 01:10 PM ET
The no drone zone goes into effect on Sunday and extends 36 miles away from Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. →
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