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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.
The Dream Chaser will go into orbit on the nose of a rocket, then land gently on airport runways.
Researchers at the University of Texas in Dallas make high-tech yarns from nanotubes and powders. The yarns could be woven into battery electrodes, superconfucting fabrics, and wearable electronics.
A method for turning powders into fibers has many potential applications.
Researchers are developing software tools to make it easier and faster to redesign microbes that make biofuels or drugs.
A simpler way to modify microbes could help produce biofuels and drugs efficiently.
Wonder material graphene wins Nobel Prize, flexible electronics head to market, and advances hint at the future of displays.
Full operations will start at a U.S. mine by the end of next year.
Ali Javey, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkley, shows Technology Review how his lab prints electronic skin.
Software is allowing architects to design buildings in radically new ways.
University of California researchers are making sheets of speedy, low-power transistor arrays for sensors that match human skin’s sensitivity.