Circuits that integrate electronic and optical components might help spread the fiber revolution.
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
This novel process might lead to purer silicon -- and faster chips.
A website provides image-processing software for sorting through online photo albums. But does it raise a privacy concern?
In the future, the environment could be pervaded by sensors using the same power-scavenging techniques as RFID tags.
A project is networking home appliances and thermostats to electricity grids, decreasing utility costs and electricity loads.
Microsoft is trying to become a major player in the competitive and lucrative market for smart-phone operating systems.
Researchers are working on a system that allows sensors to track information and create up-to-date, searchable online maps.
Microsoft researchers have developed software that could create more sweeping -- and useful -- perspectives for city maps.
A new tool can decipher text in video.
A single chip for wireless devices that's multifunctional, more energy efficient, and space saving is in the works.