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Sep
09

TIME’s Best Inventions of 2008

It’s almost time for Best Inventions of 2009 (if Time again publishes this list in October) so I thought I’d remind us all what was so scientifically stunning about 2008:

Full List – TIME’s Best Inventions of 2008

Invention of the Year

1. The Retail DNA Test

Bionic hand

Bionic hand

The Other 49 Best Inventions

2. The Tesla Roadster

3. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter4. Hulu.com5. The Large Hadron Collider6. The Global Seed Vault7. The Chevy Volt8. Bullets That Shoot Bullets9. The Orbital Internet10. The World’s Fastest Computer11. Green Crude12. Housing Funds13. The Memristor14. The Bionic Hand15. The Direct-to-Web Supervillain Musical16. The Dynamic Tower

17. The Mobile, Dexterous, Social Robot18. The New Mars Rover19. Montreal’s Public Bike System20. The Everything Game21. The Synthetic Organism22. The Shadowless Skyscraper

23. The Branded Candidate24. Bionic Contacts25. Thin-Film Solar Panels26. The Speedo LZR Racer27. Bubble Photography28. The Invisibility Cloak29. The 46th Mersenne Prime30. The Internet Of Things31. Einstein’s Fridge

32. Facebook for Spies33. Biomechanical Energy Harvester34. Made-in-Transit Packaging35. Airborne Wind Power36. The New Ping-Pong Serve37. Smog-Eating Cement38. The Baseball Instant Replay39. Enhanced Fingerprints40. The Seven New Deadly Sins41. The Peraves MonoTracer42. Disemvoweling43. High-Tech Running Shoes44. Sunscreen for Plants45. The Short Refinance46. Aptera Electric Car

47. Google’s Floating Data Center48. The Time Eater Clock49. Sound-Enhanced Food50. A Camera For the Blind

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