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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 stretchy binder material that’s compatible with existing factories could help electric cars and portable electronics go 30 percent longer.
Scientists hope bacteria won’t develop resistance to nanoparticles that poke them open.
A startup’s silicon solar cells save on costs by using less material.
Enzymes found in the animals’ digestive tract could be the key.
Even old commercial buildings can get an energy-efficiency upgrade that pays for itself in five years.
A full-color holographic display system refreshes every two seconds, fast enough to send live 3-D images.
Portable electronics could run 40 percent longer using a new type of anode.
Venter Institute researchers have made the first viable cell with a synthetic genome.