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Katherine Bourzac Guest Contributor

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.

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    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.

  • Spinning Nano Yarns

    A method for turning powders into fibers has many potential applications.


  • Reprogramming Life

    Researchers are developing software tools to make it easier and faster to redesign microbes that make biofuels or drugs.

  • The Year in Materials

    Wonder material graphene wins Nobel Prize, flexible electronics head to market, and advances hint at the future of displays.

  • Printing Electronic Skin

    Ali Javey, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, Berkley, shows Technology Review how his lab prints electronic skin.

  • Printing Electronic Skin

    University of California researchers are making sheets of speedy, low-power transistor arrays for sensors that match human skin’s sensitivity.


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