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.

Part four in a special four-part series on space-based science takes a closer look at aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company Blue Origin.
2.20.2018
9:09am
Volkswagen is set to begin production of a new family of electric vehicles as early as November 2019.
2.15.2018
9:45am
Part three in a special four-part series on space-based science takes a closer look at in-space manufacturing company Made in Space.
2.12.2018
10:14am
Honda has introduced a new suite of experimental robotic concepts known as 3E, based on the ideas of Empowerment, Experience and Empathy.
2.8.2018
10:29am
Part two in a special four-part series on space-based science highlights micro-gRx, a company that is studying the effects of microgravity on human muscle.
2.5.2018
10:13am
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Alphabet launched a new cyber security software business that will utilize A.I. and machine learning to detect cyber threats.
2.1.2018
10:35am
In January, R&D Magazine took a closer look at automotive research.
1.31.2018
3:53pm
Space has become an increasingly attractive destination for research, manufacturing and more, as its microgravity environment offers a unique platform for...
1.30.2018
1:18pm
One of the most promising lightweight material systems to replace heavy steel on automobiles are carbon fiber composites.
1.30.2018
9:18am
To shop at the store, known as Amazon Go, customers just need to download the Amazon Go app, enter the store, take the products they want, and walk out.
1.24.2018
11:01am
Microsoft has applied to patent a mind-controlled interface, which could allow users to open and control apps just by thinking.
1.19.2018
10:57am
The vehicle, which Toyota is calling ‘one of the most perceptive self-driving test cars on the road', features a sensor-rich package known as Platform 3.0.
1.10.2018
10:32am
General Motors has patented airbags for the outside of cars, designed to protect pedestrians in the case of pedestrian/car collision.
1.5.2018
10:42am
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Here are the 25 best performing stories—written by both R&D Magazine staff as well as expert guest contributors—on rdmag.com this past year.
1.2.2018
3:31pm
The device can be opened flat to create a somewhat uniform, all-screen surface.
12.20.2017
10:55am
Hoburg’s software and engineering achievements lead to a long-endurance UAV.
12.19.2017
11:17am
The Google/Alphabet company Sidewalk Labs has signed a deal with the city of Toronto to develop 800 acres of waterfront land into a connected district.
12.13.2017
10:46am
Toyota is building a first-of-its-kind refinery to make large quantities of zero-emission fuel out of cow manure.
12.7.2017
10:49am
During November, R&D Magazine took a special focus on assistive technologies—a field that encompasses products, equipment and systems that enhance daily...
11.30.2017
3:51pm
Combining cutting-edge imaging and robotics technology, a treatment paradigm for stroke survivors that is patient-specific and patient-adaptive can be created.
11.29.2017
10:24am
AirSim is a high-fidelity system for testing the safety of AI systems.
11.29.2017
10:04am
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This collaboration will focus on research for practical applications.
11.15.2017
9:57am
Dr. Grupp shares his insights on CAR T-cell therapy’s impact and how researching this type of highly personalized therapy is transforming the industry.
11.13.2017
3:55pm
The Eyedrivomatic—which turns any electric wheelchair into a gaze-controlled wheelchair—was created to give those with ALS some of their independence back.
11.9.2017
3:45pm
A potential government provision coined ‘The Amazon Amendment,” is stirring up controversy.
11.8.2017
10:14am
CapitalG — Google/Alphabet’s growth investment fund — is leading a $1 billion financing round for Lyft.
11.1.2017
9:30am
With a 3D printer, a wide variety of objects can be built layer by layer, enabling significant advancements in medicine, engineering, technology, and more.
10.31.2017
2:52pm
One significant advantage of 3D-printed concrete is its potential to decrease construction costs and open up opportunities for architects to be more creative.
10.30.2017
9:59am
Researchers have established a novel process for 3D printing with cellulose, using the widely available cellulose derivative, cellulose acetate.
10.25.2017
3:05pm
Toyota said it plans to have some of the technology ready for road tests by 2020.
10.25.2017
10:17am
Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket has tiny electronics woven into a flexible snap tag in the jacket’s cuff.
10.11.2017
9:52am
IBM has awarded UC San Diego $10 million dollars to search for ways to detect mild cognitive impairment in senior citizens using A.I. and web-connected sensors.
10.4.2017
10:13am
IoT is the inter-networking of “smart” devices, such as those used in homes, offices, and vehicles.
9.29.2017
3:30pm
An alert is immediately issued to the driver if fatigue has been detected.
9.28.2017
2:30pm
GM is buying a total of 200 megawatts of wind energy from Ohio and Illinois wind farms.
9.28.2017
10:19am
Blockchain is the initial technology behind the digital currency Bitcoin, providing users who do not know each other the ability to build a dependable ledger.
9.26.2017
3:17pm
Conventional stream gauges— which are currently utilized to monitor rivers and predict upcoming flood conditions—can be costly and labor-intensive to maintain.
9.22.2017
10:40am
Startup Health Care Originals has created a wearable technology that can identify and alert users to precursor symptoms of asthmatic attacks much earlier.
9.20.2017
4:08pm
Self-enabling cars will not only be able self-driving, but self-integrating, self-configuring, self-learning, self-healing, and self-socializing.
9.20.2017
10:06am