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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.
Propane chemically derived from corn could be used in heating and transportation.
Researchers achieve a goal they’ve been after since the 1980s—the advance could make cars and airplanes lighter, and renewable energy more practical.
DuPont has developed a printing process to bring down the cost of high-performance displays.
Nanomaterials could be used for lower-emission cars and solar panels.
Preliminary evidence from one of the largest studies of calorie-restricted diet in primates shows health benefits.
Cellulose films could provide flapping wings and cheap artificial muscles for robots.
Full operations will start at a U.S. mine by the end of next year.
The diet delays or prevents diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and brain atrophy.
Graphene, praised for its electrical properties, has been proven the strongest known material.