Editor's note: On Saturday, CNN' s "The Next List" will air a one-hour special at 8 p.m. titled "10 Innovators Changing Your World," hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Here's a look at 25 fascinating people who have been profiled by CNN's "The Next List."
They include an urban bee keeper, a bionic leg designer and a "space archeologist."
Who's your favorite? Let us know in the comment section at the bottom of the post, and check back for updates each week.
Simon Hauger, co-founder/teacher of the “Sustainability Workshop” school
Taylor Wilson, 18-year-old applied nuclear physicist
Sarah Parcak, Space Archaeologist
Andrew Cote, Urban Beekeeper
Jad Abumrad, Creator and co-host of WNYC's Radiolab
Bjarke Ingels, Architect
Hugh Herr, Prosthetics developer/Bionic man
Dale Dougherty, Founder of MAKE Magazine
Ubaldo Vitali, Silversmith
Blue School, The Blue Man Group takes on education
Jane McGonigal, Game designer, "Superbetter"
Ben Kaufman, Founder of Quirky.com
Cameron Carpenter, Professional organist
David Peterson, Dothraki language creator
Jose Gomez-Marquez, Founder of MIT's Little Devices Group
Syyn Labs, California 'creative art collective'
Dan Ogola, Kenyan healthcare activist
Yves Behar, Designer of $100 laptop
Jake Shimabukuro, Ukulele virtuoso and peacemaker
Scott Snibbe, Interactive Artist/App developer, designer
Tristan Eaton, Graffiti artist turned toy designer
Heather Knight, Social roboticist
Homaro Cantu, Molecular gastronomist chef
Christopher Brosius, Perfumer
Marco Tempest, "Cyber illusionist"