An inexpensive pressure-sensitive pad could make surfaces smarter.
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 series of sustained quantum operations shows promise for developing a practical device.
Sensors track devices' electricity, water, and gas consumption from one spot.
Protovis aims to bridge the gap between computer scientists and visual artists.
A contest encourages entrants to find new uses for Zink's inkless printing technology.
New publications, experiments and breakthroughs in information technology--and what they mean.
A startup seeks to undercut Photoshop with subscription software.
A research project cuts the electric cord, wirelessly charging an electronic device.
Cars could someday communicate with other vehicles and traffic signals using their lights.
By integrating sensors into a plastic fiber, researchers make a large, flexible camera.