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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 counterintuitive approach could yield smaller, faster, more energy-efficient chips.
Device maps the chemistry of the whole brain in moving animals.
A rival to flash memory that requires one percent as much power could improve battery life in mobile devices.
An inflatable catheter covered with stretchy sensors could make cardiac procedures shorter and safer.
A startup’s silicon solar cells save on costs by using less material.
The Sierra Nevada Corporation is testing a spacecraft that could replace the space shuttle, carrying people and cargo into low earth orbit and back.
Researchers are testing the safety of a nanoparticle that targets cancer cells.
Researchers at UC Berkeley are developing and testing lasers grown on silicon chips. Processors that incorporate electrical and optical components could make for faster supercomputers and speedier downloading on personal computers.