The 50 Best Inventions of 2009
By Lisa Abend, Alex Altman, Theunis Bates, Gilbert Cruz, Andrea Dorfman, Charles Duerr, Laura Fitzpatrick, Andréa Ford, Sean Gregory, Lev Grossman, Peter Ha, Barbara Kiviat, Jeffrey Kluger, Krista Mahr, Coco Masters, Alice Park, Kate Pickert, Claire Suddath and Bryan Walsh More »
NASA celebrates the successful test of a mission prototype More »
Photographer David Friedman explores the inspiration that moves inventors More »
The British Steam Car breaks a century-old mark More »
Researchers at Festo's Bionic Learning Network develop a remarkably lifelike mechanical penguin More »
Here are some that did not make the list More »
The Herschel will let humans see objects in the universe so cold and faint they emit no visible light More »
TIME senior writer Lev Grossman discusses some of the top choices for 2009 Best Inventions of the Year More »
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TIME senior writer Lev Grossman dons a snuggie (but not a gas mask bra) to discuss the choices for Worst Inventions of the Year More »
From a genetic testing service to an invisibility cloak to an ingenious public bike system to the world's first moving skyscraper here are TIME's picks for the top innovations of 2008 More »
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