Inventions of the Year

Time magazine’s annual list of innovation, gadgets, and doodads is out.

The winner, to hardly anyone’s surprise, is Apple’s iPhone.

However, I find these annual reports fascinating. There’s lots of other really cool inventions, and plenty of other cool things in Time’s annual issue.

Here’ a few of the more interesting items:

Glow Pillow
Glow_pillow

Biodegradable-dye Tattoo
Tatto_ink

Cementer Bug
Cementer_bug

Sugar Battery
Sugar_battery

Robot Leg
Robot_leg

Source:

The Best Inventions Of The Year   
Time Magazine
November 2007
http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1677329_1678542_1677891,00.html

What's been said:

Discussions found on the web:
  1. shoeless commented on Nov 5

    The tattoo appears to be on someones inner thigh…if you look very closely.

  2. Rich Lather commented on Nov 5

    Re: Biodegradable-dye Tattoo

    Did Time really post a picture of a tattoo on the (left) cheek of a woman’s butt? What body part is that?

  3. Jay Walker commented on Nov 6

    Time’s list is OK, but I prefer the Popular Science list, which has some great pratical stuff (like the hurricane nail, or the sanitizing drink straw for instance).

    View the 2006 list here:
    http://www.popsci.com/popsci/flat/bown/2006/

    Jay Walker
    The Confused Capitalist

  4. dariusf commented on Nov 6

    and how is an iPhone an invention? Didn’t have cell phones before? I give them a good design and nice implementation but invention?

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