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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.
Graphene devices could make extremely sensitive sensors and superfast electronic switches for consumer electronics.
A startup is developing oxygen-carrying compounds that it says could make radiation therapy more effective in half of all cancer patients.
Researchers make transistors out of a material that’s better than silicon.
“Building blocks” containing gels turn cells into different types of tissue.
A device containing piezoelectric nanowires can now scavenge enough energy to power small electronic devices.
A full-color holographic display system refreshes every two seconds, fast enough to send live 3-D images.
The U.S. has plenty of the metals that are critical to many green-energy technologies, but engineering and R&D expertise have moved overseas.
A rare look inside the world’s biggest optical-fiber plant.
A startup says it’s jumped one of the big hurdles on the way to making artificial spider silk.