The Wall Street Journal has announced the winners of its 2004 Technology Innovation Awards. In the Overall category, the winners, selected by an independent panel of judges, were as follows:
GOLD WINNER:That's two of the top three from tiny Israel, out of all the countries in the world. Winners and runners-up in other categories included Portugal, Finland, Canada, Britain, the Netherlands, Singapore, and Japan.
Sun Microsystems Laboratories (U.S.) New method for chips to transmit data inside a computer up to 100 times faster than today's top speed.
Given Imaging Ltd. (Israel) Pill-shaped video camera screens the esophagus for disorders.
InSightec Image Guided Treatment Ltd. (Israel) Device destroys tumors using ultrasound waves together with magnetic resonance imaging.
Notably absent were the Arab states. Technological breakthroughs, it would seem, are not achieved through religious indoctrination, rampant illiteracy, and calls for jihad.
Aparently the awards results were announced back in November, 2004, so this is not exactly a breaking story.