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Now Available: Innovators Under 35 2013 See The 2013 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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2008 Innovator of the Year: JB Straubel

2008 Humanitarian of the Year: Aimée Rose

Blaise Agüera y Arcas

Building immersive 3-D environments

Theodore Betley

Re-creating photosynthesis

Martin Burke

Molecular diversity

Dries Buytaert

Simple, flexible Web publishing

Christopher Chang

Probing chemical reactions in the body

Michelle Chang

Designing microbes to make fuels and drugs

Jenova Chen

Gaming with the flow

Tanzeem Choudhury

Inferring social networks automatically

Peter L. Corsell

Making the electric grid smart

Jack Dorsey

Personal updates made simple

Stefanus Du Toit

Programming for parallel processors

Nicholas Fang

Superlenses for watching cells

Ric Fulop

Energizing rechargeable batteries

Julia Greer

Revealing how materials behave at the nanoscale

Hossam Haick

Sniffing out cancer

Seth Hallem

Deconstructing software to find bugs

Donhee Ham

Portable nuclear magnetic resonance

Konrad Hochedlinger

Turning adult cells into stem cells

Xian-Sheng Hua

Enhancing video search

Sundar Iyer

Making memory at Internet speed

Jeffrey Karp

Gecko-inspired surgical tape

Farinaz Koushanfar

Locking microchips to prevent piracy

Johnny Lee

Streamlining human-computer interactions

Meredith Ringel Morris

Searching websites jointly

Andrew Ng

Building household robots

Kostya Novoselov

Two-dimensional transistors

Milica Radisic

Patching damaged hearts

Aimée Rose

Ultrasensitive detectors to sniff out explosives

Bilal Shafi

Preventing congestive heart failure

Adam Smith

Making sense of e-mail madness

JB Straubel

Engineering electric sports cars

Joo Chuan Tong

My vision: Personalized vaccines

Eric Wilhelm

Putting DIY projects online

Robert Wood

Building robotic flies

Ronggui Yang

Efficient electricity from waste heat

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