Time has released it's annual "best inventions of the year feature". Check it out online here:
Here are some of my favorites:
- This saw senses when it comes into contact with something soft (like a finger) and automatically stops the blade. It must have been a bit of fun testing it, "Hey mate, just stick your finger into this spinning saw blade, Oh argh I was sure I had it right that time, oh well you still have 9 fingers".
- How cool would it be to sleep on a bed suspended from the floor by magnets!
- This machine sucks fresh water out of the air. That has to be the coolest thing since sliced bread.
- This one turns straw into a useful building material. No more big bad wolf stories with this tool in the picture.