Kristin Houser is a staff writer at Freethink, where she covers science and tech. Her written work has appeared in Business Insider, NBC News, and the World Economic Forum’s Agenda, among other publications, and Stephen Colbert once talked about a piece on The Late Show, to her delight. Prior to joining Freethink, Kristin was a staff writer for Futurism and wrote several animated and live action web series.
The Rubbee X requires almost no setup and is far cheaper than a brand new e-bike.
A common weed uses uncommon types of photosynthesis.
The phenomenon of “digital dementia” might not be real after all.
It’s simple to make, easy to use, and should work against any variant.
The surface of asteroid Bennu is more like a plastic ball pit than the Moon.
It could permanently lower cholesterol — and permanently reduce your risk of having a heart attack.
From Amazon to the US Army, everybody wants one (or 150).
Deliveries of the $250k Lightyear 0 will start in November 2022.
Aptera expects to begin delivering its solar-powered car later in 2022.
An out-of-this-world idea could help reduce some of the risk of solar geoengineering.
Experts believe they could cut the time it takes a rocket to reach Mars by up to 25%, shaving about two months off the trip.
One home was printed in 28 hours. Now, Alquist 3D is building 200 more.
It has no moving parts and could allow us to tap into renewable energy year round.
In a major advance, scientists have found a new and groundbreaking way to force electrons to flow only in one direction in a superconductor.
Data from the Zhurong rover suggests the Red Planet was wet more recently than we thought.
Disulfiram is an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of chronic alcoholism. It might also serve as anti-anxiety medication.
A community in Austin, Texas is using geothermal energy to keep homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
The light from Earendel took 12.9 billion years to reach Hubble. The star is millions of times brighter than our Sun and 50 times as massive.
A radical redesign of commercial aircraft, called the flying-V plane, could increase fuel efficiency by 20%, greatly reducing emissions.
Spotty connectivity isn’t going to jeopardize Ukraine’s drone attacks.
Knowing that technology would advance in the future, NASA put some moon rock samples into storage without opening them. Now, they have.
Aerial drone footage was sent to an AI trained to track down space rocks.
Local researchers identify a striking rainbow-colored fairy wrasse found off the coast of the Maldives as a fish species all its own.
Zuranolone might help people feel better sooner than if they were relying on standard treatment alone.
Astronomers used supercomputers and an international network of antennas to create the stunning map.
Russia's cyberattacks against Ukraine have been prolific and ongoing for several years. The future of war may begin in cyberspace.