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Breakthrough Technologies

1. Nano-Architecture
Breakthrough: Materials whose structures can be precisely tailored so they are strong yet flexible and extremely light.
Why It Matters: Lighter structural materials would be more energy-efficient and versatile.
Key Players: 
§  Julia Greer, Caltech
§  William Carter, HRL Laboratories
§  Nicholas Fang, MIT
§Christopher Spadaccini, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory                   
2. Magic Leap
Breakthrough: A device that can make virtual objects appear in real life.
Why It Matters: The technology ­ could open new opportunities for the film, gaming, travel, and telecommunications industries.
Key Players:
§  Magic Leap
§  Microsoft
3. Car-to-Car Communication
Breakthrough: Cars that can talk to each other to avoid crashes.
Why It Matters: More than a ­million people are killed on roads worldwide every year.
Key Players:
§  General Motors
§  University of Michigan
§  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

4. Project Loon
Breakthrough: A reliable and cost-effective way to beam Internet service from the sky to places lacking it.
Why It Matters: Internet access could expand educational and economic opportunities for the 4.3 billion people who are offline.
Key Players:
§  Google
§  Facebook
5. Liquid Biopsy
Breakthrough: A blood test to catch cancer early.
Why It Matters: Cancer kills some eight million people a year around the world.
Key Players: 
§  Dennis Lo, Chinese University of Hong Kong
§  Illumina
§  Bert Vogelstein, Johns Hopkins 
6. Megascale Desalination
Breakthrough: Demonstrating that seawater desalination can cost-effectively provide a substantial portion of a nation’s water supply.
Why It Matters: The world’s supplies of fresh water are inadequate to meet the needs of a growing population.
Key Players:
§  IDE Technologies
§  Poseidon Water
§  Desalitech
§  Evoqua
7. Apple Pay
Breakthrough: A service that makes it practical to use your smartphone as a wallet in everyday situations.
Why It Matters: Credit card fraud damages the economy by raising the costs of goods and services.
Key Players:
§  Apple
§  Visa
§  MasterCard
§  Google
8. Brain Organoids
Breakthrough: Three-dimensional clusters of living neurons that can be grown in a lab from human stem cells.
Why It Matters: Researchers need new ways of understanding brain disorders and testing possible treatments.
Key Players: 
§  Madeline Lancaster and Jürgen Knoblich, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology
§  Rudolph Tanzi and Doo Yeon Kim, Massachusetts General Hospital
9. Supercharged Photosynthesis
Breakthrough: Engineering rice plants to extract energy from sunlight far more efficiently than they do now.
Why It Matters: Crop yields aren’t increasing fast enough to keep up with demand from a growing population.
Key Players: 
§  Paul Quick, International Rice Research Institute
§  Daniel Voytas, University of Minnesota
§  Julian Hibberd, University of Cambridge
§  Susanne von Caemmerer, Australian National University
10. Internet of DNA
Breakthrough: Technical standards that let DNA databases communicate.
Why It Matters: Your medical treatment could benefit from the experiences of millions of others.
Key Players: 
§  Global Alliance for Genomics and Health
§  Google
§  Personal Genome Project

Shrey Kapoor is a Tech-Enthusiast, Harvard certified Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics Expert. He Founder, which is one of the India's Top Tech News Website. Even Forbes and many other renowned publishers took his articles reference. Shrey is a Technology analyst, strategic thinker and creative writer who is passionate to deliver the best, latest possible Tech-News to his followers and subscribers. He completed his masters in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, certified in IPR, T.Q.M. & ISO 9001:2008 In Quality Management Systems.

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