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His company’s artificial limbs are not only high-functioning but cheap enough for people in low-income countries

His company’s artificial limbs are not only high-functioning but cheap enough for people in low-income countries

Mohamed Dhaouafi AGE: 28 AFFILIATION: CURE BIONICS COUNTRY OF BIRTH: TUNISIA Four years ago, during a university challenge, Mohamed Dhaouafi found out that one of his teammates’ cousins had been born without upper limbs and couldn’t afford prosthetics. An engineering student at the time, he’d been …Continue reading

Heavy dependence on infrastructure like oil rigs, nuclear reactors, and desalination plants can be catastrophic in a crisis. Her data-driven framework could help nations prepare

Ghena Alhanaee AGE: 30 AFFILIATION: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COUNTRY OF BIRTH: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Early on in her days as a doctoral student at the University of Southern California, Ghena Alhanaee stumbled upon a disturbing set of facts. The countries of the Persian Gulf, including …Continue reading

His discovery could reduce errors in quantum computing

Zlatko Minev AGE: 30 AFFILIATION: IBM QUANTUM RESEARCH, TJ WATSON COUNTRY OF BIRTH: BULGARIA Zlatko Minev overturned a mainstay of quantum physics that had troubled Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein alike. For most of the 20th century, it was assumed that atoms change from one energy …Continue reading

Medical implants are often thwarted as the body grows tissue to defend itself. She may have found a drug-free fix for the problem

Eimear Dolan AGE: 32 AFFILIATION: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY COUNTRY OF BIRTH: IRELAND When Eimear Dolan first worked to develop implantable medical devices to treat type 1 diabetes, she and her colleagues had to overcome a common roadblock. Their problem was one that’s long dogged makers …Continue reading

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