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I’m a freelance journalist based in San Francisco. Before going freelance, I was MIT Technology Review’s material science editor; and I graduated from MIT’s Science Writing program in 2004.
Tailor-made medical devices could give a more detailed picture of cardiac health and may be better at predicting and preventing problems.
Soft contact lenses could display information to the wearer and provide continuous medical monitoring.
An inexpensive, polymer-based device breaks a record, reaching 10.6 percent efficiency.
A carbon nanotube computer processor is comparable to a chip from the early 1970s, and may be the first step beyond silicon electronics.
Optical trickery lets a modified LCD produce hologram-like still images and videos.
3M’s new silver nanowire films could lead to large, interactive, and ultimately flexible displays.
The sight-restoring implant made by Second Sight is the most advanced prosthetic to date.
Hard-drive maker HGST has tamed the manufacturing challenges to bringing high-capacity, energy-efficient helium-filled drives to market.
An ingenious solar sticker made with techniques drawn from nanotechnology could turn almost any surface into a source of power.
Long-lived nuclear batteries powered by hydrogen isotopes are in testing for military applications.