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The top emerging tech of 2019, a gay imam's story and other top stories of the week

Staff members chat in the walkway leading up to a theme park ride, at the Oriental Science Fiction Valley theme park in Guiyang, Guizhou province, China November 16, 2017.

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Adrian Monck
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Faster than a speeding plane. China rolls out a new, floating train.
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These are about to change your life: the top emerging technologies of 2019.
⇒ Explore: Innovation

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Print rockets on Mars and build vertical gardens. Our 2019 tech pioneers.

Inflammation is fuel for cancer. How science is learning to fight back.

Nano implants and a cure for anxiety. Meet 10 of the top young scientists.

Turning your waste into clean energy: this Chinese city shows the way.

Who’s building a future-ready workforce? Upskilling leaders and laggards.

An openly gay imam’s story: in Islam, the LGBTQ dialogue has begun.

How to address rising new threats: a multi-stakeholderapproach to risk.

Renewables have replaced coal. In the US, the shiftis already here.

Blockchain with lasers: a new way to avoid fake diamonds.

What’s really destroying the Amazon: meat.

Shorter lives and lower wages. The changing fate of working class US men.

The best climate change solution: 1 trillion new trees.

Sushi is not from Japan. The real history of raw fish and rice.

Chinese Premier reaches out to Trump and business. Coverage of Premier Li’s speech in Dalian. (New York Times)

$3.4 billion in deals signed. More on the meeting. (Business Times)

AI and machine learning dominate. Coverage of the Forum’s 2019 technology pioneers. (VentureBeat)

Self-driving cars’ challenges. An interview with a Forum lead. (CNBC)

Forum to lead G20 alliance on smart city standards. (SmartCitiesWorld)

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