Maria Temming

Maria Temming

Staff Writer, Physical Sciences

Maria Temming is the staff writer for physical sciences at Science News. Maria has undergraduate degrees in physics and English from Elon University and a master's degree in science writing from MIT. She has written for Scientific AmericanSky & Telescope and NOVA Next. She’s also a former Science News intern.

All Stories by Maria Temming

  1. microcube diagram
    Materials Science

    This material does weird things under pressure

    A new metamaterial has a seemingly impossible property: It swells when squeezed.

  2. Artificial insulin-secreting cells
    Health & Medicine

    Artificial insulin-releasing cells may make it easier to manage diabetes

    Synthetic cells crafted in the lab could provide a more precise, longer-lasting diabetes treatment.

  3. Great Pyramid of Giza
    Archaeology

    Mystery void is discovered in the Great Pyramid of Giza

    High-energy particle imaging helps scientists peek inside one of the world’s oldest, largest monuments.

  4. lithium dendrite crystals
    Materials Science

    Nobel Prize–winning technique illuminates the fibers that set off battery fires

    Scientists get a closer look at the filaments that ruin lithium-ion batteries from the inside out.

  5. robot surgery
    Health & Medicine

    Robotic docs can boost surgery time and cost

    Robots in the OR may not be worth the extra time or money for all procedures.

  6. Go stones on a Go board
    Artificial Intelligence

    The newest AlphaGo mastered the game with no human input

    AlphaGo Zero is the first AI system of its kind to learn the game just by playing against itself.

  7. child in hospital bed
    Tech

    This stretchy implant could help kids avoid repeated open-heart surgeries

    A new type of surgical implant grows along with its recipient.

  8. Australian cuttlefish (Sepia apama)
    Tech

    Watch this cuttlefish-inspired ‘skin’ morph into a 3-D shape

    New silicone material mimics cephalopod shape-shifting for quick camouflage.

  9. Tech

    Superbugs may meet their match in these nanoparticles

    Quantum dots and antibiotics hit bacteria with a one-two punch.

  10. courteous robot
    Tech

    The rise of respectful robots

    A new roaming robot knows how to keep out from underfoot.

  11. atomic clock
    Tech

    New atomic clock is most precise yet

    This next-gen atomic clock ticks at a steady beat, but time will tell just how well it tells time.

  12. oragami robots
    Tech

    Origami outfits help these bots change tasks swiftly

    These robots change shape by slipping into different origami exoskeletons.