John Guttag says using computers to automate some diagnostics could make medicine more personal.
Richard Baraniuk and Kevin Kelly believe compressive sensing could help devices such as cameras and medical scanners capture images more efficiently.
Artificially structured metamaterials could transform telecommunications, data storage, and even solar energy, says David R. Smith.
Markus Kähäri wants to superimpose digital information on the real world.
Tiny fibers will save lives by stopping bleeding and aiding recovery from brain injury, says Rutledge Ellis-Behnke.
Karl Deisseroth’s genetically engineered “light switch,” which lets scientists turn selected parts of the brain on and off, may help improve treatments for depression and other disorders.
Arthur Nozik believes quantum-dot solar power could boost output in cheap photovoltaics.
The Internet is about to drown in digital video. Hui Zhang thinks peer-to-peer networks could come to the rescue.
Digital life is changing the rules of storytelling.
Mapping and tagging information in real time will change how we interact with one another in real space--if we can access the Web.