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10 Breakthrough Technologies Revealed in MIT Technology Review's New Issue

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, MIT Technology Review releases its 2013 list of 10 Breakthrough Technologies.  Each year we identify ten technology developments that mark true milestones.  The advances highlighted from the past 12 months all solve thorny problems or create powerful new ways of using technology. They are breakthroughs that will matter for years to come.

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Jason Pontin, publisher and editor in chief, states: "We believe that technology can help solve really hard problems and that these solutions will expand human possibilities.  To that end, each year we select the ten technologies we believe have the potential for major impact – those which could change the world. These technologies are an expression of our preferences and emphases, and they grow out of our reporting over the past 12 months. This is the stuff we like."

The May/June issue of MIT Technology Review will be available on newsstands worldwide May 7 and online at technologyreview.com on April 23.

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2014:

Agile Robots

Boston Dynamics



Agricultural Drones

3D Robotics



Brain Mapping

Alan Evans: Montreal Neurological Institute

Karl Deisseroth: Stanford University

Katrin Amunts: Jülich Research Centre

Genome Editing

Feng Zhang: MIT

George Church: Harvard

Jennifer Doudna: UC Berkeley

Yunnan Key Laboratory

Microscale 3-D Printing

Jennifer Lewis: Harvard University

Keith Martin: University of Cambridge

Michael McAlpine: Princeton University

Mobile Collaboration








Neuromorphic Chips

HRL Laboratories

Human Brain Project



Smart Wind and Solar Power

GE Power

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Xcel Energy

Ultraprivate Smartphones



Open Whisper Systems

Virtual Reality Headsets


Oculus VR



About MIT Technology Review
MIT Technology Review leads the global conversation about technologies that matter. An independent media company owned by MIT, it produces publications read by millions of business leaders, innovators, and thought leaders around the globe, in six languages and on a variety of platforms. The company publishes MIT Technology Review, the world′s most respected technology magazine; daily news features, analysis, and opinion; and Business Reports, which explain how technologies are transforming industries. It produces live events such as the annual EmTech MIT, international EmTech conferences, and Summits. The company's entrepreneurial community organization, MIT Enterprise Forum, hosts 400+ events a year globally.

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