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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.
Polymer glue helps fracture-prone high-capacity batteries last through more charges.
Researchers demonstrate flexible graphene circuits speedy enough for cell-phone communication.
Paul Weiss ’80, SM ’80, is bringing together nanoscientists and neuroscientists to develop new tools for understanding the brain.
An early-stage company aims to commercialize new optical materials for denser data storage and better cancer treatments.
Transparent, shape-changing plastics could make touch screens and keyboards that stimulate users’ sense of touch.
Genetic logic gates will enable biologists to program cells for chemical production and disease detection.
An integrated circuit that adjusts to damage shows a way to make ordinary chips more efficient and reliable.
Stretchable batteries that can be recharged wirelessly offer a power source for wearable electronics and health monitors.
A simple sensor circuit made of hard-to-handle but promising carbon nanotubes is a first step in making the materials practical for computing.
Hybrid materials made of cardiac cells and carbon nanotubes might patch damaged hearts and provide muscle for robots made of living tissues.