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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 research project cuts the electric cord, wirelessly charging an electronic device.
By integrating sensors into a plastic fiber, researchers make a large, flexible camera.
Researchers in Germany have created a display that doubles as a camera.
An adaptive interface with tactile and audio feedback could make it easier to ignore a small screen.
The company hopes to carve out a niche with its touch-based interface.
By letting developers store data on its servers, Google hopes to make the geo-Web more searchable.
The thin and efficient technology could replace bulky cooling fans.
Sensors that track social behavior highlight the benefits of face-to-face interaction.
A new way to change the electronic properties of graphene could lead to ultrafast circuits.