Kathiann Kowalski's Articles
- Plastics that conduct electricity let new color-changing sunglasses go from dark to light and back again at the tap of a switch. The shades could come in a range of colors too.
- A new electric keyboard locks out anybody but its owner. It’s not only self-cleaning but also powered by your fingertips.
- When added to brain tissue, a chemical like one found in baby diapers expands. And it expands that brain tissue too, giving scientists a better view of how its cells connect.
- Hellbenders already face threats such as habitat loss, pollution and disease. But climate change could make matters worse. And the problems facing hellbenders could spell trouble for more than just these giant amphibians.
- Rewritable paper could save money, preserve forests and cut down on waste — and all without using any ink.
- New studies and ongoing work highlight why society should save rare livestock breeds — and the part that technology can play.
- Most banks store money. But some very special ones store deposits that may prove even more valuable: tissues that could prevent the extinction of breeds and species.
- Computer models use data, math and computer instructions to predict events in the real world.
- Menthol’s effects on the brain may make tobacco more addicting. In contrast, foul odors might help smokers quit. Two new studies show how.
- They use numbers to model real-world activities. And new insights in math are streamlining models’ design.