Alex Zettl’s tiny radios, built from nanotubes, could improve everything from cell phones to medical diagnostics.
Physicist Marin Soljacic is working toward a world of wireless electricity.
John Kitching’s tiny magnetic-field sensors will take MRI where it’s never gone before.
Adobe’s Kevin Lynch believes that computing applications will become more powerful when they take advantage of the browser and the desktop.
A new form of carbon being pioneered by Walter de Heer of Georgia Tech could lead to speedy, compact computer processors.
Jeff Lichtman hopes to elucidate brain development and disease with new technologies that illuminate the web of neural circuits.
Sandy Pentland is using data gathered by cell phones to learn about human behavior.
Frances Arnold is designing better enzymes for making biofuels from cellulose.
The easy part is understanding a new technology; what's harder is to think creatively about it.
Apple's plan to release a software kit that lets people create legitimate add-ons for the iPhone could make the device appeal to an even wider audience.