Laura Panjwani
Editor

Laura Panjwani is the editor of R&D Magazine. She has broad experience in science journalism, previously serving as a writer/editor for OncLive, a publication for oncologists, and for Water Online, a news website for water and wastewater engineers. She also worked in traditional media for several years as a reporter for The Asbury Park Press and as a copy-editor for The Star-Ledger, both in New Jersey.  

Laura graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in journalism in 2009.

Volkswagen has unveiled MEB, its modular electric-drive toolkit,” designed to be the basic building block of future anticipated Volkswagen electric vehicles.
10.18.2018
3:03pm
The Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist used computational optimization to develop a novel HIV vaccine currently being tested in humans.
10.16.2018
10:02am
This platform gathers data from multiple sources, such as weather, IoT enabled tractors and irrigators, satellite imagery, and more.
10.9.2018
10:18am
Technology has made a big difference in the world of healthcare. It can help manage intense pain, make complex surgeries simpler and make it easier to discover...
9.30.2018
9:33pm
Toyota has filed a patent application for a flying helicopter car with wheels that could double as rotary wings.
9.28.2018
11:01am
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The process for building out a baseline emissions inventory can take hundreds of thousands of dollars and months or even years.
9.13.2018
1:58pm
Uber’s Autonomous Driving System and the Toyota Guardian automated safety support system will both be integrated into Toyota’s Sienna Minivan platform.
9.7.2018
10:26am
Fortune Magazine recently released its fourth annual “Change the World” list.
8.27.2018
3:31pm
Today, 23.4 million Americans in rural communities lack broadband internet access.
8.15.2018
5:41pm
Supercomputers give scientists across industries the power to solve extremely complex or data intensive problems.
8.5.2018
11:43am
A Q&A interview with Natalie Bates of the Energy Efficient High Performance Computing Working Group.
8.2.2018
3:21pm
Car owners now have the opportunity to make a little extra cash by renting out their cars through General Motors new Peer-to-Peer car sharing service.
8.2.2018
1:10pm
ProjectQ, an open-source software framework for quantum computing, allows users to implement their quantum programs in a high-level programming language.
8.1.2018
2:59pm
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The NVIDIA DRIVE Pegasus AI computing platform is the world’s first AI car supercomputer designed for fully autonomous Level 5 robotaxis.
7.31.2018
2:02pm
Employees from Toyota’s U.S. plants gathered in Washington, D.C. last week to protest against the proposed 25% tariff on imported vehicles and parts.
7.26.2018
10:00am
In this episode, we look at what the biggest R&D players have in the works to transform the transportation industry.
7.12.2018
10:13am
During the month of June R&D Magazine took a special focus on the potential of plants, and the work of plant scientists, across science and technology.
7.2.2018
3:16pm
In countries where farmland is limited, traditional solar panel insulation just isn’t a realistic option.
6.29.2018
1:55pm
Oak Ridge National Laboratory has unveiled Summit, an IBM machine that boasts a speed score of 122.3 quintillion mathematical operations per second.
6.28.2018
1:43pm
Hemp has been breed to have extremely low levels of THC, the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis.
6.26.2018
10:58am
Microsoft is receiving criticism for its association with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
6.22.2018
10:38am
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Using newly developed algorithms, Volkswagen experts recently succeeded in simulating industrially relevant molecules using a quantum computer.
6.14.2018
10:07am
Intel is partnering with the Institut Curie to focus on combining high-performance computing and artificial intelligence to further personalized medicine.
6.7.2018
11:06am
Lung cancer patients with at least 1 percent PD-L1 expression that were given an immunotherapy agent as their first treatment lived four to eight months longer...
6.4.2018
3:30pm
The Toyota Research Institute is constructing a 60-acre closed-course test site to develop self-driving car technology.
6.1.2018
8:00am
R&D Magazine highlights some of the best and brightest R&D 100 Awards recipients from last year, and looks ahead to the 2018 R&D 100 Awards.
5.31.2018
4:27pm
While active-shooter detection systems do currently exist, most are generally designed for outdoor, urban environments.
5.30.2018
3:21pm
Amazon says Rekognition can be used by law enforcement to identify “people of interest.”
5.24.2018
10:34am
Highlights from the Google I/O conference, which took place May 8-10 in Mountain View, CA.
5.17.2018
10:12am
The technology can generate hundreds of high-performance geometric design options based on goals and parameters set by the user.
5.10.2018
2:10pm
Last week, Ford Motor Company announced that by 2020 it would stop selling all sedans in the United States and Canada, except two.
5.3.2018
11:01am
Dr. Robert Sutor of IBM Research explains what quantum computing is, where it is going next, and why IBM decided to release it to the public now.
5.1.2018
3:20pm
Severe space weather can damage satellites and thus disrupt the operation of cellphones and GPS, shut down the internet, and endanger military operations.
4.26.2018
12:55pm
Amazon spent nearly $23 billion on R&D in 2017, more than any other U.S. company, according to a new analysis.
4.26.2018
9:54am
BLU-667 demonstrated early promise for patients with RET mutations—a key driver across multiple cancers.
4.17.2018
2:31pm
Patients of more than 40 health systems throughout the U.S. can now view all of their medical records right from their iPhones.
4.12.2018
2:10pm
CubeLabs house scientific experiments and are designed to run autonomously and report data upon power up in TangoLabs on the ISS.
4.5.2018
3:32pm
Trump’s public criticism of Amazon is focused on a range of subjects, including the company’s relationship to the U.S. Postal Service.
4.5.2018
10:27am
Green technology—designed to prevent, lessen or reverse the negative impacts of human activity on the environment—is a rapidly growing sector of R&D.
3.29.2018
3:45pm