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$100 Million Donation Helps to Establish a Genome Institute

June 23, 2003

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will establish an institute intended to apply knowledge of the human genome to the practice of medicine.

The institute will try to determine the molecular causes of disease by systematically examining genes and proteins. That could lead to new ways to prevent and diagnose illnesses and to treat their causes rather than just their symptoms, as many medicines now do.

$100 Laptop to Cost $175, Run Windows as Well as Linux

April 30, 2007

The founder of the ambitious “$100 laptop” project, which plans to give inexpensive computers to school children in developing countries, revealed Thursday that the machine for now costs $175, and it will be able to run Windows in addition to Linux.

$100 Genome

February 27, 2009

BioNanomatrix is pursuing what may be the key to personalized medicine: sequencing technology so fast and cheap that an entire human genome can be read in eight hours for $100 or less.

$100 billion could yield two million ‘green’ jobs

September 11, 2008

A $100 billion US government investment over two years could create 2 million “green” jobs in such industrial sectors as steel and construction, according to environmental and labor groups.

10.20GHz Intel Nehalem slated for 2005

January 29, 2003

Intel is reportedly planning 10.20GHz desktop CPUs code-named “Nehalem” by 2005.

Intel is also planning the 5.20GHz “Prescott” core and the 9.20GHz “Tejas” core by then.

10-year-old student discovers molecule that can store energy

February 7, 2012


For Kansas City, Mo. student Clara Lazen, 10, a classroom assignment turned into a scientific finding: a new molecule, and her first mention in a scientific journal.

Lazen randomly arranged a unique combination of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon atoms.

Responding to a request by the teacher, Kenneth Boehr, Humboldt State University chemistry professor Robert Zoellner, a computational chemist, searched Chemical Abstracts.

The result:a molecule with the same… read more

10 Year Documentary To Follow Bluebrain Project (Video)

February 18, 2010

Filmmaker Noah Hutton has released a mini-documentary on the first year of IBM’s Bluebrain Project to simulate a brain in a computer.

Bluebrain | Year One from Couple 3 Films on Vimeo.

10 things (and 4 outrages) techies need to know about President Obama’s State of the Union Address

January 27, 2011

Writer David Gewirtz suggests ten things technical professionals need to know about the President’s speech, and how his policies might affect you, your employer, and your family well into the future.

10 Tech Concepts You Need to Know for 2007

December 15, 2006

PRAM (Phase-Change Random Access Memory), Printed Solar Panels, Body Area Network, VoN (Video on the Net), and Data Cloud are among the technologies you’ll be talking about next year.

10 Smart Clothes You’ll Be Wearing Soon

April 20, 2010

BLU Jacket

Motion-detecting pants, a proximity sensing shirt, a heart-sensing bra, biosensor underwear, and a “thought helmet” are among everyday objects that are becoming networked.

Lunar design’s BLU Jacket displays your moods through signs and colors

10 Questions for Ray Kurzweil

November 26, 2010

Ray Kurzweil addresses the Singularity, reprogramming our biology, and the dangers of technological innovation in an article in a TIME special issue on “TimeFrames” — “looking back to the future.”



$10 Million Prize Set Up for Speedy DNA Decoding

October 5, 2006

A $10 million prize for cheap and rapid sequencing of the human genome was announced today by the X Prize Foundation.

The terms of the prize require competitors to sequence 100 human genomes of their choice within 10 days, and within six months those of a further 100 people chosen by the foundation.

The foundation plans a series of prizes to motivate inventors and entrepreneurs, with its first… read more

$10 million for Project 10^100 winners

September 27, 2010

Google has announced the winners of Project Project 10^100 (ideas for changing the world by helping as many people as possible). Thousands of people from more than 170 countries submitted over 150,000 ideas, and Google is providing  at total of $10 million funding to the five winners that received the most votes:

The Khan Academy, a non-profit educational organization that provides high-quality, free education to… read more

10 Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World

January 20, 2003

Technology Review’s editors have identified ten emerging technologies that they predict will have a tremendous influence in the near future: Wireless Sensor Networks, Injectable Tissue Engineering, Nano Solar Cells, Mechatronics (integrated mechanical-electronic components with intelligent-software control), Grid Computing, Molecular Imaging, Nanoimprint Lithography, Software Assurance, Glycomics (turning sugars into drugs), and Quantum Cryptography.

10 Audacious Ideas to Save the Planet

June 24, 2008

Solar power from space, super-hairy plants to reflect enough near-infrared energy back into space to cool regional temperatures by two degrees Fahrenheit, and turning the carbon dioxide from your car into fuel are among creative ways scientists are finding to clean up the Earth.

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