Technology Review magazine from MIT has announced its 2007 Young Innovators awards given to 35 people under 35 years of age whose inventions and research are having or are likely to have a significant impact on the world.
You can view the full list here: http://www.technologyreview.com/TR35/
Two of the award winners are further recognized:
2007 Innovator of the Year: David Berry (for work on renewable petroleum from microbes)
2007 Humanitarian of the Year: Tapan Parikh (for building mobile phone-based software tools for developing economies)
by Sanjit Biswas on mesh networks-based, cheap Internet access,
by Jeff LaPorteon Internet-based (Skype-like) calling from mobile phones,
Of course there is much other interesting work not related to the Internet; check out the list.