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Erin Blakemore

Contributing Writer

Erin Blakemore is a journalist from Boulder, Colorado. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Time, Smithsonian.com, mental_floss, Popular Science and more.

How tiny can nanowires get?
Nanowires.
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How tiny can nanowires get?

Can greenhouse gases become an innovative new raw material?
Greenhouse gas.
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Can greenhouse gases become an innovative new raw material?

How to innovate with an inkjet printer
Your inkjet printer is capable of amazing things.
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How to innovate with an inkjet printer

How scientists are saving whales by listening to the ocean
This is a more affordable way to track whales.
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How scientists are saving whales by listening to the ocean

Is your doctor a woman? She's probably being paid less.
No matter the job, women are generally getting paid less than men.
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Is your doctor a woman? She's probably being paid less.

This scientist wants to build a teeny-tiny robot to zap diseases in your body
A rendering of a microscopic robot working inside a human body.
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This scientist wants to build a teeny-tiny robot to zap diseases in your body

This robot surgeon could revolutionize operations
This robotic surgical system could be more accurate than human surgeons.
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This robot surgeon could revolutionize operations

This puck-sized robot wants to be your kids' next teacher
This robot could become a normal part of the classroom.
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This puck-sized robot wants to be your kids' next teacher

Next up for robots: Synthetic muscle
Soon your technology may be able to repair itself.
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Next up for robots: Synthetic muscle

How scientists are using pork chops to design a better pacemaker
Scientists are innovating ways to communicate through body tissue.
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How scientists are using pork chops to design a better pacemaker

This innovative video game can sense your emotions and respond accordingly
This new video game reacts to your physical responses.
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This innovative video game can sense your emotions and respond accordingly

How trees inspired the renewable plastic of the future
A plastic replacement may be found in wood.
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How trees inspired the renewable plastic of the future

Can Facebook bring internet access to the entire world?
Facebook envisions a fully connected world.
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Can Facebook bring internet access to the entire world?

There's augmented reality in space now
Operational concept and implementation of the Sidekick investigation.
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There's augmented reality in space now