Researchers have developed a robot that senses damage in cables before they fail.
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
New MIT research reveals a way to send wireless energy to mobile phones and laptops.
New radio technologies could allow wireless handhelds to do more, and make updating cellular base stations quick and easy.
Optical fibers in a sphere could lead to clothing that "sees"
Laptop software that can translate English-Arabic conversations on the fly is being tested in Iraq.
A two-part kit lets some Nike shoes talk to Apple iPods. Will it spur a range of consumer applications for wireless sensors?
A new wireless network design affords high performance at a fraction of the power, promising more powerful communications without the expensive infrastructure.
A new way to build small microphones may be a boon for VoIP and laptops users.
Power-saving chips are paving the way for super-broadband handheld devices.
Japan's NTT DoCoMo is testing a network that could send DVDs to handheld devices in about 10 seconds. Here's how they do it.