Amy Nordrum is an executive editor at MIT Technology Review. Previously, she was News Editor at IEEE Spectrum in New York City.
SpaceX And A Dummy ‘Crew’ Visit The International Space Station
The first commercial vehicle designed to carry a crew visits the ISS.
The Battle Of The Hard Drives
Two companies are exploring very different methods to expand the storage capacity of hard disk drives.
Kepler Ends Its Search For Planets Like Earth
After nine years, the Kepler space telescope will soon be shut down permanently
To Combat The Great Garbage Patch, A Great Pool Noodle?
A test aims to lasso floating plastic waste in the Pacific. But not everyone is convinced the approach will be helpful.
Trying To Build A Computer As Powerful As The Human Brain
Brain-inspired computing hits a new milestone, the neural networks of a noisy fish, and other subjects in science news.
The Mysteries Of Memory, A New Blue Dot, And A Robotic Fly
A surprising study suggesting that RNA could play a role in a snail’s memory leads this week’s news roundup.
Remembering Stephen Hawking
Plus, rogue satellites, graphene hair dye, and hungry ravens.
Radio Bursts, A Trip To CES, And A Sea Turtle Shift
New research argues that mysterious deep-space radio bursts may be produced by neutron stars.
Year In Review: 2017
From colliding neutron stars to the completion of the Cassini mission, a look at 2017’s most important science stories.
The High Energy Cost Of Bitcoin’s Rise
As bitcoin’s price skyrockets, so does its energy use and carbon footprint.