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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May 25, 2016 12:50 PM ET
Adding 4G service to the laptop would making getting online easier, especially when Wi-Fi connection was spotty.
May 23, 2016 01:45 PM ET
The technology could reduce the burden on judges and also speed up the time it takes to produce a score.
May 22, 2016 10:20 AM ET
Can robots create something beautiful? You be the judge.
May 17, 2016 04:00 PM ET
Snapshot Wisconsin aims to strategically deploy 4,000 to 5,000 motion-sensor cameras across the state.
May 15, 2016 07:00 AM ET
This week we look at a wearable robot, a high-tech surfboard, and a swimsuit that works like a life jacket.
May 12, 2016 12:30 PM ET
A software program called UNU harnessed the collective power of experts to correctly predict which four horses would cross the finish line.
May 10, 2016 10:25 AM ET
Silicon Valley billionaire Scott Hassan wants his invention to take you everywhere without leaving your home. Continue reading →
May 8, 2016 10:15 AM ET
This week we feature transparent cable cars, glowing concrete, and a flying car with vertical-life tack-off that's coming to market in 2018.
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