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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.

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

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22 Feb 2017

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by Gary Ogden
20 Feb 2017

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by Ryan Young
17 Feb 2017

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Catnip for the tube heads

by Dave Fawbert
15 Feb 2017

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14 Feb 2017

The Nokia 3310 is getting a relaunch (yes, really)

The return of the King

by Gary Ogden
14 Feb 2017

The new iPhone looks like it's going to have wireless charging

A huge move from Apple

by Dave Fawbert
13 Feb 2017

Things no one wants to hear on social media

We need to establish some house rules

by David Cornish
10 Feb 2017

Finding those hidden Netflix codes just became much easier

This could be a game-changer

08 Feb 2017

This artist turned the Apple T&Cs into a really cool graphic novel

We've never wanted to read a contract more!

by Sam Diss
07 Feb 2017