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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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This man built a working lightsaber (sort of)

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

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

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Uber is coming to Facebook Messenger

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Analysts are predicting the first-ever iPhone sales dip

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SpaceX did something insane last night

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 is being released in less than a month

This is the Korean giant's first major new release since all that embarrassment with exploding Galaxy Note S7s...

by Tom Mendelsohn
29 Mar 2017

Someone's built a robot that prints and burns all of Trump's tweets

Robo-lighter knows what's up

by Gary Ogden
29 Mar 2017

Presenting the Nintendo SwitchCube (which you definitely want)

This has to go further than Photoshop

by Matt Tate
28 Mar 2017

This phone scam uses your voice to rob you, which is terrifying

Say nothing, or die

by Gary Ogden
28 Mar 2017

In the future, human hearts might be rebuilt with spinach leaves

We've always known spinach is good for your muscles, but... not like this

by Tom Mendelsohn
28 Mar 2017

Apple has patented a new laptop chassis which is powered by your phone

Is this the future of laptops?

by Dave Fawbert
27 Mar 2017

Leaked poster appears to confirm Destiny 2 release date

And it sounds like they're doing a beta in June

by Matt Tate
23 Mar 2017

Android users can finally play Super Mario Run - and definitely should

Extended toilet breaks for everyone

by Matt Tate
23 Mar 2017

Apple have released a red iPhone and that is very important

And not just because it's red

by Gary Ogden
21 Mar 2017

Amazon's new Alexa update means it can bring you beer in two hours

"Alexa, we're going to need more booze"

by Matt Tate
21 Mar 2017