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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 more precise manufacturing method will help as electronics shrink ever smaller.
The White House hopes to speed the development of manufacturing techniques that could turn new materials into products for use in energy, computation, and biotech.
Metamaterials that convert lower-energy photons to usable wavelengths could offer solar cells an efficiency boost.
IBM believes a new way of encoding the bits in phase-change memory will make it reliable enough for use in servers.
To design cells to spec, researchers still need better tools.
With a new printing technique, researchers can now make enough metamaterials to begin fabricating invisibility cloaks and superlenses.
IBM has shown graphene could replace other materials in circuits that handle wireless signals.
New electronics enable a jump in performance in a prototype display made by Samsung.