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She developed a construction process that turns knitted textiles into concrete buildings—saving money, carbon, and time

She developed a construction process that turns knitted textiles into concrete buildings—saving money, carbon, and time

Mariana Popescu 32 ETHZ Country of birth: Romania Mariana Popescu has developed a process and accompanying computational tools capable of turning knitted textiles into complex molds for concrete buildings. Her innovation makes it possible to build complex custom-made designs faster, with less …Continue reading

His tiny robots can be programmed to treat infection

Jnxing Lii 32 Stanford University Country of birth: China Jinxing Li pioneered the use of tiny robots—just a few micrometers across—to treat disease in a living animal. Li designed rocket-like micromotors that run on gut fluids in a living animal and biodegrade …Continue reading

On the cusp of the next big battery breakthrough

Qichao Hu 33 SolidEnergy Systems Country of birth: China Qichao Hu believes he’s on the cusp of one of the most highly anticipated developments in industry: the next battery revolution. As founder and CEO of SolidEnergy Systems, a startup based in Woburn, …Continue reading

She taught an AI to design AI chips

Azalia Mirhoseini 32 Google Brain Country of birth: Iran Azalia Mirhoseini, a research scientist at Google Brain, is using artificial intelligence itself  to make better chips for artificial intelligence. Many microchips that are used for AI weren’t specifically built for it. Most are …Continue reading

Her AI program aims to weed out bias in decision making

Himabindu Lakkaraju 29 Harvard University Country of birth: India Himabindu Lakkaraju designed an artificial intelligence program that serve as a bias check for decision makers like judges and doctors. Machine learning and AI are increasingly used in law enforcement to make decisions …Continue reading

She found a better way to correct single-gene mutations

Nicole Gaudelli 34 Beam Therapeutics Country of birth: US Nicole Gaudelli invented a way to potentially correct almost half of all genetic diseases caused by single-gene mutations. Gene-editing tools such as CRISPR can fix some of the single-letter genetic “spelling” mistakes that …Continue reading

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