Agriculture: Proponents of genetically modified forests could seek the regulatory green light in four years.
Fiber Optics: Holography takes optical switching to nanosecond speeds.
Biotech: Microelectronic and communications firms turn to life sciences.
Sensors that monitor vital signs will turn our "sick-care" system into one that preserves wellness.
A new chip helps connect coffeepots and other dumb appliances to the Net. But are we ready?