Nanowire transistors could run inside microscopic biosensors or environmental sensors.
I’m a freelance science and technology journalist based in San Francisco. I was the information technology editor at MIT’s Technology Review from 2005 to 2009, where I wrote more than 350 stories about emerging technologies in areas that include computers, mobile devices, displays, communication networks, Internet startups, and more.
I was an integral part of a technology trend-spotting team, highlighting early work in reality mining, plasmonics, adaptable networks, and racetrack memory. I’ve contributed to The Economist, U.S News & World Report, Gizmodo, New Scientist, Science News, and SELF, among other publications. And I’m currently working on a book with Nathan Eagle called Reality Mining: Using Big Data to Engineer a Better World (MIT Press).
Kate Greene's Stories
Developers use clever tricks to overcome the shortcomings of smart-phone cameras.
Cameras built using flexible electronics could find many uses.
IBM's ultra-dense racetrack memory is closer to commercialization.
Digital displays that recognize faces could help target in-store advertising.
Unlike OLEDs, they may soon be practical for larger displays, such as computer screens and televisions.
An ambitious startup strives to create a business based on paying poor people to do microtasks on their phones.
Software lets citizens snap and geographically tag urban blight.
Nobody knows how to get around a city like a taxi driver. A new method for creating online maps taps into that expertise.
Electrovibration could make for a better sensory experience on a smooth touch surface.