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

Today is International Women's Day, so let's appreciate the women who have advanced science.

Culture
Innovation

5 People in Tech That Should Have Made the 'TIME' 100 Most Influential List

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

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

The plane took off from Hawaii today after nine months of repairs.

Science

The Best Time to See Mercury Is Just After Sunset Tonight

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

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

The company is still miles behind its international competition.

Science

Physicists Built a Super Tiny Engine Powered by a Single Calcium Atom

The quantum effect of single-particle engines can hike up efficiency levels.

Science

In Wake of Massive Japan Earthquake, Leveled Buildings and Crinkled Roads

This is the second earthquake to rock the country this week.

Innovation

The Mystery Behind Blue Origin's Turtle-Friendly Coat of Arms

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

CEO Adam Aron says “NO TEXTING ALLOWED” in AMC theaters.

Innovation

Telepresence Robots May Be Awkward Now, but Expect More of Them by 2020

Research group Tractica projects a 50 percent increase in telepresence in four years.

Innovation

Elon Musk Endorses This History of SpaceX’s Falcon 9

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 55 Years Ago Today

The first man to journey into space celebrates the 55th anniversary.

Innovation
Culture

D.C.'s Dupont Underground Trolley Station Turns Into an Art Gallery 

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

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?

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

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.