I am a senior writer at the Boston Globe and BetaBoston.
Previously, I reported on science and technology at NBCNews.com and before that, at Fast Company. My work has also appeared online and in print at New Scientist, Scientific American, Nature News, MIT Technology Review, Sfari.org, and elsewhere. This is what my typical day looks like.
The Boston Globe
For 34 years, Dassault has developed 3-D software for engineers who build cars, airplane parts, and buildings. Moving into organs is their next step.
When Katie O’Halloran reaches out to shake your hand, you can hear the whir before you feel her grip. It’s a slow process, and an awkward one, but because she’s waited two decades, each handshake feels like a victory.
Tucked into the Dragon spacecraft that took off from Florida this month was a science experiment that one day could help artificial limbs move with the grace and agility of real hands and legs.
So is it really possible to change your mood by flipping on a current? And would you want to? The team behind Thync is betting big time that our nation of coffee-swilling, booze-guzzling, yoga-loving consumers will.