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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.
Researchers learn how to make lasers directly on microchips—the result could be computers that download large files much more quickly.
Two-dimensional sheets of molybdenite can do things that silicon and graphene can’t.
Enzymes found in the animals’ digestive tract could be the key.
A new nanolithography technique works rapidly over large areas.
Even old commercial buildings can get an energy-efficiency upgrade that pays for itself in five years.
Researchers are working on composites that would make strong magnets that need less of the hard-to-get ingredients.
The Dream Chaser will go into orbit on the nose of a rocket, then land gently on airport runways.
Researchers at the University of Texas in Dallas make high-tech yarns from nanotubes and powders. The yarns could be woven into battery electrodes, superconfucting fabrics, and wearable electronics.
A method for turning powders into fibers has many potential applications.
Researchers are developing software tools to make it easier and faster to redesign microbes that make biofuels or drugs.