Andrew Zaleski, STAT

Andrew Zaleski


Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Andrew:

Could copper surfaces help prevent infections in hospitals?

Research suggests copper surfaces can reduce the amount of bacteria in a room. Hospitals aren't convinced that will lead to fewer infections. → Read More

The next big leap for fake meat

To give animal-based protein a run for its money, plant-based and lab-grown ‘meats’ will need help from a surprising place. → Read More

The Unequal Burden of Urban Lead

Decades after federal regulations banned the use of the deadly metal in paint, gasoline, and plumbing, the effects of lead continue to be felt across America’s cities. → Read More

Why Slow Mornings May Be the Secret to Tech-Life Balance

Kristin Hancock is a “slow morning” practitioner. She keeps her phone in a separate room overnight and doesn’t pick it up until she’s started her workday routine. Hanock, who runs an… → Read More

How Paul Reed Smith Went From Guitars to Spy Technology

The creations of Paul Reed Smith are beloved by both Carlos Santana and the US Special Operations Command—and it all started with "Stairway to Heaven." → Read More

Can You Buy Your Own Train? Here’s What It Takes

If you dream of roaming the U.S. in a your own personal train car, you still can. But Amtrak cuts have railcar owners wondering if their days are numbered. → Read More

Battery start-ups are raising millions in the battle to crush Tesla

Battery start-ups are raising millions of dollars from VCs and corporations such as Volkswagen to commercialize their breakthrough technologies. They believe their batteries are big improvements over the current lithium-ion batteries used by Tesla. → Read More

Virtual Reality Gets Real In the Operating Room

Doctors and medical students are increasingly using virtual reality to prepare for surgery. → Read More

How the Space Mining Industry Came Down to Earth

It's a trillion dollar opportunity, but it might be prohibitively expensive. → Read More

How the Space Mining Industry Came Down to Earth

Asteroid mining is a trillion dollar opportunity, but it might be prohibitively expensive. → Read More

How the Space Mining Industry Came Down to Earth

Asteroid mining is a trillion dollar opportunity, but it might be prohibitively expensive. → Read More

I Took 'Adulting Classes' for Millennials

There's a whole cottage industry devoted to teaching Millennials basic life skills. Are young adults that hapless, or is being a grown-up really harder now? → Read More

MIT researchers develop new chip design to take us closer to computers that work like human brains   

Scientists at MIT are developing brains-on-a-chip for neuromorphic computing. It would allow processing facts, patterns and learning at lightning speed and could fast-forward the development of humanoids and autonomous driving technology. → Read More

Domino's Pothole-Fixing Stunt Is the Public-Private Partnership We Deserve

Pizza delivery and infrastructure repair go together like ham and pineapple. → Read More

Why Bill Gates is betting on a start-up that prints synthetic DNA

Bill Gates is investing in Ginkgo Bioworks, a Boston-based start-up that prints synthetic DNA from a computer and is developing one of the world's largest libraries of usable designer genetic code. → Read More

Why Are Newspaper Websites So Horrible?

The pop-up ads! The autoplaying videos! → Read More

Investors eye an ETF targeting Israel's booming tech sector

The technology stock market in Israel is booming, and now there's an ETF for investors to identify small but growing companies that could break out. → Read More

Two High-Speed Rail Schemes Are Dueling in Maryland

Promoters are touting two different multi-billion-dollar high-speed projects between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Is it a fantasy, or a game changer? → Read More

Lockheed Martin invests millions in defense start-ups to fast-track R&D

To fast-forward development of breakthrough defense technology Lockheed Martin is investing in start-ups through its Lockheed Martin Ventures fund. → Read More

The Many Questions Behind Maryland's $9 Billion Highway Megaproject

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s “Traffic Relief” plan would add toll lanes to the state’s busiest thoroughfares. Does the megaproject’s math make sense? → Read More