Author: Erik Ortlip

Warming World, Potent Poppies

Warming World, Potent Poppies

Rising carbon dioxide levels lead to higher concentrations of opiates in poppies.

By Erik Ortlip | Posted August 3, 2009

Raising Mosquitoes to Fight Malaria

Raising Mosquitoes to Fight Malaria

Jean Robert Nonon raises mosquitoes at New York University, sending them across the globe for malaria research.

By Erik Ortlip | Posted June 23, 2009

Gesture Based Interfaces--Bringing Technology Back to the Human Roots of Language

Gesture Based Interfaces–Bringing Technology Back to the Human Roots of Language

A Minority Report type interface may revolutionize how we interact with our iphones and free us from the keyboard for good.

By Erik Ortlip | Posted June 11, 2009

Nature's Chemical Warfare - Good News for the Worldwide Malaria Epidemic

Nature’s Chemical Warfare – Good News for the Worldwide Malaria Epidemic

A microscopic arms race may lead to a new cost effective malaria treatment.

By Erik Ortlip | Posted March 10, 2009

Sea of Red: Speaking out Against Dolphin Hunting

Sea of Red: Speaking out Against Dolphin Hunting

Armed with science, psychology professor Diana Reiss struggles to end dolphin drive hunting.
Warning: video contains graphic images of animal cruelty.

By Frederik Joelving and Erik Ortlip | Posted January 20, 2009

Nanotechnology Makes Solar Power More Affordable

Nanotechnology Makes Solar Power More Affordable

By Erik Ortlip | Posted January 1, 2009

Black Holes—The Universe’s Prima Donnas?

Black Holes—The Universe’s Prima Donnas?

New research shows black holes cannot grow indefinitely, sparing the cosmos from eventual consumption.

By Erik Ortlip | Posted November 12, 2008