Nick McKeown believes that remotely controlling network hardware with software can bring the Internet up to speed.
Vivek Pai's new method for storing Web content could make Internet access more affordable around the world.
Zhong Lin Wang thinks piezoelectric nanowires could power implantable medical devices and serve as tiny sensors.
Adam Cheyer is leading the design of powerful software that acts as a personal aide.
Donald Sadoway conceived of a novel battery that could allow cities to run on solar power at night.
Stuart Parkin is using nanowires to create an ultradense memory chip.
A new reactor design could make nuclear power safer and cheaper, says John Gilleland.
George Whitesides has created a cheap, easy-to-use diagnostic test out of paper.
Han Cao's nanofluidic chip could cut DNA sequencing costs dramatically.
Michel Maharbiz's novel interfaces between machines and living systems could give rise to a new generation of cyborg devices.