Creating clearer imaging to spot cancer earlier and more accurately.
A seemingly impossible radio design will double wireless data capabilities.
Building drones that can navigate the world and serve as airborne assistants.
The engineer has built sweatbands that monitor your health.
The AI expert designs interfaces that let technology assist rather than annoy.
A new type of camera could let smartphones find counterfeit drugs or spot the ripest peach.
She developed a simple reactor to turn carbon dioxide into useful chemicals.
Throw away your RAM and flash drive. Here’s a better type of memory.
A breakthrough in probing how cells create complex tissues and organs.
Cheap hormone tests could begin to address gender disparities in health care.
This bioengineer figured out how to handle a key challenge facing biotech startups.
An augmented-reality dreamer tries to turn his vision into a business.
Her startup is commercializing thin, flexible, printable batteries that she developed at UC Berkeley.
After greasing the wheels of India’s e-commerce boom, this executive eyes overseas expansion.
She sees a way to make Silicon Valley’s workforce look more like the rest of society.
Why the future of communication could be on your wrist.
To build better machines, a roboticist goes far outside her field for guidance.
The creator of control software for drones has foreseen the advantages of autonomous aircraft for years.
A scientist who is developing new gene-editing techniques also warns of their potential.
People on the autism spectrum are inspiring her novel approach to creating artificial intelligence.
The cofounder of Snapchat figured out that people wanted something different from social media.
Why don’t computers keep our personal data secure by default?
This doctor can laugh about the complex path he took to becoming an innovator.
If you want to be the life of the party, practice by talking to a machine first.
A researcher in drought-ridden California tries to better account for the ways we use water.
A mobile app gives deaf people a sign-language interpreter they can take anywhere.
A devastating personal diagnosis led her to become a scientist on the trail of a cure.
His inventions are helping IBM in its decade-plus quest to replace silicon transistors with more efficient carbon nanotubes.
She knows how to print perfect plastic solar cells.
She uses nanocrystals to trap light and increase the efficiency of solar cells.
He teaches robots to watch and learn from their own successes.
Showing computers how to learn might seem like a game, but it’s also serious business.
A computation whiz speeds up the search for catalysts that will make green chemistry possible.
Pop-up nanostructures make it far easier to fabricate very tiny shapes.
What to do if there is no clean water around.