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.
Cataloguing the uniqueness of an individual immune system offers a new understanding of disease.
Gadgets aren't made hackable enough to encourage young people to become innovators in computing.
Novel engine designs could help meet our growing demand for energy.
Facebook's power over our social lives comes with great responsibility.
The Fukushima disaster should make nuclear energy safer than ever.
Lessons from nanotechnology can help synthetic biology mature.
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.
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?
We need to develop the deployment of advanced materials.