Teresa Carey is a senior staff writer at Freethink. Before becoming a journalist she was a US Coast Guard licensed captain and professional mariner. She works primarily on the Atlantic Ocean, and from a tiny desk in Annapolis. As a grad of the University of California Santa Cruz science communication graduate program, and a NatGeo Explorer, she loves telling stories on the intersection of science, culture, and heart. Carey’s written, audio, and television broadcast work can be found in BuzzFeed, Scientific American, PBS NewsHour, NPR Weekend Edition, Smithsonian and more.
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Recent Work by Author
OpenAI's two new machine learning algorithms improve computer vision and can use text cues to draw unique and often offbeat images.
Umbilical cord stem cells may provide life-saving care for people with a serious case of coronavirus.
A team of researchers wants to build robots out of ice and send them to space. The icy bots can use found materials to rebuild themselves.
For the first time, a study has shown that brain activity could be used to forecast the onset of epileptic seizures several days in advance.
A man paralyzed from the neck down used a brain computer interface to control two robot arms — a big step in the field of mind-controlled prosthetics.
Researchers have created an optical sensor, designed to mimic the human eye. The team says this is a major breakthrough in neuromorphic computing
2020 was a big year for the gene-editing tool CRISPR. It was used to cure disease, edit DNA in a human's eye, and even gene-edit pigs to grow suitable organs to transplant into humans.
On December 16, 2020, the Air Force flew an AI co-pilot on a U-2 spy plane. This is the first time that the Air Force completed a military flight with AI.
A new smartphone app unlocks independent travel for people with intellectual disabilities.