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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

Tech for Wellbeing
Smartphones Can Track Your Blood Sugar Levels
wearable glucose monitor
Tech for Wellbeing
Smartphones Can Track Your Blood Sugar Levels
The ability to easily monitor blood sugar levels would allow everyone to have more control over their own metabolic health — not just people with diabetes.
February 28, 2021

The ability to easily monitor blood sugar levels would allow everyone to have more control over their own metabolic health — not just people with diabetes.

The Future Explored
Massive Green Hydrogen Projects Are Underway
green hydrogen
The Future Explored
Massive Green Hydrogen Projects Are Underway
Large-scale ventures are a big step toward testing whether we can create a marketplace for green hydrogen in a way that makes economic sense.
February 21, 2021

Large-scale ventures are a big step toward testing whether we can create a marketplace for green hydrogen in a way that makes economic sense.

The Future Explored
Building Infrastructure On Mars Is Tricky — These Bugs Could Help
building on mars
The Future Explored
Building Infrastructure On Mars Is Tricky — These Bugs Could Help
Landing on Mars is just the beginning — to live there, we'll need to invent Martian concrete.
February 14, 2021

Landing on Mars is just the beginning — to live there, we'll need to invent Martian concrete.

The Future Explored
Can a Lab-Grown Uterus Treat Infertility?
bioengineered uterus
The Future Explored
Can a Lab-Grown Uterus Treat Infertility?
A bioengineered uterus could open up treatment options for women facing infertility.
February 6, 2021

A bioengineered uterus could open up treatment options for women facing infertility.

The Future Explored
Can We Decentralize the Internet?
decentralize the internet
The Future Explored
Can We Decentralize the Internet?
A decentralized internet could make the internet faster and less vulnerable to censorship.
January 31, 2021

A decentralized internet could make the internet faster and less vulnerable to censorship.

The Future Explored
We're Floating in 6,000 Tons of Junk
space junk
The Future Explored
We're Floating in 6,000 Tons of Junk
There's a lot of trash in outer space. We need to clean it up before it becomes unusable.
January 23, 2021

There's a lot of trash in outer space. We need to clean it up before it becomes unusable.

The Future Explored
Beyond COVID: mRNA Vaccines May Treat Cancer and More
mrna vaccines
The Future Explored
Beyond COVID: mRNA Vaccines May Treat Cancer and More
The technology used to make the COVID-19 vaccine could be used to treat other diseases too.
January 16, 2021

The technology used to make the COVID-19 vaccine could be used to treat other diseases too.

The Future Explored
Geothermal Energy Is on the Verge of a Big Breakthrough
geothermal energy
The Future Explored
Geothermal Energy Is on the Verge of a Big Breakthrough
Geothermal energy may be the key to bringing reliable, clean energy to the world.
January 10, 2021

Geothermal energy may be the key to bringing reliable, clean energy to the world.

The Future Explored
Electric Planes Will Bring Cheaper Flights and Less CO2
electric planes
The Future Explored
Electric Planes Will Bring Cheaper Flights and Less CO2
Electric aviation would mean less CO2 emissions and cheaper airfare — but batteries still aren't powerful enough to compete with fuel-filled commercial jets.
December 26, 2020

Electric aviation would mean less CO2 emissions and cheaper airfare — but batteries still aren't powerful enough to compete with fuel-filled commercial jets.