Lauren J. Young

Lauren is a science and technology journalist based in New York City. She likes to talk about a lot of things, but mostly covers how technology affects our health, behavior, and culture. She has written about space colonies, math artists, and self-driving cars for Science Friday and IEEE Spectrum. For fun, she collects comic books and works at libraries.
Culture
International Women's Day Is Also a Day to Celebrate Science
Lauren J. Young
Today is International Women's Day, so let's appreciate the women who have advanced science.
Culture
Rafael Araujo Draws Perfect Illustrations by Hand Using Math's Golden Ratio
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No computer programs necessary. 
Innovation
'Time' 100 Most Influential Missed five people including Elon Musk
Lauren J. Young
Here are the leaders and figures in technology that should have been recognized.
Innovation
Princeton Undergrad Creates Google Deep Dream-Inspired Deepjazz A.I. Music Maker
Lauren J. Young
20-year-old Ji-Sung Kim never thought his first hackathon would lead to so much attention.
Science
Watch Solar Impulse Plane Soar to California in Fuel-Free Trip Around the World
Lauren J. Young
The plane took off from Hawaii today after nine months of repairs.
Science
The Best Time to See Mercury Is Just After Sunset Tonight
Lauren J. Young
On your way home, be sure to look toward the horizon to spot the hot, dark planet.
Innovation
Hyperloop Technologies to Give "Demonstrations" at Las Vegas Event in May
Lauren J. Young
CEO Rob Lloyd says it is “the dawn of a new means of transportation.”
Innovation
Changan's Self-Driving Car Completes Longest Ever Autonomous Trip Through China
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The company is still miles behind its international competition.
Science
Physicists Built a Super Tiny Engine Powered by a Single Calcium Atom
Lauren J. Young
The quantum effect of single-particle engines can hike up efficiency levels.
Science
In Wake of Massive Japan Earthquake, Leveled Buildings and Crinkled Roads
Lauren J. Young
This is the second earthquake to rock the country this week.
Innovation
The Mystery Behind Blue Origin's Turtle-Friendly Coat of Arms
Lauren J. Young
What’s the deal with the four turtles on Blue Origin’s crew capsule?
Entertainment
AMC Backs Off Its Idea of Text-Friendly Theaters After Intense Backlash
Lauren J. Young
CEO Adam Aron says “NO TEXTING ALLOWED” in AMC theaters.
Innovation
Telepresence Robots May Be Awkward Now, but Expect More of Them by 2020
Lauren J. Young
Research group Tractica projects a 50 percent increase in telepresence in four years.
Innovation
Elon Musk Endorses This History of SpaceX’s Falcon 9
Lauren J. Young
Musk is still basking in the glory of the Falcon 9’s recent drone ship landing.
Innovation
Yuri Gagarin: The First Human (That We Know About) Went Into Space
Lauren J. Young
The first man to journey into space celebrates the 55th anniversary.
Innovation
The 5 Best Moments During SpaceX’s Smooth CRS-8 Falcon 9 Launch to the ISS
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“My face hurts so much right now, I can’t believe it.”
Culture
D.C.'s Dupont Underground Trolley Station Turns Into an Art Gallery 
Lauren J. Young
What kind of art display can you make with over 650,000 plastic balls? 
Innovation
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Will Attempt Another Drone Ship Landing Friday
Lauren J. Young
Will Falcon 9 be able to land on the drone ship this time? 
Science
What Has IBM Watson Been Up to Since Winning 'Jeopardy!' 5 Years Ago?
Lauren J. Young
Watson is commercialized in so many different things -- you just don’t know it.
Innovation
Lowline Curators "More Hopeful Than Ever" Underground Park Will Become a Reality
Lauren J. Young
The Lowline will be the world's first subterranean park powered by solar technology. Dan Barasch and James Ramsey just have to make it work.