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Meg Alexander

Meg Alexander
Meg Alexander started traveling around the world in 2014, and the road led her straight to Gizmag. As a child, she annoyed her family by asking "why?" and "how?" incessantly, and she hasn't stopped since. Coming from a long family line of journalists, it's only natural that she now formulates the answers she finds into articles. In addition to writing for Gizmag, Meg is an international event planner.
Top Articles by Meg Alexander
  • "Solar" jet fuel created from water and carbon dioxide

    In a move that could help address our insatiable thirst for fuel while at the same time help cut CO2 emissions, scientists with the SOLAR-JET project have shown that concentrated sunlight can be used to convert carbon dioxide into kerosene, which can...

  • Alyt lets users control their home via voice

    The latest device promising to help usher in the suburban technological utopia of the smart home is the Alyt, an Android-powered smart home system that can be controlled not only through an app on a mobile device, but also via voice commands.

  • Cochlear implant enhances patient experience through gene therapy

    For the first time, researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia have used cochlear implants to regenerate auditory nerves through gene therapy, a process where therapeutic DNA is inserted into cells to treat a disease.

  • Bamboo balance bike to teach children biking skills naturally

    Balance bikes are a popular tool to help children learn balance and steering before transitioning to pedaled bikes. GreenChampBikes has developed a bamboo balance bike that is aimed at teaching children biking skills while educating them about sustai...

  • Refrigeration could cool down the cost of carbon capture and storage

    Carbon capture and storage has long been considered a costly but necessary step in reducing emissions and protecting our environment. New research by Sintef scientists has found that refrigeration technology may reduce cost by up to 30 percent, incre...

The GreenChamp Bike is a balance bike made from environmentally sustainable bamboo

Balance or run bikes are a popular tool to help children learn balance and steering before transitioning to pedaled bikes. GreenChampBikes has developed a bamboo balance bike that is aimed at not only teaching children the skills they need to get rolling on two wheels, but also educate them on sustainability and the environment at the same time.  Read More

Alyt is a voice commanded smart home integration system powered by Android

The trickle of devices looking to turn the family home into smart homes whereby residents can remotely control everything from household lighting to security systems has turned into a flood recently. The latest device promising to help usher in this suburban technological utopia is the Alyt, an Android-powered smart home system that can be controlled not only through an app on a mobile device, but also via voice commands.  Read More

The solar reactor that was used to turn water and CO2 into jet fuel

In a move that could help address our insatiable thirst for fuel while at the same time help cut CO2 emissions, scientists with the SOLAR-JET (Solar chemical reactor demonstration and Optimization for Long-term Availability of Renewable Jet fuel) project have recently shown that through a multi-step process, concentrated sunlight can be used to convert carbon dioxide into kerosene, which can then be used as jet fuel.  Read More

For the first time, researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia have use...

According to the World Health Organization, more than 360 million people worldwide live with disabling hearing loss, and for many, devices such as hearing aids and cochlear implants allow them to maintain a normal life style. But what if a cochlear device could offer a biological solution that would enhance a patient’s experience?  Read More

Sentinel-1 is the first satellite to be launched as part of Copernicus, an earth observati...

On April 15, just days after Copernicus' Sentinal-1 sent its first images back to earth, the Copernicus Masters opened its application process for its 4th annual competition that recognizes outstanding ideas, applications, and business concepts based on Earth observation data.  Read More

New research by Sintef scientists has found that refrigeration technology may reduce cost ...

For years carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been considered a costly but necessary step in reducing emissions and protecting our environment. New research by Scandinavian research organization Sintef has found that refrigeration technology may reduce costs by up to 30 percent, increasing the potential for faster implementation.  Read More

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