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Now Available: Innovators Under 35 2014 See The 2014 List »

Since 1999, the editors of Technology Review have honored the young innovators whose inventions and research we find most exciting; today that collection is the TR35, a list of technologists and scientists, all under the age of 35. Their work--spanning medicine, computing, communications, electronics, nanotechnology, and more--is changing our world.

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2006 Innovator of the Year: Joshua Schachter

2006 Humanitarian of the Year: Christina Galitsky

Apostolos Argyris

Disguising data as noise

Prithwish Basu

His passion is finding ways to connect mobile devices, sensors, and robots directly--without the need for a base station. It's called "ad hoc" networking.

Jeffrey Bode

Peptide "Legos" to make new drugs

Edward Boyden

Artificially firing neurons

Seth Coe-Sullivan

Making screens crystal clear

Utkan Demirci

Disposable AIDS diagnosis

Roger Dingledine

When your Internet communications absolutely, positively need to be anonymous

Stefan Duma

Better virtual  crash dummies

Jason Fried

Keeping online collaboration simple

Christina Galitsky

Simple technologies save energy and lives

Matthew Herren

Beaming textbooks across Africa

Song Jin

Making nanowires get in line

Manolis Kellis

Understanding genomes

William King

The world's smallest soldering iron

Eddie Kohler

A better operating system

Ram K. Krishnamurthy

Cooler computers

Stéphanie Lacour

Stretchable electronic skin

Ling Liao

Lighting up computers

Ashok Maliakal

The floppy screen

Jane McGonigal

Designing games with new realities

Joshua Napoli

Super-high-resolution 3-D displays could change the way people look at everything from tumors to drug targets and natural gas deposits.

Liam Paninski

Decoding brain signals

Nikos Paragios

Clearer computer vision

Michael Raab

Making fuel ethanol more cheaply

Paul Rademacher

The man who opened up the map

Anand Raghunathan

Making mobile secure

Joshua Schachter

How tags exploit the self-interest of individuals to organize the Web for everyone.

Jay Shendure

The $1,000 genome

Sumeet Singh

Faster defenses against computer viruses

Paris Smaragdis

Teaching machines to listen

Marin Soljacic

Modeling the flows of light

Alice Ting

Lighting cellular movies

Christopher Voigt

A vision in bacteria

Michael Wong

Cleaning up with nanoparticles

Ben Zhao

Perfecting peer-to-peer networks

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