Articles by

Gregory Barber

These Bendy Chips Fit in Unusual Places

Researchers think these flexible semiconductors will be able to monitor your heartbeat or tell you whether your...

The Lithium Mine Versus the Wildflower

The deposit could power 400,000 clean-energy car batteries. There’s just one roadblock: a rare, fragile species of...

US Teens Can Get Their Covid Shot. What’s Next for Schools?

Kids as young as 12 are now authorized for Pfizer’s vaccine. That could make it easier for...

Variant Hunters Race to Find New Strains Where Testing Lags

In countries without much sequencing, new versions of the Covid virus can go unnoticed. Scientists across Africa...

The Ionizer in Your School May Not Do Much to Fight Covid

Manufacturers say the devices remove 99 percent of viruses. Researchers say such claims are unproven, and cheaper...

The Secret Behind North Dakota’s Speedy Vaccine Rollout

The state’s independent rural drugstores are showing the power of small. The pharmacy in Hankinson,...

When the Grid Goes Down, Can a Fleet of Batteries Replace It?

In a power crisis, maybe the solution is a network of smaller energy sources distributed across multiple...

More Covid Vaccine Choices Mean New Equity Challenges

Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine can be delivered in a single dose, but it’s also slightly less effective....