A layer of light-absorbing particles boosts digital image quality.
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 company puts silicon transistors on plastic for flexible displays.
Laser phosphor displays promise efficiency and simple manufacturing.
Nanocrystals improve the efficiency and color range of LCDs.
A new version of Netvibes focuses on real-time data from around the Internet.
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.
Thin-film silicon solar cells are more efficient with tiny holes in the back electrical contact.
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.