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Every year, TIME selects the best inventions that are making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun. Heres which ones made this years unranked list.每年《时代》周刊都会投票决定让世界显得更加幸福、更加智能或者更加有意思的最佳发明者。


本文摘要:Every year, TIME selects the best inventions that are making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun. Heres which ones made this years unranked list.每年《时代》周刊都会投票决定让世界显得更加幸福、更加智能或者更加有意思的最佳发明者。

Every year, TIME selects the best inventions that are making the world better, smarter and—in some cases—a little more fun. Heres which ones made this years unranked list.每年《时代》周刊都会投票决定让世界显得更加幸福、更加智能或者更加有意思的最佳发明者。以下是今年选入榜单的科技发明者。名列不分先后。The Levitating Lightbulb磁悬浮灯泡 FlyteFlyte is a lightbulb that relies on electromagnetism to levitate and spin, and on resonant inductive coupling—a technical term for wireless power transmission—to shine. Flyte has sold so well since its official January launch that the company is planning to introduce a whole ecosystem of floating products, including a planter, Lyfe, which debuted in June.Flyte是一种利用电磁场和谐振感应器耦合技术让灯泡漂浮并转动的灯泡。

谐振感应器耦合常用于无线电力传输。Flyte从一月上市以来仍然买得很好,因此该公司计划发售一整个系列的漂浮产品。六月份该公司还发售了漂浮盆景 Lyfe。

The Folding Bike Helmet可拆卸自行车头盔 MorpherPeople refuse to wear a helmet because they’re thick and bulky. Morpher, a bike helmet made from interweaved plastics that is just as strong as its traditional counterparts (it meets general safety requirements in both the US and Europe), but flexible enough to fold almost totally flat, making it easier to transport. Morpher has raised almost $300,000 on Indiegogo and may be available for sale in stores in future.传统的自行车头盔较为轻巧,许多人不讨厌戴着。但是 Morpher 这款头盔是用相互交织卷曲的塑料做到的,它和传统头盔一样稳固,但质地更加重,超过了美国和欧洲的一般安全性标准。

更妙的是,它可以被拉链成扁平状,更容易装载和运输。这款头盔在众筹平台Indiegogo 上筹措了近30万美金,未来有可能在实体店销售。Shoes That Tie Themselves不会自己系鞋带的鞋子 HyperAdaptAlmost everyone who sees Back to the Future want a pair of self-lacing shoes. Now, thanks to Nike, the shoe dream is a reality. When wearers press a button near the tongue, the HyperAdapt 1.0s automatically tighten and loosen around their foot. Simplified shoe fastening could give athletes an edge during competition, and it’s especially useful for people with impaired motor function.完全每个看完电影《回到未来》的人都想一双能自动系鞋带的鞋子。现在,耐克老大你构建了这个心愿。

耐克研发出有了一键系鞋带的鞋子——HyperAdapt 1.0。只要按一下鞋舌上的一个按钮,鞋带就不会自动系由好和找出。这种修改系鞋带步骤的鞋子能助力运动员充分发挥,还可以协助运动机能损毁者。

Soccer Fields That Fit Anywhere平常可“辟”的足球场The Khlong Toei district in the heart of Bangkok is packed tight with buildings and people—which doesn’t leave much room to build new parks, let alone giant rectangular fields on which kids can play soccer. So real estate firm AP Thailand used aerial photography to find what developer Pattaraphurit Rungjaturapat calls “untended areas,” or unusually shaped patches of land that weren’t being used. Then it covered them with concrete, paint and antislip materials—all the trimmings of a proper sports venue, without the typical boundaries. The first two fields, which opened earlier this year, are packed with kids as soon as school lets out. This December, AP Thailand plans to open a third.曼谷中心的空堤县高楼林立、人口密集,没地方建公园,更加别提让孩子踢球的足球场了。房地产公司AP Thailand 公司用航空摄影技术找寻那些无人问津的场地,然后用混凝土、颜料和减震材料把这个场地制成没标准边界的运动场。今年早些时候对外开放的两个足球场一放学就围观了孩子。

今年12月,AP Thailand 公司计划辟第三个足球场。The Ultimate Alarm Clock聪慧闹钟 Hello SenseIts hard to believe that an alarm clock could not only be beautiful but also improve your sleep. That it could gauge the temperature, humidity, light and even air quality in your bedroom to help you engineer a perfect sleep environment. That it could monitor your sleep cycles and wake you when you’re least likely to feel groggy—all thanks to simple voice commands.闹钟还能提高人的睡眠中,而且颜值还一挺低?Hello Sense就是这样的一款闹钟。它需要监控卧室中的温度、湿度、光线甚至空气质量,协助你营造一个极致的睡眠中环境。

此外,它还能监控你的睡眠中周期,在适合的时候叫你睡觉,你只需说句话向它收到指令就可以了。Dishes That Work Around Cognitive Decline最稳餐具 Eatwell Assistive TablewareIt is hard for Alzheimer’s patients to use silverware without spilling. Eatwell Assistive Tableware is a dining set designed to make mealtime easier for people with Alzheimer’s and other diseases that affect brain and body function. The tableware uses bright colors to help people distinguish their plates from their food and putting wide rubber bases on the cups to prevent spills.一些患上理解衰落的老年人在睡觉的时候经常把菜肴马利亚获得处都是。Eatwell Assistive Tableware这款餐具为那些患上阿尔兹海默症以及其他理解功能衰落的老人带给了福音。它的颜色十分艳丽,可以协助他们更佳地区分盘子和食物。

在餐具底部还具有管状,避免杯盘灌入。The All-Purpose Shelter超强便利房屋 Better ShelterLast year, Ikea helped launch Better Shelter, a line of temporary houses—equipped with features like door locks and solarpanels—that could be shipped flat and assembled in under four hours. But now that the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has helped send more than 16,000 of these units all over the world, they’ve taken on a life of their own. Refugees and aid agencies are turning Better Shelter structures into hospitals, reception areas and more. In Greece and on its border with Macedonia, the shelters are being linked together and used as early-childhood-development centers. Now designers are trying to revamp the Better Shelters to allow for even more flexibility.去年宜家发售了临时帐篷 Better Shelter,里面有门锁和太阳能板,在4小时内就可以平邮到家并加装完。自从联合国难民署分送了16000套 Better Shelter 后,这种临时房屋就很快流行起来。



一些设计师也在想方设法把 Better Shelter 显得极具灵活性。Sweet Potatoes That Could Save Lives救人无数的橙色土豆In sub-Saharan Africa, vitamin A deficiency afflicts more than 43 million children under age 6, leaving them vulnerable to blindness, malaria and more. Plant scientists from HarvestPlus and the CIP are helping countries grow their own solutions—in the form of sweet potatoes. The key is biofortification, or cross-breeding locally grown sweet potatoes with versions rich in vitamin A, so that over time the crops naturally get better at addressing the deficiency. Plant scientists have also bred them to be more resistant to droughts and viruses. This year, the orange-fleshed sweet potatoes won the World Food Prize and have been seen as “a healthy crop for all.”在撒哈拉沙漠以南的非洲,有四千三百万名六岁以下的儿童由于维生素 A 缺少,更容易患上失聪、疟疾等疾病。

国际马铃薯中心和 Harvestplus 通过生物增强技术(将具备特定功能的微生物引进传统生物处置系统)和杂交技术培育出含有维生素A的甜土豆,同时针对有所不同地区必须对其展开了抗旱季和抗病毒等优化。这种橙色辣土豆今年取得了世界粮食奖,被誉为“全人类的身体健康作物”。