Timothy Lu, a 2010 TR35 member, demonstrates at his lab in Boston how he is using the tools of synthetic biology to wipe out the bacterial goo that can plague humans and infest industrial equipment.
Jason Pontin, Technology Review's Editor in Chief and Publisher, explains how and why we choose our young leaders.
Kati London, named to the 2010 TR35, explains how she designs games that incorporate real-world data to educate players at Area/Code’s offices in New York.
David Kobia, the 2010 TR35 Humanitarian of the Year, explains how Ushahidi grew from a single blog post to a sophisticated online platform that can manage crises around the world.
Aaron Dollar, a 2010 TR35 member, demonstrates in his lab at Yale University how he makes inexpensive and flexible plastic hands that robots can use to grasp a wide range of objects.
An optic fiber emitting infrared light from a diode laser has been placed just one millimeter away from the developing heart of a two-day old quail embryo. As the laser pulse changes its speed, the heart alters its beat to match. This system is the first time that the whole heart of a living animal has been paced with light--a method that could yield insight into the development of heart defects as well as, much further down the road, provide a new approach for building
Researchers at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California are testing a new type of device that can simultaneously convert both the light and the heat in the sun’s rays into electricity.
2010 TR35 member Danah Boyd, a senior researcher at Microsoft Research, studies how people use social networks and makes recommendations about how companies can best use social technologies to serve their users. Recently, Boyd has been a vocal advocate for better privacy controls on social networks.
At the J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, MD, researchers have developed one of the most powerful methods yet for redesigning life. By editing genomes on the computer, synthesizing them in the lab, and transplanting the genomes into cells, Venter Institute researchers can speed up the process of genetic engineering. Ultimately, they want to design and create microbes that efficiently produce clean fuels, vaccines, and other products.
Technology Review’s I.T. Editor, Erica Naone, demonstrates how an app called JailbreakMe hacks the iPhone.