The National Security Agency’s “CryptoKids” website uses cartoon characters to recruit future codemakers and codebreakers.
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
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Jeff Jonas is an IBM engineer who specializes in software that infuses powerful search technology with anonymity.
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To grow viable organs in the lab, biologists are going beyond the genetics of development to study the physics and mechanics of cells in the early embryo.