science journalist and photographer Amelia Jaycen


Amelia Jaycen is a journalist covering physics, energy, materials, engineering and ocean technology.

You’ll find articles across the spectrum of Arctic research, climate change, energy, technology and more.


From the Seafloor to the Drugstore: Inventor Amy Wright on Marine Natural Products
Those were the glory days. Amy Wright would plop down into the seat inside a giant acrylic dome to be submerged
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Virtual Immersion Goes Beyond the Surface with Underwater Drones
Christine Spiten is the 27 year old co-founder and chief global strategist of Blueye Robotics, a company making underwater drones that
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X-Ray Vision: Berkeley’s High-Speed Electrons Fuel Atomic-Scale Science
BERKELEY, California—A group of eager writers attending the World Conference of Science Journalists 2017 stood on an upper platform at Berkeley’s Advanced Light
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The Dawn of Gallium Oxide Microelectronics
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 6, 2018– Silicon has long been the go-to material in the world of microelectronics and semiconductor technology.
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Deep Dive into Engineering the World’s Most Advanced ROV System
In August 2017 a research group led by explorer and philanthropist Paul G. Allen used ultra-high-tech underwater equipment to locate
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From Dinosaurs to Data Networks: Texas and the Arctic in the Anthropocene
“Report from the Top of the World!” The flier caught my attention immediately. The U.S. Embassy in Oslo and the
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Astronomy Team Brings Data to “Instrument: One Antarctic Night”
From discovering the rings of Supernova 1987A during his time at the European Southern Observatory (Garching‚ Germany) to pioneering supernova spectropolarimetry
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Robotic Telescopes Enable Advanced Antarctic Observations
Antarctica is more like interstellar space than any other place on earth. It is extremely cold‚ dry‚ calm‚ and extra dark with clear
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Data Processing: A Discovery Pipeline
The computer scientists working on INSTRUMENT: One Antarctic  Night view programming as an art form. They are also versed in the language of
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Data Sounds: The Music of Statistics
INSTRUMENT: One Antarctic Night is a suite of data instruments that use data from hundreds of thousands of stars captured by
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The Data Wranglers: Cataloging the Night Sky
INSTRUMENT: One Antarctic Night obtained more than one million data files and optical data images of the night sky over the
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The Father of Artificial Intelligence: Remembering Marvin Minsky
Marvin Minsky, computing pioneer, cognitive scientist, and a founding father of artificial intelligence known for his relentless ambition and forward
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Augmenting NASA’s Mars Simulation for the Health of Astronauts
Eight-thousand, two-hundred feet above sea level on the northern slope of Mauna Loa in a place surrounded by the barren, lava-rock
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Coding: The Creative Medium of Our Time
Ira Greenberg treats himself like a computer. His is the art + science of using coding as a paintbrush and exploring
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The Most Pressing Problem in VR
If you’re following VR, you’re probably hearing a lot about presence. But what is it? The definition is elusive. Presence
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A Delicate Dance between East and West
This BBC report live from Kirkenes in the High North of Norway talks about Russia-NATO relations, hundreds of refugees on
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The History Behind Texas Coal Power
ANDERSON — Straddling a dammed-up creek 20 miles east of College Station squats the Gibbons Creek Steam Electric Station, a
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Embodied Information Behavior, Mixed Reality, and Big Data
Professor Ruth West, together with two students and a University of Tasmania collaborator, published in the proceedings of the SPIE,
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Landfill Gas and Biogas Symposium
The Landfill Gas and Biogas Symposium March 16-19, 2015 in New Orleans will give biomass managers a chance to assess
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Not a lot of thanks-giving after OPEC’s Nov. 27 meeting
End-of-year Company Update Dec. 2, 2014 — The world’s largest publicly traded energy company is weathering the storm of falling
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IPCC Climate Change Report makes a strong case for change
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Nov. 2 issued its Synthesis Report – a combination three IPCC Working Group reports, which IPCC
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UNT library opens creative “Factory” with 3-D printing, scanning, robotics, Google Glass
“The Factory has eight printers for standard printing needs and a large format printer; a Raspberry Pi, a computer no
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Ebola
Ebola coming to America has been called a “situation,” a “crisis” and a “scare,” among other things. Here’s a 4-minute
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Vexed by Earthquakes, Texas Calls in a Scientist
“Surely the seismologist – this man of science, highly educated and blessed with good ol’ boy roots in West Texas
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Digital Frontiers 2014 brings digital scholarship to North Texas
“Digital Frontiers is a project to explore innovation and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in the arena of public humanities and
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Masters of the Universe and other characters from the heart of Texas in July
In blistering Texas summer heat, the Mayborn Tribe gathers each summer in north Texas to talk about the craft, learn
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Permafrost thaw cracks urban infrastructure, students dig in
Students from Russia, U.S., Norway, Germany, Italy, China and U.K. arrived this week in Norilsk, Russia where they will spend two weeks
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“You can’t breathe in air with 7,000 micrograms of sulfur dioxide.”
Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology on Tuesday told representatives of
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