relationship with it? Over the next two weeks, New Scientist looks at the advances that will really make a difference. We ask leading experts to tell us what will revolutionise their field and include some of our own ideas.

We begin with the coming revolution in biology, life and Earth: ideas such as DNA origami, super-evolution, brain maps and ultrasounding the planet. Some of them are strokes of genius, some subtle slants on old problems, others just fundamentally new ways to make observations. All will change science beyond measure.

Next week sees the turn of physics, space and technology – and your chance to tell us which of all the ideas will have the biggest impact on science, and why.
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