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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.
These chips could lead to highly sensitive night-vision goggles and new medical imaging devices.
Carbon nanotubes can send electrical signals to neurons and are being developed for retinal implants.
Tailor-made medical devices could give a more detailed picture of cardiac health and may be better at predicting and preventing problems.
Optical trickery lets a modified LCD produce hologram-like still images and videos.
A new type of eye implant requires less hardware and could restore more vision than existing devices.
Adding solar cells to screens could prolong the battery life of many electronic gadgets.
The Dream Chaser will go into orbit on the nose of a rocket, then land gently on airport runways.
A simpler way to modify microbes could help produce biofuels and drugs efficiently.
Researchers make transistors out of a material that’s better than silicon.
Products featuring memristors could appear in 2013.