Megan Ray Nichols
Freelance Science Writer

Megan Ray Nichols is a freelance science writer. Most notably, she contributes regularly to American Machinist and Manufacturing Transformation. She also writes weekly on her personal blog, Schooled By Science. There, Megan enjoys discussing scientific news and discoveries. Subscribe today and follow Megan on Twitter to stay connected.

NASA is working on a new method of communicating with spacecraft from Earth that uses lasers to transmit data — and they’re not just doing it because it sounds...