Megan Crouse
Senior Reporter

Megan Crouse is a Senior Reporter at Product Design & Development.

The Nintendo Switch has charmed many people in the video game world with its reconfigurable, portable shape and library of impressive games. It turns out,...
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1.18.2018
10:41am
Researchers at Harvard University have developed a new technique to etch lithium niobate sheets for use in optoelectronics. Lithium niobate is particularly...
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1.18.2018
10:06am
The Design Thinking for Business panel at CES International 2018 examined the emotional heart of design. With representatives from several industries including...
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1.17.2018
10:37am
The University of Pennsylvania is continuing its work on GPS-independent swarming quadcopters, which differentiate themselves from the mass of drone news out...
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1.17.2018
10:21am
Furrion makes RVs and appliances, among other things, but the company wants to branch out in a big way. Their giant, four-legged exoskeleton on display at CES...
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1.15.2018
10:18am
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After meeting with the Wireless Power Consortium and identifying Qi wireless charging as one of the highlights of this year’s CES in terms of market adoption,...
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1.15.2018
10:00am
Powermat has become one of many groups to join the Wireless Power Consortium under the flag of the Qi charging standard, a move some pundits are seeing as a...
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1.12.2018
12:13am
The Zigbee Alliance showcased their Dotdot language over Thread’s IP network at CES 2018. Initially announced in December, the partnership and partial...
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1.11.2018
12:19am
Virtual reality is in a precarious place as one of the hot topics of CES. While hardware like the Oculus headset is becoming a common marketing tool for...
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1.10.2018
10:39pm
CTA’s Tuesday, Jan. 9 keynote panel was a small taste of the most on-message parts of CES. As part of the company’s introduction to their long-running trade...
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1.10.2018
2:26am
Qualcomm’s new low-power Bluetooth-supporting SoCs mark just one of Qualcomm’s many ambitious projects on display at CES 2018. In particular, the QCC5100...
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1.10.2018
2:07am
One of the first big announcements of CES 2018 came from Nvidia, which, along with an impressive gaming- and display-focused booth at the trade show, has...
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1.10.2018
2:02am
Roomba vacuums from iRobot will receive an update later in January that allows them to map indoor areas according to their Wi-Fi signals. Via a report from...
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1.4.2018
10:38am
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Remotely controlled robots aren’t new, but GE’s Global Research is working in particular on making a control interface for robots that can fit into smaller...
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1.3.2018
10:46am
Last year, I visited the Johnson Space Center and saw, among other things, the International Space Station mockup used for astronaut training. Since then, JSC...
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1.2.2018
10:23am
From the International Space Station to communication satellites serving networks on Earth, the European Space Agency has a look at developments in space this...
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12.29.2017
10:45am
The mobile phone world is a competitive struggle, even for the tech giants. The Google Pixel is still struggling for market acceptance even with positive...
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12.29.2017
10:21am
We’ve been keeping an eye on the new detectors built and materials studied for the high-energy physics projects done at the particle colliders run by CERN. For...
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12.28.2017
10:42am
China has broken the record for flying the world’s largest amphibious airplane. On Sunday, Dec. 24 the four-engine AG600 flew for about an hour over the South...
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12.28.2017
10:04am
An engine not unlike a butane cigarette lighter will power the GomX-4B radio communications satellite, which will launch in February. Organized by the European...
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12.27.2017
10:01am
This startup says that it can build self-contained, sustainable tiny houses for $64,000 to $97,000. They’re built in about eight hours by seven-axel 3D-...
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12.26.2017
9:43am
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On Nov. 7 NASA tested potential satellite sensors that could be used to measure atmospheric composition, air quality, and the health of the ocean. The Aerosol...
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12.21.2017
11:17am
Is this a big step for commercial AR/VR? The Google-backed Magic Leap has released its first product, AR goggles that overlay interactive images onto the real...
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12.21.2017
9:59am
Students at the JetX jet engine club at the University of Glasgow built a 3D-printed model of a jet engine to show off the capacity of Rolls-Royce’s Xplorer-1...
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12.21.2017
9:51am
We’re checking back in with Stratolaunch today, the low Earth orbit plane with a 385-foot wingspan. Paul Allen posted a video of its first taxi test on...
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12.19.2017
10:34am
These videos from 2014 have been making the rounds on the science side of social media, as the spherical walking robot catches the eye of fans and designers....
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12.18.2017
9:55am
Apple has awarded $390 million to optical communications component maker Finisar as part of its latest boon from the $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund....
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12.14.2017
10:20am
Earlier this year, MIT’s Self Assembly Lab announced a partnership with furniture design company Steelcase to perform Rapid Liquid Printing, a method by which...
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12.14.2017
10:09am
Photonics21, a European community for photonics researchers, has announced the development of FLAIR (“Flying ultrA-broadband single-shot Infra-Red Sensor”)...
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12.13.2017
10:34am
A floating tidal energy platform now in place off the west coast of Scotland marks a new era of experimentation for Sustainable Marine Energy Ltd., an English...
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12.12.2017
10:26am
NASA explores the use of “cognitive radio” to expand signals to underutilized portions of the electromagnetic spectrum on an as-needed basis, freeing up...
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12.11.2017
10:30am
Wei-Min Shen of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has invented a robot to clean Los Angeles’ 7,000 miles of aging pipes. Those 7,000 miles are over 60...
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12.8.2017
11:47am
SiFive, developer of the RISC-V based Freedom Unleashed (U500) platform, has partnered with Microsemi to build a development board featuring Microsemi’s...
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12.8.2017
10:57am
This beautifully colored image was taken by astronaut Randy Bresnick from the International Space Station on Dec. 6 as the craft departed the ISS. The Cygnus...
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12.7.2017
10:03am
This animal-inspired robot can swim through even rough water. Researchers at the National University of Singapore, including Chew Chee Meng, developed the...
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12.5.2017
9:56am
Former Dassault executive Andy Kamabi has been appointed president and chief executive officer of 3D printing company Rize Inc., the company which claims to...
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12.5.2017
9:00am
KeySight technologies has added Semtech Corporation’s LoRa devices and wireless RF technology to its Internet of Things test solutions portfolio. Semtech’s...
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12.4.2017
2:20pm
On Tuesday, Nov. 28, propulsion engineers at NASA’s Jet propulsion Laboratory fired Voyager 1’s trajectory correction maneuver thrusters to keep its antenna...
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12.4.2017
10:36am
BridgeSat has added former Boeing executive Craig R. Cooning to its board, bringing additional industry knowledge to the satellite systems company. “In his 42-...
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12.4.2017
9:10am