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Teresa Carey

Teresa Carey

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

AI
New AI Can Draw Pictures, Inching Closer to Humanlike Smarts
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AI
New AI Can Draw Pictures, Inching Closer to Humanlike Smarts
OpenAI's two new machine learning algorithms improve computer vision and can use text cues to draw unique and often offbeat images.
January 11, 2021

OpenAI's two new machine learning algorithms improve computer vision and can use text cues to draw unique and often offbeat images.

Coronavirus
New COVID-19 Treatment Uses Stem Cells
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Coronavirus
New COVID-19 Treatment Uses Stem Cells
Umbilical cord stem cells may provide life-saving care for people with a serious case of coronavirus.
January 9, 2021

Umbilical cord stem cells may provide life-saving care for people with a serious case of coronavirus.

Robotics
Robot Made of Ice Can Repair and Rebuild Itself
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Robotics
Robot Made of Ice Can Repair and Rebuild Itself
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.
January 9, 2021

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.

Medical Innovation
These Brain Implants Can Predict an Epileptic Seizure Days in Advance
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Medical Innovation
These Brain Implants Can Predict an Epileptic Seizure Days in Advance
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.
January 3, 2021

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.

Medical Innovation
Quadriplegic Man, Using Two Robot Arms, Can Feed Himself Again
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Medical Innovation
Quadriplegic Man, Using Two Robot Arms, Can Feed Himself Again
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.
January 2, 2021

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.

Artificial Intelligence
New Optical Sensor Imitates the Human Eye
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Artificial Intelligence
New Optical Sensor Imitates the Human Eye
Researchers have created an optical sensor, designed to mimic the human eye. The team says this is a major breakthrough in neuromorphic computing
December 27, 2020

Researchers have created an optical sensor, designed to mimic the human eye. The team says this is a major breakthrough in neuromorphic computing

Genetics
CRISPR’s Big Year: Top Breakthroughs of 2020
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Genetics
CRISPR’s Big Year: Top Breakthroughs of 2020
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.
December 26, 2020

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.

Artificial Intelligence
An AI Co-Pilots a Military Jet for the First Time
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Artificial Intelligence
An AI Co-Pilots a Military Jet for the First Time
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.
December 16, 2020

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.

Transportation
Smartphone App Gives Independent Travel to the Disabled
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Transportation
Smartphone App Gives Independent Travel to the Disabled
A new smartphone app unlocks independent travel for people with intellectual disabilities.
December 13, 2020

A new smartphone app unlocks independent travel for people with intellectual disabilities.