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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.
Genetically modified bacteria can produce enough proteins for super-strong spider silk.
A new touchscreen charging station is programmable and can use input from both users and utilities to get better electricity prices.
A simple method applies nanoscale texturing over large areas.
A startup company has a printing method for solid-state batteries.
HP is developing new materials for brighter low-power displays.
Fibers that carry light and sense pressure could be used for medical imaging and structural monitoring.
Nanotube circuits that combine speed and low power might drive flexible displays.
Researchers suggest an optical processing method that could lead to faster telecommunications.