Traditional instant-messenging giants like AOL and MSN aren't driving innovation in the field -- the open-source crowd is.
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
A new way to integrate electronics into fiber-optic cables promises faster and cheaper communication.
A new Sun initiative aims to make the programming of sensor networks easy – ushering in an era of widespread adoption.
Large and small science projects have been delayed or canceled as NASA reallocates funds to manned space flight.
Intel is exploring different materials for computer chips.
By teaching silicon new tricks, John Rogers is reinventing the way we use electronics.
By fine-tuning its software and hardware, IBM has boosted the speed of a supercomputer by nearly 600 percent.
With all its sign-ons, the Internet has changed the way we represent ourselves. IBM's Bob Blakley ponders the implications.
New tricks with light and lenses could produce the smallest microprocessors -- without revamping the industry.
President Bush's 2007 budget boosts the physical sciences, but cuts money for cancer research and other biomedical programs.