SPECIAL REPORT: WINNERS & LOSERS VII
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Google’s Chrome operating system will capitalize on the promise of the netbook.
The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car is imaginative, daring, and superb, but uneconomical.
IBM helps Russian Railways reinvent the railroad’s data infrastructure.
D-Wave Systems’ quantum computers won’t outperform ordinary ones.
Pixel Qi’s dual-mode screen provides both e-paper readability and full-color video. By Joshua J. Romero
Cellulosic ethanol— “grassoline”—is an environmental threat rather than a panacea.
NanoUV’s extreme ultraviolet light source is revolutionary, but that won’t entice chipmakers to use it.
Intrinsity's hot-rodded processor gives cellphones PC smarts.
Airport security screening will go a lot faster with a new biometric system that reads passengers’ minds.
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SLIDESHOW We took a walk down memory lane to see what's happened to our hand-picked winners and losers.