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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.
Large sheets made from carbon nanotubes could lead to lighter aircraft and more resilient space probes.
A nanotube coating would allow a plane to absorb a radar beam, making it undetectable.
A new material, patterned at the nanoscale, absorbs a broad spectrum of light and could make thin-film solar cells more efficient.
A performance boost for “small-molecule” solar cells could make the materials more practical.
Agradis wants to use genomics to develop plants that could yield more material for biofuels.
Designed to teach math to students in poor countries, the device will be the first to use a new energy-efficient computing strategy.
A stretchy binder material that’s compatible with existing factories could help electric cars and portable electronics go 30 percent longer.
Researchers achieve a goal they’ve been after since the 1980s—the advance could make cars and airplanes lighter, and renewable energy more practical.
IBM and 3M aim to make ultrafast three-dimensional chips that can stay cool enough to be practical in consumer products.
Using atom-thick carbon instead of silicon could pack ever more data into portable electronics.