Alexis C. Madrigal
Alexis C. Madrigal is a contributing editor for
. He's the author of
Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology
Exit, Pursued by a Bear
I have all the feelings.
Oct 17 2014, 4:50 PM ET
The Energy in Things
Introducing our new special report on the environmental impacts of our stuff
Oct 17 2014, 11:44 AM ET
The (Environmental) Case Against Toast
Far more important than the white or wheat decision, is whether or not you heat your bread.
Oct 17 2014, 11:05 AM ET
What It Takes to Produce One Ton of Chicken
Free-range birds use way, way more energy than conventionally raised poultry.
Oct 17 2014, 10:15 AM ET
A Simple Way Out of the Plastic-vs.-Paper-Bag Dilemma
Just re-use any bag that you receive to radically reduce its environmental impact.
Oct 16 2014, 7:00 PM ET
The organizations, technologies, and people behind Google's autonomous vehicles
Oct 14 2014, 8:05 PM ET
When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone
When a thing connects to the Internet, three things happen: it becomes smart, it becomes hackable, and it's no longer something you own.
Sep 28 2014, 7:30 AM ET
The Internet Is Losing Interest in Computers
Google searches for the category of "Computers & Electronics" are down 60 percent since 2004.
Sep 16 2014, 3:07 PM ET
When the View From Space Is Meaningless
You can't see the tragedy of 9/11 from orbit.
Sep 11 2014, 1:49 PM ET
Microsoft's Shares Are Having Their Best Run in the 21st Century
With Apple, Google, and Facebook hogging the news, a quick look at the forgotten giant of the tech industry
Sep 10 2014, 4:15 PM ET
Adventures With Technology: Addition and Subtraction
The Atlantic Technology Channel's latest call for pitches
Sep 10 2014, 7:15 AM ET
How the Apple Watch Is Like a Car
Multiple, interacting input methods work well to control complex machines.
Sep 10 2014, 7:00 AM ET
What Apple's New Products Say About the Future
Along with new software and hardware, the company revealed their vision for an entirely new way of interacting with devices.
Sep 9 2014, 4:32 PM ET
How Apple Introduces Big Things (Like the iPhone)
Industry watchers are expecting something important—iPhone important—from the company's event today.
Sep 9 2014, 12:20 PM ET
Cars May Not Be as Hackable as They Seem: An Engineer's Perspective
The complexity of vehicle control technologies make them less prone to meddling.
Sep 9 2014, 7:00 AM ET
When Cars Are as Hackable as Cell Phones
A researcher has $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation to investigate the many ways hackers could disrupt autonomous vehicles.
Sep 8 2014, 3:55 PM ET
The 3 Baby Bumps the World Cared About
Beyoncé, Kim, and Kate: the pregnant lady power trifecta
Sep 5 2014, 12:06 PM ET
What a Bird With a Baby Bump Looks Like
Okay, it's an egg bump.
Sep 4 2014, 2:02 PM ET
Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program
For two years, the company has been working to build flying robots that can deliver products across a city in a minute or two. An
Aug 28 2014, 6:00 PM ET
How Much Racial Profiling Happens in Ferguson?
In the past, it's been difficult to definitively answer a question like this. A new, nation-wide database might help.
Aug 15 2014, 3:52 PM ET
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