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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.
Transparent batteries could lead to designs for cell phones and other gadgets.
A new contrast agent could detect bacteria on medical implants, and help doctors decide how to treat infection.
Researchers at Stanford are making transparent battery electrodes that could power future gadgets.
An improved production process could make electrical transmission lines far more efficient.
Companies are learning how nanotechnology can yield new products and manufacturing techniques.
A new method for making genomewide changes to organisms could lead to better ways of producing useful new drugs and chemicals.
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.