A new company puts silicon transistors on plastic for flexible displays.
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
Laser phosphor displays promise efficiency and simple manufacturing.
Nanocrystals improve the efficiency and color range of LCDs.
A tiny radio chip implanted in a moth harvests power and senses neural activity.
Forearm electrodes could enable new forms of hands-free computer interaction.
A new kind of optical cable will provide ultrafast connections between electronic devices.
Chips that use graphite show promise for storing more bits than flash memory.
New publications, experiments and breakthroughs in information technology--and what they mean.
An inexpensive pressure-sensitive pad could make surfaces smarter.
A series of sustained quantum operations shows promise for developing a practical device.