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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.
Today’s electric cars and wind turbines rely on a few elements that are mined almost entirely in China. Demand for these materials may soon exceed supply. Will this be China’s next great economic advantage?
A startup has developed a device that uses magnetic particles to identify pathogens rapidly.
A new method produces dense arrays of carbon nanotubes for digital logic.
Scientists hope bacteria won’t develop resistance to nanoparticles that poke them open.
A counterintuitive approach could yield smaller, faster, more energy-efficient chips.
Device maps the chemistry of the whole brain in moving animals.
A rival to flash memory that requires one percent as much power could improve battery life in mobile devices.
An inflatable catheter covered with stretchy sensors could make cardiac procedures shorter and safer.
A startup’s silicon solar cells save on costs by using less material.