Selecting Technology Review's yearly list of 35 innovators under the age of 35 is a difficult but rewarding process. We search for candidates around the world who are opening up new possibilities in technology, and then we seek the advice of a panel of expert judges before finally selecting the winners.
An improved catalyst could lead to cheaper ways of producing hydrogen from water
Gas-filled microspheres quickly reverse oxygen deprivation
Gold nanoparticles illuminate faint traces of disease
For more than a decade, synthetic biologists have promised to revolutionize the way we produce fuels, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. It turns out, however, that programming new life forms is not so easy. Now some of these same scientists are turning back to nature for inspiration.
A mini-magnetometer could inexpensively detect brain injury
Smart headlights could make difficult driving conditions safer
A new chemical process eliminates carbon dioxide emissions from lime production
A unique nanotube material may beat the best sorbents on the market
Germany has decided to pursue ambitious greenhouse-gas reductions—while closing down its nuclear plants. Can a heavily industrialized country power its economy with wind turbines and solar panels?