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. 3-D printed wireless light-up device on a hand

    A new 3-D printer builds temporary electronics on your skin

    A new 3-D printer that tracks and compensates for your slightest twitch can precisely print simple electronic devices onto your skin.

  2. neutron star merger illustration

    A neutron star crash may have spawned a black hole

    The neutron collision that took the astronomical community by storm last year probably created a black hole, researchers say.

  3. Tech fashion show illustration

    Future smart clothes could pack serious gadgetry

    Casual daywear may someday contain some serious tech. But engineers have to take conventional electronics and make them comfortable to wear.

  4. interior of a car
    Health & Medicine

    Even in the shade, a car’s interior can get lethally hot

    A car’s interior can get lethally hot on summer days, even when it’s parked in the shade.

  5. taxis

    Fleets of self-driving taxis could be choreographed to cut traffic

    Hive-minded self-driving cars could curb traffic congestion and vehicle pollution.

  6. plant

    Nanoparticles could help rescue malnourished crops

    Nanoparticles normally used to fight cancer could also be used to treat malnourished crops.

  7. satellite image of North Korea's nuclear test site

    Satellite data backs theory of North Korean nuclear site collapse

    After North Korea’s most recent nuclear test, two underground cave-ins occurred, possibly rendering the facility unusable, a new study suggests.

  8. illustration of mental map
    Artificial Intelligence

    This AI uses the same kind of brain wiring as mammals to navigate

    This AI creates mental maps of its environment much like mammals do.

  9. seven planetary nebulae

    New ideas about how stars die help solve a decades-old mystery

    New ideas about stellar evolution help explain why astronomers see so many bright planetary nebulae where they ought not be.

  10. self-driving car laser sensing

    This self-driving car could one day take you on a real road trip

    Most autonomous cars are city drivers. This one’s made for cross-country road trips.

  11. browser privacy screen

    Website privacy policies don’t say much about how they share your data

    Privacy policies don’t reveal the half of how websites share user data.

  12. laptop computer

    Private web browsing doesn’t mean no one is watching

    Many people misunderstand what private web browsing actually is. Web browsers’ explanations don’t help.