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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 startup’s silicon solar cells save on costs by using less material.
The Sierra Nevada Corporation is testing a spacecraft that could replace the space shuttle, carrying people and cargo into low earth orbit and back.
Researchers are testing the safety of a nanoparticle that targets cancer cells.
Researchers at UC Berkeley are developing and testing lasers grown on silicon chips. Processors that incorporate electrical and optical components could make for faster supercomputers and speedier downloading on personal computers.
Researchers learn how to make lasers directly on microchips—the result could be computers that download large files much more quickly.
Two-dimensional sheets of molybdenite can do things that silicon and graphene can’t.
Enzymes found in the animals’ digestive tract could be the key.
A new nanolithography technique works rapidly over large areas.