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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.
Hybrid materials made of cardiac cells and carbon nanotubes might patch damaged hearts and provide muscle for robots made of living tissues.
Researchers who have used the biomolecule to encode MP3s, text files, and JPEGs say it will be a competitive storage medium in just a few decades.
Fibers spun from carbon nanotubes have the conductivity of copper and the strength of advanced composites.
A nanogenerator made from inexpensive materials harvests mechanical energy and produces enough power to charge personal electronics.
Flexible photovoltaics made of carbon promise low cost and durability, if their performance can be improved.
LG Chem’s flexible, knottable batteries could be integrated into textiles and headphone cords.
Armed with tech savvy, donations from Gates and Google, and “delusional optimism,” Salman Khan ’98, MNG ’98, is tutoring the world.
Startup Nanosys says quantum dots will brighten displays in consumer electronics starting next year.
A new method for creating the copper wiring in chips promises better computer performance—for a few years, at least.