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She’s developed inchworm-size robots made partly of biological tissue and muscle

She’s developed inchworm-size robots made partly of biological tissue and muscle

Ritu Raman 27 MIT Country of birth: India Ritu Raman’s robots are made out of both polymers and muscle tissue, and are capable of sensing their environment and recognizing temperature, pH, and mechanical pressure. “I’m a mechanical engineer by training, and I’m …Continue reading

William Woodford

William Woodford, 32 Form Energy For renewables to work, they need batteries—otherwise, the lights go out when the sun goes down or the wind isn’t blowing. Companies like Tesla and Hyundai are addressing the problem by developing football-field-size lithium-ion batteries in Australia …Continue reading

Alessandro Chiesa

Alessandro Chiesa, 30 University of California, Berkeley For all the promise of blockchain, there’s a problem that comes with treating all transactions as public information: some of that stuff is just nobody’s business. But with Zcash, a cryptocurrency cofounded by Alessandro Chiesa, …Continue reading

Shreya Dave, 30

Shreya Dave, 30 Via Separations Shreya Dave thought her PhD research had no practical applications. It involved molecular filtration membranes made of graphene oxide—which is cheaper and less prone to degrading than the polymers and ceramics used today—but her method was too …Continue reading

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