Rachel MartinContributor, PCWorld

Rachel is a recent MIT graduate with a bachelor's in materials science and engineering. She likes 3D printing, solar cells, and maybe 3D printing solar cells, as well as videos of cats being confused by Roombas.

Two Flying Cars Seek Road Approval; Future Finally Here

Companies on opposite sides of the US are bringing drivable planes from sci-fi to real life.

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Conductive Ink Pen Might Be Mightier Than the Soldering Iron

Conductive inks in hand-held pens could make functional circuitry just a doodle away.

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SolarSinter Takes 3D-Printing to the Desert

Markus Kayser’s solar-powered fabrication machines adapt high-tech science to low-tech settings.

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Invisible Graduation Cap Hack Slips Under the Radar

A high school graduate-to-be exploits the properties of infrared light to get his message out.

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'Information Carries Weight': How an Algorithm Helped Designers With the 9/11 Memorial

Computer-assisted design preserves personal relationships in the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.

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Jumping Robot Blows Real Frogs Out of the Water

Researchers from Michigan State University develop a jumping robot that might be able to give real frogs a run for their money in jumping contests.

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QR Code Textiles Transform Fabric Into Hyperlinks, Increase Geek Cred

QR codes are usually strictly functional, but with a little creativity, they can be turned into some awesomely geeky art.

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Geek Crafts: Geeks Show Their Artistic Side

TARDIS blankets? Knitted Boba Fetts? These amazingly geeky crafts challenge the techie-artist dichotomy.

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Google Search Terms Used to Track Disease Outbreaks

Tracking search keywords can give researchers clues on disease outbreaks, according to a CDC paper.

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Robots Receive Training as Linguists, Cartographers, Bodyguards

Researchers let hapless robots loose in an unfamiliar place. Robots form their own language to communicate. Humans realize they're doomed.

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