Top 100 Innovations of 2008

The 100 fastest, biggest, safest, greenest and most powerful innovations of the year

For decades, we’ve fantasized about watching paper-thin TVs, soaring hundreds of feet with personal jetpacks, riding in cars that drive themselves, and re-growing organs.

The 21st annual Best of What’s New celebrates all of those dreams coming true. Now we’ve collected them all into one single slideshow.

Tonium Pacemaker: Pocket turntables
JAXA Kizuna Broadband Satellite
Hitachi Ultrathin TVs
Martin Aircraft Company Martin Jetpack
Bahrain World Trade Center
Remington PowerMower
Fraunhofer Institute Camera Pill
Controlled Impact Rescue Tool
Boeing Advanced Tactical Laser
Sonos ZP120
Infiniti Scratch Shield
Sony BDV-IT1000ES Bravia Theater System
Intel Core 2 Duo Small Form Factor
Microsoft Photosynth
Pipistrel Taurus Electro
Video game Spore character
Hillman Composite Beam
Craftsman Vibrafree Sander
Casio Exilim EX-F1
Agroplast All-in-One
Gorilla Super Glue
Envirofit Clean Cookstove
Freshaire Choice Paint: Paint it green
Eye-Fi Wireless SD Card
Livescribe Pulse
INVOcell
Zink Imaging
Speedo LZR
TriWave
Moog Guitar
Ground Bot
XDS-Air Insulated Neoprene:
Pro-Neck-Tor
Samsung AIRAVE
PF Waterworks PermaFlow
Bug Labs BUG
Serious Materials EcoRock
Amazon Kindle
DeviceVM Splash Top
Rocket Racing League X Racer
Qualcomm Gobi
Icon A5:
Microsoft Explorer
GeoEye GeoEye-1
Large Binocular Telescope
Onkyo TX-NR906
NASA Mars Lander
LucasArts Star Wars
Lexus Wide-View Cameras
Vision Research Phantom V12
GluBam Construction
Apple App Store
Electratherm Green Machine
Nikon D90
Poseidon Discovery Rebreather
Atomic Doubledeck
Laser Surface Authentication System
Phoenix Failsafe
Tartan Racing Boss
Draganfly Draganflyer X6
JHRG Storm-A-Rest
Space tourism has liftoff
Kajima Demolition Tech
Aquilion ONE
Festool Kapex
SensAble Dental Lab System
Landshark
Energy Integration Technologies Aevex Intelligent Heat:
Acoustic Research FPS 10 Subwoofer
Adobe AIR:
Mercedes Speedshift Transmission
Smart Drug Delivery Patch
Schoeller ColdBlack
Recellularized Heart
Large Hadron Collider
Enphase Energy Micro-inverter System
CellScope
BMW MyInfo
Wii Fit:
UGOBE Pleo
Ford Ecoboost Engines
FIT-5
T5000
Therm-A-Rest NeoAir Mattress
BMW Speed Limit Display
Street Lab Mobile
Sony XEL-1 OLED Television
XPAK
Sony XEL-1 OLED Television
XPAK
Venus Series Fingerprint Sensor
2009 Nissan GT-R
2009 Nissan GT-R
Saliva Cardiac Nano-Bio-Chip
Home Comfort Zones MyTemp
Impella 2.5 Cardiac Assist Device
Shimano Dura-Ace 7970 Di2
3M MPro 110
Sleek Audio SA6
Best of what's new 2008
Sony XEL-1 OLED Television