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The 10 Best Inventions of 2008

Updated on November 9, 2016

Top Inventions of the 1940s

Microwave
Jeep
Color Television
Frisbee
Aerosol
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Six Inventions of the 40s.

Bionic Hand

The Bionic Hand or I Limb works much like a real hand would with a motor for each finger and the thumb. This device can grab heavy items such as an iron without dropping it and it can also hold a small cup of coffee without spilling it. The fingers can twist and turn like a real person.

This innovation is amazing because it sets the stage for the future of prosthetic. It is a human like hand today and maybe arms and legs in the near future. Robotics is growing in the 2000s like the internet did in the 90s.

Robotic Hand

The fingers are independently controlled and they can move almost like a human hand can.
The fingers are independently controlled and they can move almost like a human hand can. | Source

Invention Ranking

Cast your vote for Home DNA Test Kit

Home DNA Test

The retail DNA Test is a pioneering invention for Genomics without a doubt. It traces over 90 traits and from here on improvements will continue in this field. Blood testing, hair samples and fingerprints are a thing of the past. This test can help predict future health problems or problems from your family tree such as baldness, depression and tons of other issues.

One drawback to this test is the fear that very personl information will be shared with the world. On the other hand, You can learn about your past and present health in deeper detail than anyone ever thought possible.

DNA @ Your Fingertips

This home saliva test, if you will, hit the market at $400.00
This home saliva test, if you will, hit the market at $400.00 | Source

Camera For Blind People

This Camera has a screen that puts pictures into Braille form by transforming whatever the camera lens is focused on. Whoever is using the camera can accomplish this by placing the camera to their forehead. Amazingly, this camera photos the blind persons thoughts in Braille and converts them into printable pictures. Wow.

The camera uses a 3D screen in place of a LCD and this invention is an astonishing breakthrough for visually impaired individuals. These cameras also help blind people have a higher quality of life which is a quality of this innovation that cannot be forgotten.

Touch Sight Camera

The Touch Sight Camera helps the blind take pictures with an amazing new technology.
The Touch Sight Camera helps the blind take pictures with an amazing new technology. | Source

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Camera Pill

The Camera Pill has 7 fiber optic cables inside of a device the size of a Tylenol. These tiny cameras have vast potential for the medical field especially when it comes to detecting cancer.

These small cameras are far less expensive and less painful for patients undergoing surgery. Also, detecting cancer is very important and the sooner the better. The best two things about this gadget is that it can film more of the body than previous items an it is faster at doing its job.

Best Inventions of 2008 (Video)

Airborne Wind Power

Flying or floating wind turbines are going to be a big deal eventually. The higher these turbines can go in the sky the better because the winds go much faster the higher up you can get. The plan is to get wind use from jet streams which on the surface sounds impossible but it is a reality now.

It takes lots of money and time to create these at the moment but at some point enough of the turbines could really change the way we use electricity and save people, the world over, lots of cash.

Airborne Wind Turbine

Flying Wind Turbines are the wave of the future.
Flying Wind Turbines are the wave of the future. | Source

High-Tech Running Shoes

Adidas and Porsche teamed up to invent a great shoe. The Sport Bounce running shoe has metallic springs built underneath a fine layer of foam cushion. Not only is the shoe safe and protective of the foot it also treats it to a bit of soft luxury as the runner performs.

Meanwhile, Nike came out with their own innovative shoe. The Zoom Victory Track Spike. This shoe has thin strings that pull from the edges of the laces to provide support to all the pressure points of the feet. Thus shoe is one of the lightest shoes for retail sale.

Advanced Training Shoe

Having lightweight, safe and comfortable shoes are of upmost importance to a runner.
Having lightweight, safe and comfortable shoes are of upmost importance to a runner. | Source

Birthplace of Smog-Eating Cement (Italy)

Smog-Eating Cement

Smog-eating cement is called "TX active" and it was developed in Milan, Italy. Mix cement together with titanium dioxide and it breaks down smog components up to 60% faster than normal.

Nitric Oxides are supposed to be reduced in areas covered with TX Active buildings by 50-60% and the structures remain far cleaner than ordinary concrete laid areas. If these TX Active structures continue to prove their worth then New York and other areas with high smog may have a new way to clear the air.

Smog-Eating Concrete

Smog- Eating cement has taken off in Italy and it is actually working wonders.
Smog- Eating cement has taken off in Italy and it is actually working wonders. | Source

5 Amazing Inventions (Video)

Einstein's Fridge

The Solar Power Fridge is far different than an average refrigerator. It is far ore energy efficient and it helps fight global warming b using zero Freon. This genius idea features a fridge that runs on water, ammonia and butane. The inside of the fridge is normally cooled with Freon but in this case the outside cools the inside in a reverse twist.

Although a new project to be sure, the future of these cold boxes seems top be bright to say he least.

Solar Power Fridge

The Einstein Fridge can save lots of energy and one day it could be standard in homes everywhere.
The Einstein Fridge can save lots of energy and one day it could be standard in homes everywhere. | Source

Bionic Contacts

Bionic Contacts uses advanced technology with a lens equipped with LED lights controlled by a radio receiver and solar ells. A display forms over the lens while the person wears it. Images will literally hover in the air. It sounds like science fiction but these robot eyes if you will are becoming more and more common.

Even though contacts are for people with eye problems in general these lenses may altar reality enough for everyone to use them or faster information right before your eyes, literally.


Hulu.com

Hulu has free and subscription services. It airs nearly all cable television shows 24 hours after they originally show. On youtube you watch amateur video but hulu is strictly shows, clips, films and videos at have been approved by cable networks. If you do not cable then this is the way to go. I like the fact that you can watch whatever show you like when you like and you can watch it at home or on the go.

In the near future, many expect cable to become extinct and iof that happens then hulu will become a leader in home entertainment.

HULU

Hulu hosts tons of television shows and some films also. It is like a professional grade youtube.
Hulu hosts tons of television shows and some films also. It is like a professional grade youtube. | Source

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