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Thursday, March 23, 2006

"MIT Technology Review" 10 Emerging Technologies

This special report on top emerging techologies from MIT Technology Review is not your average list. Sure, it contains some familiar technologies (nanomedicine, universal ID), but it also boasts what might be some new terms, including:

  • Epigenetics, or early cancer detection through measuring subtle changes in DNA
  • Diffusion tensor imaging, a new way to image and understand brain disorders
  • Comparative interactomics, or developing new medicines based on the body's molecular interactions
  • Cognitive radio, a technique allowing wireless devices to negotiate for space on the crowded radio spectrum