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Amanda Winkler

Amanda Winkler

Amanda is the managing editor at Freethink. Prior to joining Freethink, she was a freelance filmmaker focused on issues related to foreign policy and the U.S. military. Her work has been featured on PBS and in film festivals. Before that, she was a video producer for Reason Magazine.

Recent Work by Author

The Future Explored
We Can Grow 60% More Food By Hacking Photosynthesis
hacking photosynthesis
The Future Explored
We Can Grow 60% More Food By Hacking Photosynthesis
By improving photosynthesis, we can get more food from our farmland.
November 22, 2020

By improving photosynthesis, we can get more food from our farmland.

The Future Explored
Fusion-Powered Spaceships Could Take Us Into Deep Space
fusion powered spaceships
The Future Explored
Fusion-Powered Spaceships Could Take Us Into Deep Space
Fusion could make frequent trips into deep space possible.
November 15, 2020

Fusion could make frequent trips into deep space possible.

The Future Explored
This Canadian Startup Wants to Make Our Buildings Out of CO2
carbon capturing
The Future Explored
This Canadian Startup Wants to Make Our Buildings Out of CO2
Carbon capture technology is here, but how do we make it feasible?
November 9, 2020

Carbon capture technology is here, but how do we make it feasible?

The Future Explored
Radioactive Diamond Batteries Keep Going and Going
radioactive diamond batteries
The Future Explored
Radioactive Diamond Batteries Keep Going and Going
These nuclear diamond batteries could provide an endless source of energy.
November 1, 2020

These nuclear diamond batteries could provide an endless source of energy.

The Future Explored
Are Fecal Transplants the Fountain of Youth?
fecal transplants
The Future Explored
Are Fecal Transplants the Fountain of Youth?
Scientists hope that fecal transplants from younger to older people could be used to treat age-related cognitive decline.
October 24, 2020

Scientists hope that fecal transplants from younger to older people could be used to treat age-related cognitive decline.

The Future Explored
Supersonic Travel Went Stale. Can Boom Bring it Back With New Commercial Jet?
Supersonic Travel Went Stale. Can Boom Bring it Back With New Commercial Jet?
The Future Explored
Supersonic Travel Went Stale. Can Boom Bring it Back With New Commercial Jet?
The startup aims to make supersonic travel available to the public within a decade.
October 17, 2020

The startup aims to make supersonic travel available to the public within a decade.

The Future Explored
Babies of the Future Could be Made From Skin Cells
Babies of the Future Could be Made From Skin Cells
The Future Explored
Babies of the Future Could be Made From Skin Cells
A potential fertility treatment involves taking skin cells and reverse engineering them into eggs and sperm.
October 10, 2020

A potential fertility treatment involves taking skin cells and reverse engineering them into eggs and sperm.

Nuclear Fusion
Nuclear Fusion Gets Closer to Reality With This New Reactor
nuclear fusion
Nuclear Fusion
Nuclear Fusion Gets Closer to Reality With This New Reactor
Nuclear fusion just took a step forward thanks to a new, compact reactor from MIT.
October 3, 2020

Nuclear fusion just took a step forward thanks to a new, compact reactor from MIT.

The Future Explored
Cooling the Planet With a Giant Solar Umbrella
Cooling the Planet With a Giant Solar Umbrella
The Future Explored
Cooling the Planet With a Giant Solar Umbrella
Solar geoengineering would cool global temperatures — is it worth it?
September 26, 2020

Solar geoengineering would cool global temperatures — is it worth it?