Brittany Shoot

Brittany Shoot

Journalist, writer, editor

Journalist for Fortune, Time, Centurion, Entrepreneur, Mental Floss, The Economist, The Guardian, and others. Writer for a handful of custom publications. Sometimes editor. Occasional ghostwriter.

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Smithsonian Magazine

Meet the 13-Year-Old Who Invented a Low-Cost Braille Printer • Smithsonian.com

One California teen has a vision to make Braille materials more widely available—and more affordable.

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Smithsonian Magazine

Could This San Francisco Startup Transform Garbage Collecting? • Smithsonian.com

Compology uses sensors and software to plot truck routes to empty only dumpsters that are full.

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Smithsonian Magazine

Could This New Armband Prevent Thousands of Workplace Injuries and Fatalities Each Year? • Smithsonian.com

Proxxi CEO Campbell Macdonald describes his cloud-connected wearable that detects high-voltage areas.

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Smithsonian Magazine

Could This Cooler Help Combat Global Hunger? • Smithsonian

The Evaptainer keeps perishable food fresh for up to two weeks–no electricity required.

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Smithsonian Magazine

This Startup Is Harvesting Wild Algae to Make Your Next Pair of Sneakers • Smithsonian.com

Bloom co-founder Rob Falken found a way to turn algae into a foam that can be used in sneaker soles and on surfboards.

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Smithsonian Magazine

Will the Next Big Cancer Drug Come From the Ocean? • Smithsonian.com

A California startup “bioprospects” for sponges, algae and other organisms whose chemistry may be useful to the world of medicine.

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Smithsonian Magazine

Where Should You Live? This App Will Tell You • Smithsonian.com

Enter your budget and a number of your preferences and Teleport will match you with some fitting cities.

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Smithsonian Magazine

There's No Snoozing In Class With This Chemistry App • Smithsonian.com

Chem101 allows professors to push out exercises for students to do on their devices, increasing classroom engagement.

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Smithsonian Magazine

With Semios, Farmers Can Monitor Their Fields Remotely and Keep Pests Away • Smithsonian.com

Paired with wireless sensors and cameras, aerosol pheromone pesticides have entered a new era of effectiveness and affordability.