Janet Rae-Dupree

Innovation Journalist

Silicon Valley/Bay Area

Janet Rae-Dupree

An award-winning journalist with more than three decades of experience writing for newspapers, magazines, web sites and book publishers



Janet Rae-Dupree

Janet Rae-Dupree has been an award-winning editor and writer at national magazines and newspapers since the early 1980s, first as a general news reporter, and later as both a science/medicine writer and a business/technology editor. Since 1993, she has been covering Silicon Valley for a number of publications, including U.S. News & World Report,
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US Scientists Are Leaving The Country And Taking The Innovation Economy With Them

America is starving research scientists of the funds they need to do their groundbreaking work. In response, many of them are preparing to go overseas, which would destroy the innovation economy.
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Common Core: Year One

Shifting educational standards are no easy problem to solve. Learn how the Silicon Valley Common Core Initiative is helping the region’s schools prepare.
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Smart Start - and - Misplaced

Smart Start: Early childhood learning paves the path to academic success. SVCF programs inspire a love of learning — and give parents the tools to support children. Misplaced: Why are students who succeed in middle school algebra forced to repeat it in high school? The answer is important — especially to the students being derailed from the college track.
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Creating the Heart of a Planet in the Heart of a Gem | SLAC News Center

Although materials scientists have theorized for years that a form of super-dense aluminum exists under the extreme pressures found inside a planet's core, no one had ever actually seen it. Until now.
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Novel Magnetic, Superconducting Material Opens New Possibilities in Electronics | SLAC News Center

Menlo Park, Calif. - Scientists have reached a crucial milestone that could lead to a new class of materials with useful electronic properties. In research reported in the Sept. 5 issue of Nature Physics , the team sandwiched two nonmagnetic insulators together and discovered a startling result: The layer where the two materials meet has both magnetic and superconducting regions - two properties that normally can't co-exist.
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Nokia Lumia 928 Sure Isn’t An iPhone, But It’s Free*

The Nokia Lumia 928 smartphone is a strange and, in many ways, wonderful beast. Leave it lying face down and for a moment you might mistake it for a point-and-shoot digital camera, proudly displaying its Carl Zeiss lens element. Flip it face up, and your first thought might be that Google compressed a Nexus tablet down to pocket size.
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Tying the Knot: The Founding of Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Dr. Carson also shared with the audience a newly released report, Tying the Knot: The Founding of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. This detailed case study, captured by award-winning journalist Janet Rae-Dupree outlines the candid details of a complicated merger between two, very different, community foundations (the Community Foundation of Silicon Valley serving Santa Clara County and the Peninsula Community Foundation serving San Mateo County). The union of these complementary, yet fundamentally different, foundations is told in this compelling case study that shares moments of inspiration as well as deeply rooted philosophical challenges in the creation of the largest community foundation in existence.
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Innovative Minds Don't Think Alike - New York Times

IT'S a pickle of a paradox: As our knowledge and expertise increase, our creativity and ability to innovate tend to taper off. Why? Because the walls of the proverbial box in which we think are thickening along with our experience. Andrew S.
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Taking a Full Measure of the Future

IT managers may be called on to do any number of things over the course of a week, but there is one thing that they know they absolutely must do without fail: Measure, measure, and then measure one more time. Let just one number slide too far out of alignment with the others, and the dominoes start to fall. Keep everything in balance and systems hum along without interruption.
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On the Cover: The Road to Smart Growth

How will we create the Silicon Valley we want and need? Start with smart planning
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Workplace Wellness | Cleveland Clinic Health

Tackling tobacco use, weight loss, nutrition and stress management on the job is good for everyone's bottom line. Struggling to work full time, care for her critically ill husband and contend with her own health issues, Valencia Reeves-McMillan doubted she could add one more thing to her already overloaded life.
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Janet Rae-Dupree

I cover innovation as my beat, focusing on emerging technologies, scientific discovery, R&D, entrepreneurship, intellectual property and market transfer.