20 best inventions of the year 2016

1The levitating lightbulb

Watch out Thomas Edison! Someone re-invented the lightbulb. Flyte is a lightbulb that uses electromagnetism to levitate and spin, and wireless power ­transmission to shine – talk about a conversation starter! Inventor Simon Morris says the design is a “seamless blend of science and art.” Snag a Flyte for the historian or budding scientist on your list for $349 on Amazon.