Time magazine has unveiled their top 50 best inventions of 2008.
These caught our attention:
In at 9, The Orbital Internet based on a new protocol that will allow people to send emails into space.
In at 10, The World's Fastest Computer which broke the 1 quadrillion calculations per second barrier.
In at 14, The Bionic Hand.
In at 17, The Mobile, Dexterous Social Robot.
In at 24, The Bionic Contact, a prototype "bionic" contact lens that creates a display over the wearer's visual field, so images, maps, data, etc., appear to float in mid air.
In at 30, The Internet of Things a new kind of network that will allow sensor-enabled physical objects - appliances in your home, products in a factory, cars in a city - to talk to one another, a bit like we do over the internet.
View the complete list here.