Erin Biba

Erin Biba

Erin Biba is a science journalist who writes about climate change, field science, biology, technology, and other science-related topics. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, WIRED, The Daily Beast, Popular Science, and BBC. 

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Robot, You Can Drive My Car

Before we can live in a world of autonomous cars, we’re going to live through an awkward transition. Say hello to your robot chauffeur.

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Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Closer Than You Think

Don't call it telepathy, but call it very cool.

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This Is How Wine Gets Made in the 21st Century
How winemaking went from old-school to high-tech.
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How NASA Is Tracking California's Drought
Sky- and space-based science is helping NASA track the extent of California's devastating drought.
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The Lunar X Prize Heats Up
A few teams have dropped out of the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize, but many more are preparing for 2015 launch dates to send their l…
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Google Lunar X PRIZE on the Big Screen
The X PRIZE Foundation has put together a new planetarium show to get people excited about the race back to the moon via the Google Lun…
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Tour One of Iceland's Incredible Geothermal Plants
The Svartsengi geothermal power plant produces 75 Mw of energy, provides thousands of homes with hot water, and created a hot lagoon th…
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir
What Happens When You Remove a Dam?
San Francisco's ballot measure to drain and restore the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, which provides the city with its water, was defeated th…
Our concept for what an X Prize-winning lunar rover could look like mixes and matches the best ideas from current plans.
Is the Lunar X Prize the Next Space Age?
The teams of the Lunar X Prize aren't headed to the moon until 2015, but they're already selling out their cargo room. Is this a sneak …
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We Should Send Humans to Mars—but Not Let Them Land
Some say robots should explore space; others say theres no substitute for sending a human. But at a human vs robot debate at the recent…
Artist's impression of Kepler-16.
Kepler Will Make Us All Planet Hunters
At the recent SETIcon II conference in California, astronomers described how the Kepler planet-hunting mission is changing the search f…