50 Best Inventions of 2009

50 Best Inventions 2009

Last year, I blogged about Time Magazine’s 50 Best Inventions of 2008. Because this was an annual thing for Time Magazine, I decided to do it again this year and blog about the 50 Best Inventions of 2009 which Time Magazine recently released a few days ago.

For those who are not familiar with this, Time Magazine annually gathers a list of inventions and innovations around the world and compiles it into a list of the top 50 inventions. Time Magazine then includes it in its Best & Worst lists feature under the Technology category. Below is a video preview of the this year’s best inventions.

Here’s the complete list of the 50 Best Inventions of 2009 in descending order.

50. The World’s Fastest (Steam-Powered) Car
49. The Newest Cloud
48. The 3-D Camera
47. The Fashion Robot
46. The Smart Bullet
45. The Sky King
44. Spiderweb Silk
43. The Eyeborg
42. The Supersuit
41. The High-Speed Helicopter
40. The Edible Race Car
39. The Levitating Mouse
38. The Foldable Speaker
37. Packing, Improved
36. Meat Farms
35. The Handyman’s X-Ray Vision
34. The Human-Powered Vending Machine
33. The No-Punt Offense
32. The School of One
31. The Living Wall
30. Wooden Bones
29. Dandelion Rubber
28. YouTube Funk
27. The Universal Unicycle
26. The Robo-Penguin
25. The Nissan Leaf
24. The Biotech Stradivarius
23. The Cyborg Beetle
22. The Custom Puppy
21. The Bladeless Fan
20. The Electric Microbe
19. A Watchdog for Financial Products
18. The $20 Knee
17. The Planetary Skin
16. Vertical Farming
15. The YikeBike
14. The Handheld Ultrasound
13. The Solar Shingle
12. The Personal Carbon Footprint
11. The Mercury Probe
10. The Electric Eye
9. Tweeting by Thinking
8. The AIDS Vaccine
7. The Telescope for Invisible Stars
6. Teleportation
5. Controller-Free Gaming
4. The Smart Thermostat
3. The $10 Million Lightbulb
2. The Tank-Bred Tuna

And finally, the number one invention of 2009:

1. NASA’s Ares Rockets

My favorite inventions for 2009 would have to be Project Natal (Controller-Free Gaming), the AIDS vaccine, the 3-D Camera and the YikeBike. If you were to choose from this list, which one would be your most favorite invention?

To read the complete story, check out Time Magazine’s 50 Best Inventions of 2009. This article contains photos and more information regarding each invention.

*inventions in the photo are NASA’s Ares Rocket, the Nissan Leaf, the Smart Thermostat, the 3-D Camera and the YikeBike.

What do you guys think of the 50 best inventions of 2009? Which one is your favorite invention? Do you have any favorite invention that didn’t make it to the list? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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  1. Japaul Vergoniasays:

    Superb, incessant and virtually grown inventions 'coz of man's intuitive thinking..

    Lovin' NASA's Ares Rocket, The Telescope for Invisible Star, The Mercury Probe, The Planetary Skin, The Nissan Leaf and The 3-D Camera.. Obviously my favorites were of space related inventions, the universe woos. :D

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