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Top 50 Science Trends in 2009

— January 1, 2010 — Science
Mad Scientists, get out your idea book because this countdown of the top science trends is inspiring! Our science category, which has more than 1,000 articles, spans a range of the most interesting and peculiar science trends. Check it out for a glimpse into the possibilities of the future.

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Windpower for Oil
Windpower for Oil
PyroPhase's Radio Frequency Heating Technology Aids Crude Production
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45
Microcosmic Accessories
Microcosmic Accessories
‘#5 Universe Ring' Proves Earth is a Blip in Our Galaxy
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44
Wearable Transportation
Wearable Transportation
‘The Chariot' Makes You Look Like a Cyborg
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43
Freaky Side Effects
Freaky Side Effects
Xeloda Cancer Drug Eliminates Fingerprints
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42
Intelligent Pills
Intelligent Pills
The $1000 Philips iPill Is the Future of Ingestible Target Treatment
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41
Magic Mushroom Greensulation
Magic Mushroom Greensulation
Eco-Alternative to Expanded Polystyrene Structural Insulation Panels
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40
Incredible Bubbletography
Incredible Bubbletography
Amazing Natural Scenes Reflected in Bubbles
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39
Bio-Shearing Sheep
Bio-Shearing Sheep
Scientific Fleecing Avoids Animal Injuries, Increases Wool Yield
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38
Stingrays That Eat Cell Phones
Stingrays That Eat Cell Phones
Gadget-Filled Dissection Shows the Effects of Ocean Dumping
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37
Male Face Transplants
Male Face Transplants
James Maki is First Man to Receive a New Face
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36
Reskinning Nature
Reskinning Nature
Bobby Neel Adams Turns Trees Into Transformers
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35
Joystick-Controlled Cars
Joystick-Controlled Cars
The MDI Air Car at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show (UPDATE)
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34
Transparent Touchscreen Phones
Transparent Touchscreen Phones
The LG GD-900 Is Clear Innovation At Its Finest
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33
Tiny Capsulized Plants
Tiny Capsulized Plants
Weeplant ‘Pinky Tree' Helps Replant US Forests
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32
Transgenerational Toilets
Transgenerational Toilets
BoomerXer Super Loo Lets You "Go With the Flo"
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31
High-Tech Bovine Grooming
High-Tech Bovine Grooming
DeLaval Automated Cow Brush Makes Pretty, Happy Cows
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30
12 Ways to Customize Your Baby
12 Ways to Customize Your Baby
From Genetic Manipulation to Baby Naming
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29
Accidental Amputations
Accidental Amputations
Man's Penis Amputated by Mistake
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28
Fat-Burning Underwear
Fat-Burning Underwear
Nanofiber Undies Create Resistance to Burn Calories
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27
Anti-Aging Sheets
Anti-Aging Sheets
SkinGlow Cupron Copper Technology Bedding by London Luxury
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26
Foldable Scooters
Foldable Scooters
RoboScooter Wins Buckminster Fuller Prize
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25
Prosthetic Race Controversies
Prosthetic Race Controversies
Aimee Mullins Confronts Athletic Advantage & Disability
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24
Carbon Fiber Tires
Carbon Fiber Tires
Military Tank Tread Inspires 'Transforming Multifunctional Wheels'
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23
Wind-Powered Speedsters
Wind-Powered Speedsters
The Greenbird Breaks the Land Speed Record at 126.1 MPH
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22
Tights That Fight Cellulite
Tights That Fight Cellulite
Are Scala Bio-Fir Leggings a New Tool in the Battle of the Bulge?
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21
Breeding Featherless Chickens
Breeding Featherless Chickens
Naked Birds Like Hot Weather, Are Prone to Sunburn
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20
Superfluous Virus Prevention
Superfluous Virus Prevention
Macabre Surgical Masks to Fend Off H1N1, aka Swine Flu
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19
Invisible Treehouses
Invisible Treehouses
Tree-Top Hotel Covered in Mirrors Is As Green As It Is Cool
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18
Scientific Success Stories
Scientific Success Stories
Connie Culp Shares Her Face Transplant Tale With Laughter
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17
Plasticized Human Bodies
Plasticized Human Bodies
Anatomy-Inspired 'Body Worlds' is Artistically Educational
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16
Futuristic Food Probes
Futuristic Food Probes
Philips Design Food Concepts are the Future of Nourishment
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15
Ultra-Light Bicycles
Ultra-Light Bicycles
Ionut Predescu's Tensegrity Bike Balances Compression & Tension
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14
Airless Army Tires
Airless Army Tires
Resilient Technologies Develops Non-Pneumatic Gadgets
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13
Trucked in Houses
Trucked in Houses
Prefab Architecture Makes a Recession Comeback
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12
Robotic Exoskeletons
Robotic Exoskeletons
'Wearable Agrirobot' Power Suit Helps Farm Harvest & Pruning
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11
Stunning Sustainable Homes
Stunning Sustainable Homes
Super-Stylish Eco-Architecture Casa de los Pinos
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10
Conductive Body Paint
Conductive Body Paint
‘Music Box' Dancer Creates a Tune with ‘Bare' Ink
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9
Futuristic Body Mods
Futuristic Body Mods
Sci-Fi Suspension Play & Transplanted Body Parts
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8
Ecosystem Showers
Ecosystem Showers
Jun Yasumoto's Phyto-Purification Bathroom Filters & Recycles Water
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7
Shocking Animal Sculptures
Shocking Animal Sculptures
Patricia Piccinini's Frightening Hyper-Realist Artwork
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6
Fashionable Prosthetics
Fashionable Prosthetics
Una Burke's Constricted Creations Are Inspired by Medical Braces
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5
Hydrofoil Sailing Yacht Designs
Hydrofoil Sailing Yacht Designs
‘eXplorius' Has V-Shaped Underwater Wings (UPDATE)
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4
Couture Corsetry for Nerds
Couture Corsetry for Nerds
'Star Trek'-Inspired Corset Makes Sci-Fi Geeks Go Gaga
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3
3D Manicures
3D Manicures
Sculptural Fingertip Designs Express Personal Style
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2
Mad Scientist Tattoos
Mad Scientist Tattoos
The Magic Of Pi Tattooed Everywhere from Lips to Necks
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1
Striking Submersibles
Striking Submersibles
Aqua Compact Watercraft Ready to Dive in Future Underwater Cities
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