Karla Lant

Karla Lant

Freelance Writer and Editor

Karla Lant is an experienced freelance writer, journalist, editor, and adjunct professor. She focuses on science, technology, politics, education, and technical writing. Browse by publication below.

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Quantum computers just moved a step closer to reality | NBC News

New research shows that ultracold molecules could be the vehicles through which the data bits needed for quantum devices are created.

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NBC

This is the Tiniest Star Scientists Have Ever Seen

Astronomers have discovered the smallest star known to science: EBLM J0555–57Ab, about the size of Saturn, is 600 light-years from Earth.

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Freaky 'Third Thumb' Prosthesis Gives Your Hands a Helping Hand

Designer Dani Clode created this 3D-printed robotic prosthesis to spotlight the way we think about disabilities and prosthetics.

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This Amazing Elevator Has No Cables and Moves Sideways. Here's How It Works

Engineering firm ThyssenKrup has created a Maglev elevator that operates horizontally as well as vertically and without cables. The firm has completed the first public tests of the technology in a dedicated tower. Named Multi, the experimental elevator trades in cables for rails and magnetic fields. The fields push the cabins along the rails which work like linear motors, much like an in-building hyperloop.

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First-of-Its-Kind DNA Video Raises Big Question About Molecule of Heredity

Scientists have captured video footage of DNA replicating for the first time. It's more chaotic than we realized.

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NBC

Electric 'Space Tug' Could Transform Trips to the Moon

Scientists are reviewing plans for an electric-powered space tug, which would transport cargo between the moon and Earth without expensive fuels.