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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.
A nanogenerator made from inexpensive materials harvests mechanical energy and produces enough power to charge personal electronics.
Flexible photovoltaics made of carbon promise low cost and durability, if their performance can be improved.
LG Chem’s flexible, knottable batteries could be integrated into textiles and headphone cords.
Armed with tech savvy, donations from Gates and Google, and “delusional optimism,” Salman Khan ‘98, MNG ‘98, is tutoring the world.
Startup Nanosys says quantum dots will brighten displays in consumer electronics starting next year.
A new method for creating the copper wiring in chips promises better computer performance—for a few years, at least.
Image-processing and machine-learning algorithms could help stores to manage inventory.
A new type of eye implant requires less hardware and could restore more vision than existing devices.
The Japanese giant may be the first company to produce LCDs featuring speedy, low-cost metal-oxide transistor arrays.