Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The greatest inventions of 2015

Donald Trump. The Force Awakens. The droped shovel that sounded like Smells Like Teen Spirit.

There were many cultural highlights to 2015 that'll live long in the memories of search engines and pub quizzes. But while we marveLled at the internet's weekly offerings of viral gold, the world's engineers and scientists were busy getting on creating devices and inventions that would change our world for the better.

From fantastic medical breakthroughs to giant generators that could revolutionise energy production, these are the greatest inventions of 2015.

Related

lightsaber.jpg

This man built a working lightsaber (sort of)

501475990.jpg

The hi-tech gear the Olympic swimmers will be wearing in Rio 2016

camera.jpg

More engineers work on the iPhone camera than on NASA's Mars missions

UberMessenger 1.png

Uber is coming to Facebook Messenger

crackediphone1.jpg

Analysts are predicting the first-ever iPhone sales dip

landing.jpg

SpaceX did something insane last night

Comments

More

The only Vines worth preserving

The most important cultural artefacts of our time

by Tristan Cross
17 Jan 2017

Hurrah: The Nintendo Switch now has a price and release date

Here's everything you need to know about the new console

by Tom Fordy
13 Jan 2017

The best underwater photographs of 2016 are staggeringly beautiful

Aquatic snaps that made a splash

by Dave Fawbert
12 Jan 2017

Using Google Maps actually does ruin your sense of direction

"Make a U-turn where possible"

by Dave Fawbert
11 Jan 2017

Netflix releases 8-bit game featuring Narcos and Stranger Things

Goodbye, productivity.

by Emily Badiozzaman
10 Jan 2017

The original Game Boy is coming back

Time to dust off your Pokemon Red & Blue cartridges

by Jamie Carson
10 Jan 2017

Watch Steve Jobs launch first iPhone 10 years ago

Today marks 10 years since Steve Jobs presented the world with this iconic product, but it could have been so different

09 Jan 2017

The best gadgets to launch at the biggest tech conference in the world

Christmas 2017 can't come early enough

by Joe Ellison
05 Jan 2017

This is why hitting the snooze button is bad for your health

If you snooze, you really do lose

03 Jan 2017

16 best fitness gadgets to help you get into shape for 2017

Gadgets to get your sweat on with

by David Cornish
03 Jan 2017