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Breakthroughs leading to sophisticated cancer, tuberculosis, and arthritis drugs, as well as cell imaging nanotechnology, get recognition.
Nonprofit venture capitalist BP Agrawal wins humanitarian award for rain-harvesting system, health kiosks.
Award winner Erez Lieberman-Aiden has developed breakthroughs in such areas as genetics, sensor technology, applied mathematics, and even evolutionary linguistics.
African farmers are pulling water out of the ground with a tool called the SuperMoneyMaker, which won its inventor $100,000 for sustainability.
Bacteriophages aren't as popular as antibiotics--but that could change, thanks to researchers.
Twenty high-school teams show off inventions at Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Odyssey. Each had received a problem-solving grant of up to $10,000.
A robotic coconut-tree climber, a Web 2.0 pancake maker and a human-powered irrigation pump are just a few of the projects entered in this year's Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Program.
The inventor of the light bulb and phonograph was named the greatest innovator of all time among 52 percent of the young people polled, surpassing the late Apple leader at 24 percent.
commentary The newly signed patent reform law offers incentives to folks other than big corporations. The "micro entity" element encourages individual inventors to get back in the game.