One of this year’s TR10 innovators, Joule Biotechnologies, is developing a way to make biofuels without agricultural plants, using genetically engineered photosynthetic bacteria. We asked founder Noubar Afeyan about how his biofuel differed from others, and how long it might be before people could be filling their cars with it.
One of this year’s TR10 innovators is Novacem, a British startup trying to solve the emission problem with a new way of making cement. We asked the company’s chief scientist, Nikoloas Vlasopoulos, why traditional cement manufacture is responsible for so much carbon dioxide and how the new cement gets around the problem.
TR10 innovator, Joseph Hellerstein, is trying to make life easier for programmers by creating tools that can take over data management within a cloud. We asked him about the potential of cloud computing and how his approach will unlock that potential.
At Genentech, one of this year’s TR10 innovators, Germaine Fuh is developing a new variety of drug that can target more than one type of molecule, potentially reducing costs and simplifying treatment. We asked Fuh how it worked and what it might mean for patients.
TR10 innovator, Dynamic Digital Depth, has developed software that can convert 2-D video to 3-D, and can even work on mobile devices, where autostereoscopic, or glasses-free, 3-D displays can be used. We asked Julien Flack, the company’s CTO, how his software adds a third dimension to existing 2-D content , and why mobile devices will be so important to 3-D.
Kylie Catchpole, one of this year’s TR10 innovators, is exploiting the unusual optical properties of silver nanoparticles to boost the efficiency of thin-film cells. We asked her how the technology worked, and its prospects for commercialization.
One of this year’s TR10 innovators, Fiorenzo Omenetto, is developing implants made from silicon and sheets of silk, which dissolve away when no longer needed. We asked Omenetto about why he developed the technology, and the new types of implantable devices it will enable.
Google’s Amit Singhal, one of this year’s TR10 innovators, is leading the search giant’s effort to master Real-Time Search. We asked him why Real-Time Search was important, and how Google sorted the wheat from the chaff.
Technology Review senior editor, Stephen Cass, reviews Apple’s new device, the iPad.
Virtual reality: Companies demonstrated a range of virtual reality products at the IEEE's Virtual Reality 2010 conference this week. These products are mainly used for training and for designing and testing equipment.