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.
Recent Work by Author
The Empathy app is designed to help grieving families know what to do when someone dies and then actually guide them through the tasks, step by step.
Perovskite solar cells featuring a layer of carbon nanodots made from human hair were more efficient and stable than those without the dots.
An artificial photosynthesis device that gets more efficient with time could finally allow us to harness solar energy for uses beyond electricity.
If the success of a new oral insulin delivery system in rats translates to people, it could entice more diabetics to pursue insulin therapy.
An experimental game that triggers auditory hallucinations in both mice and humans could lead to new treatments for schizophrenia.
The spacecraft NASA is sending to study the Psyche asteroid will be powered by Hall thruster technology — marking its first use for deep space exploration.
NASA is considering an inflatable space habitat designed by Sierra Nevada Corporation as a potential space station of the future.
By injecting a “brain glue” into rats, researchers were able to speed up their recovery after a traumatic brain injury.
A military school recently used Spot, a robot dog developed by Boston Dynamics, during combat training exercises.