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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.
Genetic logic gates will enable biologists to program cells for chemical production and disease detection.
Researchers who have used the biomolecule to encode MP3s, text files, and JPEGs say it will be a competitive storage medium in just a few decades.
Designed to teach math to students in poor countries, the device will be the first to use a new energy-efficient computing strategy.
New electronics enable a jump in performance in a prototype display made by Samsung.
Two-dimensional sheets of molybdenite can do things that silicon and graphene can’t.
Researchers are working on composites that would make strong magnets that need less of the hard-to-get ingredients.
A pair of U.K. physicists are awarded the prize for demonstrating the material’s unusual properties.
Polymers that mimic the body’s natural defenses could be a new class of inexpensive therapeutics.
Chips that let errors happen, then correct them, use less power overall.