The best inventions of 2016 according to TIME magazine
From Barbie dolls to the Chinese space laboratory, from sweet potatoes to lego-prostheses - we present you all the best that was invented in the past year, according to the TIME magazine.
1. Flyte levitating bulb. It works by electromagnetism and wireless energy transfer.
2. Folding bike helmet from Morpher. It protects as well as normal, but it fits easily, for example, in a laptop bag.
3. Solar batteries from Tesla and SolarCity. Now it is not ugly sticking on the roof panel, and the roof itself.
4. Nike Hyperadapt 1.0 Self-Tied Running Shoes. Now, instead of messing with the laces for a long time, you just have to press a button.
5. Football fields of irregular shape from AP Thailand. Turn unused pieces of land in the center of densely populated Bangkok into sports fields to the delight of local children.
6. A relatively inexpensive and easy way to get into the virtual reality of PlayStation VR. Our world will never be the same ...
7Inhalers for medical marijuana Hmbldt Vape Pens. Replace pills for insomnia or headache.
8. Hello Sense alarm clock, which can measure the temperature, humidity, light and air quality in the room where you sleep, as well as monitor sleep cycles and wake you up at the right moment for this.
9. Spiral Eagle 360 tires in all directions from Goodyear. Yes, yes, they finally managed to reinvent the wheel.
10. Quip electric toothbrush. From the point of view of technology, everything is as before, but the innovative design is intended to make all fans of Apple products brush their teeth more often.
11. Eatwell Assistive Tableware, which helps people with reduced cognitive abilities, such as those suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
12. The Ikea Foundation's Better Shelter Shelters are temporary buildings equipped with door locks and solar panels that can be folded and assembled on site for several hours, just like IKEA.
13. Hair dryer Dyson Supersonic. It is quieter, dries hair faster and does not damage them.
14. Orange Sweet Potatoes, specially bred for growing in African countries, where children suffer from vitamin A deficiency.
15.Drone Dji Mavic Pro - the smallest of the publicly available drones, when folded, can easily fit in your palm.
16. Arc InstaTemp non-contact thermometer - differs from analogs in its interesting design and efficiency. It reads the body temperature at a distance of about 2.5 cm in 2.5 seconds, and also indicates the degree of its increase with the help of red, yellow or green.
17. “Artificial pancreas” Minimed 670g. It is designed to make life easier for diabetics by fully automating the process of measuring blood sugar levels and insulin delivery.
18. Chinese Space Laboratory Tiangong-2, also known as "Heavenly Palace - 2".
19. IKO Prosthetic Arm - Designed by Carlos Arturo Torres specifically for children and compatible with LEGO products.
20. Electric Chevrolet Bolt, which must solve two problems of existing electric vehicles - either too high a price, or too limited opportunities.
21. Bracelet UNICEF Kid Power Band - allows children to feel that they can change the world. The bracelet motivates children to be more physically active by completing tasks and gaining points, transforming into real food sets, which UNICEF sends out to hungry children around the world.
22Apple AirPods Wireless Headphones - know when they are in your ears and, of course, automatically connect to your iPhone.
23. Amazon Echo Wireless Speaker. There lives a rival Siri named Alex, after talking with whom you can call a Uber taxi, turn off the lights in the house or order a pizza.
24. Wynd Personal Air Purifier is a portable filter that absorbs all air pollution, including cancer and heart disease, directly around you.