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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 carbon nanotube computer processor is comparable to a chip from the early 1970s, and may be the first step beyond silicon electronics.
A Caltech group has created materials that could improve the efficiency of solar cells.
Plastic Logic will make flexible polymer displays and launch its product in January.
Liquid mirrors could enable more-powerful space telescopes.
The sight-restoring implant made by Second Sight is the most advanced prosthetic to date.
“Building blocks” containing gels turn cells into different types of tissue.
A device containing piezoelectric nanowires can now scavenge enough energy to power small electronic devices.
Lithium-ion batteries with nanotube electrodes could go longer between charges.