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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.
Paul Weiss ’80, SM ’80, is bringing together nanoscientists and neuroscientists to develop new tools for understanding the brain.
An early-stage company aims to commercialize new optical materials for denser data storage and better cancer treatments.
Soft contact lenses could display information to the wearer and provide continuous medical monitoring.
Transparent, shape-changing plastics could make touch screens and keyboards that stimulate users’ sense of touch.
Genetic logic gates will enable biologists to program cells for chemical production and disease detection.
An integrated circuit that adjusts to damage shows a way to make ordinary chips more efficient and reliable.
Optical trickery lets a modified LCD produce hologram-like still images and videos.
Stretchable batteries that can be recharged wirelessly offer a power source for wearable electronics and health monitors.
A simple sensor circuit made of hard-to-handle but promising carbon nanotubes is a first step in making the materials practical for computing.
The sight-restoring implant made by Second Sight is the most advanced prosthetic to date.