Andreas von Bubnoff

Contributing Writer

Brain made of wires
Wired to Learn: The Next AI

A Brain Built From Atomic Switches Can Learn

September 20, 2017

A tiny self-organized mesh full of artificial synapses recalls its experiences and can solve simple problems. Its inventors hope it points the way to devices that match the brain’s energy-efficient computing prowess.

Illustration: sliced tooth showing tree rings

Teeth May Reveal a Multi-Day Biological Clock

December 13, 2016

Tiny lines laid down by tooth enamel appear to reveal a previously unknown biological rhythm. If confirmed, the finding could help researchers understand why big animals grow slower — and live longer — than small ones.

About the author

Andreas von Bubnoff is an award-winning science journalist and multimedia producer based in New York City. His work has been featured in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, NautilusNature and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.