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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.
A biomimetic ceramic that is strong and tough could be used to make lightweight vehicles.
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.
A new surgical adhesive is strong enough, and elastic enough, to seal a beating heart.
A nanotube coating would allow a plane to absorb a radar beam, making it undetectable.
Graphene, praised for its electrical properties, has been proven the strongest known material.
A nanoengineering scheme to make drugs more effective by fooling the immune system.
Software is allowing architects to design buildings in radically new ways.
The nanomaterials give the displays a color and efficiency boost.
Prototype batteries that dissolve safely in the body could power ingested devices.
Polymer glue helps fracture-prone high-capacity batteries last through more charges.