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Multimedia coverage directly from Technology Review's Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT. We are pleased to offer you a wide variety of coverage directly from our 6th annual Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT.

  • Podcast of the entire event
  • Audio files of each segment
  • Links to blog coverage
  • Links to related stories

We’re bringing you the latest in technology and innovation as it happens.

2006 Podcast of Entire Event

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September 27, 2006 • Keynotes
Welcome:
Susan Hockfield, President, MIT
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Keynote:
Jeffrey P. Bezos, Founder and CEO, Amazon.com
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> Vlog
> Article: Servers for Hire
  Keynote Interview:
Jeffrey P. Bezos with Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief and Publisher, Technology Review
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Keynote:
Jonathan F. Miller, Chairman and CEO, AOL
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  Keynote Interview:
Jonathan F. Miller with David Faber, Anchor of CNBC's Faber Report and contributor to Squawk on the Street
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Panel:
Emerging Technologies: The Innovators' View
Moderator: Padmasree Warrior, CTO, Motorola

Speakers: Phillip A. Sharp, Nobel Laureate, Institute Professor, MIT, and pioneer of RNA interference; Jay Walker, Chairman, Walker Digital, and founder, Priceline.com; Yair Goldfinger, Cofounder and CTO, Dotomi, and inventor of instant messaging; Iqbal Quadir, Founder, GrameenPhone, and telecommunications innovator
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> Vlog
> Article: The Therapeutic Potential of    RNAi
Keynote:
DARPA Grand Challenge and Beyond, Sebastian Thrun, Director, Stanford University Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and DARPA Grand Challenge Winner
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Keynote:
IBM Global CEO Study of Technology and Innovation, Marc Chapman, Global Leader, Strategy & Change Practice, IBM
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September 27, 2006 • Breakout Sessions

$1,000 Human Genome
Scientists have finished sequencing a single human genome; however, the most dramatic benefits won’t be realized until we find a way to quickly and cheaply obtain genetic profiles for individuals.

Moderator: Emily Singer, Biotechnology and Life Sciences Editor, Technology Review
Panelists: George M. Church, Professor of Genetics and Director of the Center for Computational Genetics, Harvard Medical School; George Weinstock, Professor, Departments of Molecular & Human Genetics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology, and codirector, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine; Jene Golovchenko, Professor of Physics, Harvard University; Michael Egholm, Vice President of Molecular Biology, 454 Life Sciences
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> Article: How Neandertal DNA Will Shed Light on Human Genes

Nanotoxicity
Are the nanomaterials that are increasingly used in consumer products, such as sunscreens and cosmetics, safe? At stake: the future of the nanotech industry and public acceptance of this important new technology.

Moderator: David Talbot, Chief Correspondent, Technology Review
Panelists: Andrew D. Maynard, Chief Science Advisor, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Barbara Karn, Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Vicki Colvin, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and director of the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology, Rice University; David Warheit, Research Fellow, DuPont Haskell Laboratory
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Online Applications War
There’s a race under way among Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and hundreds of startups to provide the "killer apps" that will convince people to do most of their computing online.

Moderator: Wade Roush, Contributing Editor, Technology Review
Panelists: Alex Bard, President and CEO, Goowy Media, Inc.; Jason Fried, President, 37Signals; Adam Gross, VP, Developer Marketing, Salesforce.com; Paul Rademacher, Software Engineer, Google; Adam Selipsky, VP of Product Management and Developer Relations, Amazon.com
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> Podcast: Web Wars

Software-Defined Radio
Researchers have made headway on SDR, in which a single chip can process a wide range of radio frequencies used for international cellular service. Could SDR shrink devices, save battery power, and provide flexibility to gadgets?

Moderator: Kate Greene, Information Technology and Computer Science Editor, Technology Review
Panelists: John Chapin, CTO, Vanu; Asad Abidi, Professor of Electrical Engineering, UCLA; Michael Yonker, Director of Technology Strategy, Wireless Business Unit, Texas Instruments; Tod Sizer, Director, Broadband and Wireless Access Research Center, Lucent/Bell Labs
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TR35 at the Conference

> Matthew Herren on why one-way satellite radio is the answer in Africa
> TR35 winner Stéphanie Lacour on stretchable electronics
> TR35 winner Sumeet Singh on stopping computer viruses

September 28, 2006 • Keynotes
Keynote:
George M. Whitesides, University Professor, Harvard University
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Keynote:
Roger McNamee, Cofounder and Managing Director, Elevation Partners
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> Vlog
  Panel:
Innovation and the Energy Crisis
Moderator: Robert C. Armstrong, Professor of Chemical Engineering and codirector of the Energy Research Council, MIT

Speakers: Nathan Lewis, Professor, California Institute of Technology; Joseph Romm, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Energy & Climate Solutions; Kelly R. Fletcher, Sustainable Energy Advanced Technology Leader, GE Global Research
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> Article: A Dangerous Energy Climate
Concert:
Composer Tod Machover, Professor of Music and Media, MIT Media Lab, and the Ying Quartet
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September 28, 2006 • Breakout Sessions

Anti-Aging Research
Geneticists and molecular biologists have made startling discoveries about mechanisms of human aging. Anti-aging research won’t let us live forever, but it could let us stay healthier as we grow older.

Moderator: David Rotman, Editor, Technology Review
Panelists: Christoph Westphal, CEO, Sirtris Pharmaceuticals; Leonard Guarente, Professor of Biology, MIT; Richard Weindruch, Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Thomas Perls, Associate Professor, Boston University, and Director, New England Centenarian Study
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Bad Patents and How They Hinder Innovation
"Patent trolls," which sue other companies for copying sometimes dubious "inventions," are increasingly recognized as a major roadblock to technological innovation. What mix of policy and practice will stem the tide?

Moderator: Declan McCullagh, Chief Political Correspondent and Senior Writer, CNET’s News.com
Panelists: David Kappos, VP and Assistant General Counsel, Intellectual Property Law, IBM; Don Steinberg, Chair, Intellectual Property Department, WilmerHale; Simeon Simeonov, Technology Partner, Polaris Venture Partners; Jason Schultz, Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
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Making PCs Safe for Hollywood
Hollywood wants a PC that’s hack-proof—a machine that can’t be used to "rip" the industry’s latest blockbuster hits, or even to record digital television. Will this technology put an end to innovation and kill open-source software?

Moderator: Simson Garfinkel, Contributing Writer, Technology Review
Panelists: Andrew "Bunnie" Huang, President, Bunnie Studios; Sean W. Smith, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Dartmouth College; Martin Sadler, Director, Trusted Systems Laboratory, Hewlett-Packard Labs; Brad Hunt, Executive VP and CTO, MPAA
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> Podcast: Hack-Proofing Hollywood?

High-Performance Batteries to Transform Transportation
Experts are turning advances in nanotechnologyand materials sciences into light, high-performance batteries that can produce the power of existing hybrid batteries, but at one-fifth the weight.

Moderator: Kevin Bullis, Nanotechnology and Materials Science Editor, Technology Review
Panelists: Yet-Ming Chiang, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, MIT; Angela Belcher, Professor of Biological Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering, MIT; Ted Miller, Technical Specialist, Ford Research and Advanced Engineering; Mark N. Obrovac, Research Specialist, 3M
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> Article: Powerful Batteries That Assemble Themselves

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