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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.
Researchers have used a new gene-silencing technique to engineer edible cottonseeds.
MIT’s Carlo Ratti uses location data from cell phones and laptops to create maps of human activity in cities.
A study of the brain genetics of alcoholism in mice is unraveling the secrets of this disease in humans.
Polymer glue helps fracture-prone high-capacity batteries last through more charges.
Researchers demonstrate flexible graphene circuits speedy enough for cell-phone communication.
Genetic logic gates will enable biologists to program cells for chemical production and disease detection.
A simple sensor circuit made of hard-to-handle but promising carbon nanotubes is a first step in making the materials practical for computing.
A startup says its test can distinguish between subtypes of lung cancer.
A performance boost for “small-molecule” solar cells could make the materials more practical.
The White House hopes to speed the development of manufacturing techniques that could turn new materials into products for use in energy, computation, and biotech.