A new wireless power scheme could make implanted devices more comfortable and reduce the risk of infection.
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 low-power chip could be used for implantable medical sensors.
Researchers have created an electronic contact lens that could be used as a display or a medical sensor.
Researchers use magnetic materials found in computer hard drives to build chips for detecting genes, cancer, and toxins.
A photo essay: Inside Genetech’s South San Francisco manufacturing plant
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.