Megan Crouse
Real-Time Digital Reporter

Megan Crouse has worked in journalism for four years, covering community news, entertainment, and technology. Before joining Advantage Business Media in January of 2015 she served as the editor of The Citizen, a community newspaper in New Jersey. As well as becoming acquainted with local politics and events in this capacity, she began to write television reviews and entertainment news for Den of Geek in 2013, and is a contributor to Suvudu.com. Primary topics of interest in the fields of engineering and design include NASA, artificial intelligence, robotics, and electric vehicles.

Outside of journalism she can be found watching movies, taking walks, and waiting impatiently for the Tesla Model 3.

 

There aren’t flying cars just yet, but a team of researchers at MIT has developed software that can optimize routes for vehicles that both drive on roads and...
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6.28.2017
10:25am
For the 20 year anniversary of the Mars Pathfinder mission, NASA has released a neat video about all of the missions the agency has sent to the Red Planet. It...
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6.27.2017
10:20am
Ten Iridium Communications satellites were launched on Sunday, forming part of the Iridium NEXT network intended to increase the range of aircraft tracking and...
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6.26.2017
4:42pm
Construction is under way for the Space Launch System’s core stage. The core stage, built in five parts, includes the engine, fuel tanks, and avionics for the...
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6.26.2017
10:08am
The Fermilab physics laboratory celebrated 50 years of operation this year, and sister lab CERN has a detailed look at the institution’s history. Fermilab was...
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6.23.2017
2:20pm
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Amazon has filed a patent for a “multi-level fulfillment center” for delivery drones. The building would be constructed upward instead of sideways like a...
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6.23.2017
11:35am
Amazon has filed a patent for a “multi-level fulfillment center” for delivery drones. The building would be constructed upward instead of sideways like a...
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6.23.2017
11:35am
GE has taken orders for over $1 billion in 3D-printed parts at the Paris Air Show. In order to build them, GE’s Additive division is working on the world’s...
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6.22.2017
9:58am
Lately, we’re all about planes. While many different kinds of aircraft are available to see at the Paris Air Show now, one of the world’s largest jet engines...
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6.20.2017
3:50pm
No, it isn’t just something from Star Wars. The latest bit of news from the world of water harvesting comes from SunGlacier, with support from the Dutch...
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6.20.2017
9:57am
GE has acquired OC Robotics, and with it a “snake arm” bot perfect for cleaning jet engines. The mechanical limb was originally designed to clean boring...
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6.19.2017
9:58am
SolidWorks’ simulation software enables virtual testing, and in order to show its capabilities the company put out a demo that might be just right for...
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6.16.2017
10:18am
Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has found a new home for Boston Dynamics. The walking-robot lab was deemed not marketable enough to be useful to Alphabet,...
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6.15.2017
2:39pm
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Talk about creepy-crawlies. GE Ventures, GE’s startup and incubation arm, has launched Avitas Systems, a new company dedicated to inspection robots. They will...
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6.15.2017
12:00pm
On Tuesday, Boeing announced the intent to streamline its Defense, Space, and Security unit “by eliminating a layer of executive oversight.” In total, about 50...
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6.14.2017
2:50pm
Residential solar is becoming a more lucrative business as adoption rates grow. Rooftop solar company Sunnova Energy Corporation, based in Texas, announced on...
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6.14.2017
1:46pm
Today in space news from the other side of the pond, the European Space Agency's Gaia and Hipparcos satellites give us a view of the Orion constellation....
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6.14.2017
10:20am
Researchers at a university in Belgium have developed a type of drone that can switch between two flight modes. The CargoCopter combines traits of fixed-wing...
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6.13.2017
10:32am
Bolstered by widespread adoption in India and China, the number of electric vehicles in the world grew to 2 million in 2016, according to the independent...
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6.13.2017
10:18am
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is offering a five-day course for engineering professionals to workshop projects and learn precision product design...
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6.12.2017
10:24am
Next week marks the beginning of the prestigious Paris Air Show, and one of the most talked-about jets in the world will be there despite initial assertions...
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6.12.2017
10:12am
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Several times this week, we’ve seen researchers argue that animals are practically superior to robots: and built their robots accordingly. Professor Phill-...
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6.9.2017
10:17am
Yesterday, NASA announced the next group of astronaut candidates, including several engineers. This class of 12 people will undergo two years of training at...
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6.8.2017
10:07am
Instead of putting out greenhouse gases, this facility removes excess carbon dioxide from the air. The direct air capture plant recently opened in Switzerland...
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6.7.2017
10:12am
Good morning! I’m sure the ideal thing to read over your morning coffee is a creepy story about robotics jacked into an insect’s nervous system. Scientists at...
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6.6.2017
10:02am
On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would end its participation in the Paris Agreement, the 2015 accord that called for...
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6.5.2017
1:49pm
Machine vision is nothing new, but giving detail and depth to a robot’s sight in real time can still be challenging. Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and...
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6.5.2017
10:13am
Microsoft co-founder and business giant Paul G. Allen has been funding the construction of the Stratolaunch aircraft, a low Earth orbit craft with a wingspan...
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6.2.2017
9:48am
Today at 5:55 p.m., SpaceX plans to launch a historic mission: a space station resupply flight using a Dragon capsule that has already gone to space. This is...
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6.1.2017
10:14am
The automotive touch screen market is expected to grow 11 percent year-over-year in 2017, according to a report from IHS Markit. Touch screens are slowly...
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5.31.2017
2:32pm
A couple of years ago, we covered DARPA’s XS-1 program, an effort to create a hypersonic aircraft that could quickly launch satellites into space. Now, DARPA...
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5.31.2017
9:53am
Qualcomm demonstrated on-the-go electric vehicle charge Thursday at a specially made test track in Satory area of Versailles, France. Driving two modified...
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5.18.2017
4:54pm
Engineers and business strategists from across the unmanned aerial systems industry gathered in Dallas last week for AUVSI’s Xponential conference. AUVSI, a...
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5.18.2017
3:47pm
Flight time was a hot topic at AUVSI’s Xponential conference in Dallas last week. A top-of-the-line drone for personal use has a range of about 27 minutes, and...
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5.17.2017
9:32am
Curtiss-Wright announced a new COTS single-board computer May 8, targeting the avionics designers attending AUVSI’s Xponential. This SBC was especially...
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5.16.2017
9:44am
At AUVSI’s Xponential show last week, NASA was on hand to demonstrate the traffic management systems that will be needed if large “swarms” of drones start...
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5.16.2017
9:00am
As the drone industry grows, more and larger companies are focusing efforts on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Velodyne says one of the driving forces behind...
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5.12.2017
10:20am
One of the more dramatic demonstrations at AUVSI Exponential in Dallas came from Intel, which demonstrated its Falcon 8+ drone at the keynote Tuesday. As part...
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5.11.2017
8:58am
Lockheed Martin rolled out the latest version of the Indago drone. The Indago 3 military reconnaissance drone has the longest range in Lockheed Martin’s...
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5.9.2017
10:18am