Author: Allison T. McCann

Allison T. McCann has a B.S. in science, technology and society from Stanford University, an interdisciplinary major that sparked an interest in all things that swipe, zoom, beep, fly or otherwise involve cool technology. How does that work? is the eternal question that lingers in her thoughts during long runs along the Hudson. A born and raised California girl, she's a bit nervous about the New York winters, but is very excited to continue writing about science and technology at SHERP. Follow her on Twitter.

Lemme see yo grillzzzz

Lemme see yo grillzzzz

This seriously hip new retainer lets you listen to music through your teeth

By Allison T. McCann | Posted June 8, 2012

VIDEO: Your mission (should you choose to accept it)

VIDEO: Your mission (should you choose to accept it)

A different type of science fair

By Jonathan Chang and Allison T. McCann | Posted May 1, 2012

VIDEO: Happy feet

VIDEO: Happy feet

One woman’s quest to end foot pain

By Susan E. Matthews and Allison T. McCann | Posted April 2, 2012

A mindless future

A mindless future

How will smart technologies affect our cognitive ability?

By Allison T. McCann | Posted March 19, 2012

Red with passion

Red with passion

The force behind NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program

By Allison T. McCann | Posted February 1, 2012

Fuel for the future

Fuel for the future

Nike launches new FuelBand digital wristband to make every movement count

By Allison T. McCann | Posted January 19, 2012

Okay, but how do touch screens actually work?

Okay, but how do touch screens actually work?

Swipe: verb; the act of moving one’s finger across a touch screen.

By Allison T. McCann | Posted January 17, 2012

Mind over matter

Mind over matter

Envisioning a world of thought-controlled computing

By Allison T. McCann | Posted January 12, 2012

The truth is in the eyes

The truth is in the eyes

Sleep detection technologies still lack the most accurate indicator of drowsiness

By Allison T. McCann | Posted December 13, 2011

Smarter resting leads to better training

Smarter resting leads to better training

New software helps determine the necessary recovery for optimal sports performance

By Allison T. McCann | Posted November 4, 2011

Talk to me, with your eyes

Talk to me, with your eyes

Eye tracking technology allows ALS sufferers to express creativity

By Allison T. McCann | Posted October 28, 2011

Cooling down with Craig Heller

Cooling down with Craig Heller

“The glove” is poised to help NFL athletes recover faster

By Allison T. McCann | Posted October 20, 2011

Runaway universe wins Nobel Prize

Runaway universe wins Nobel Prize

This year’s physics winners find the universe is accelerating

By Allison T. McCann | Posted October 4, 2011