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Top 5 Patents from TIME’s 50 Best Inventions of the Year

The November 22 issue of TIME magazine contained an article any future patent holder would love. The 50 Best Inventions of the Year showcased everything from flying cars to mosquito killing lasers. While there is not enough space here to describe all 50, here’s a look at my top 5 picks from the TIME Top 50. Patent #5: Around The World In An Hour In an effort to fight isolated conflicts, the U.S. Prompt Global Strike initiative developed the X-51A WaveRider to attack any spot around the globe within an hour. The hypersonic missile can travel 600 miles in just 10 minutes! The most interesting feature is the missiles nose, which is designed to take advantage of the train of sonic waves it creates by making them break at the optimal angle. Take that Al-Qaeda! Patent #4: I Compute BS The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has de