The Innovation Specialists

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GLOBAL TECH GURU: Andrew Black, of Bet Fair

Kim Hyung Gyoon Samsung | South Korea
To find Kim Hyung Gyoon's office in Samsung's R. and D. complex, just follow the baskets of dirty clothes. No, Kim is not running the company laundromat. As chief of Samsung's Washing & Cleaning Technology Group, he's the man behind a new washing machine that deposits tiny silver particles — about 1/10,000 the thickness of a human hair — onto clothes to make them bacteria- and odor-free without the need for hot water. The device represents the first mass-produced application of this type...

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