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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.
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.
Emily Post might have advised us to keep informal IM language out of e-mail and avoid watching Twitter feeds when colleagues are speaking.
Inexpensive chips harvest mechanical energy to charge batteries for wireless sensors.
A new computer program accurately predicts the behavior of proposed materials, which means faster development of new electronics and solar cells.
Researchers hope a microchip that mimics the basic functioning of the brain could perform complex calculations while using little power.
Adding solar cells to screens could prolong the battery life of many electronic gadgets.