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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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2007 Innovator of the Year: David Berry

2007 Humanitarian of the Year: Tapan Parikh

J. Christopher Anderson

Creating tumor-killing bacteria

Erik Bakkers

Combining semiconductors

David Berry

Renewable petroleum from microbes

Sanjit Biswas

Cheap, easy Internet access

Josh Bongard

Adaptive robots

Garrett Camp

Discovering more of the Web

Mung Chiang

Optimizing networks

Adam Cohen

Making molecules motionless

Javier García-Martínez

New zeolites for cracking petroleum

Kristala Jones Prather

Reverse-engineering biology

Ali Khademhosseini

Living Legos

Tadayoshi Kohno

Securing systems cryptographically

Tariq Krim

Building a personal, dynamic Web page

Ivan Krstic´

Making antivirus software obsolete

Jeff LaPorte

Internet-based calling from mobile phones

Ju Li

Modeling designer materials

Karen Liu

Bringing body language to computer-animated characters

Christopher Loose

Beating up bacteria

Anna Lysyanskaya

Securing online privacy

Tapan Parikh

Simple, powerful mobile tools for developing economies

Babak Parviz

Self-assembling micromachines

Partha Ranganathan

Power-aware computing systems

Neil Renninger

Hacking microbes for energy

Kevin Rose

Online social bookmarking

Marc Sciamanna

Controlling chaos in telecom lasers

Rachel Segalman

Cheap electricity from heat

Shetal Shah

Cushioning preemies

Abraham Stroock

Microfluidic biomaterials

Desney Tan

Teaching computers to read minds

Doris Tsao

Shedding light on how our brains recognize faces

Luis von Ahn

Using “captchas” to digitize books

Xudong Wang

Powering the nanoworld

Lili Yang

Engineering immunity

Mehmet Yanik

Stopping light on microchips

Mark Zuckerberg

Circle of friends

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