Microsoft_surface_popular_mechanics The current issue of Popular Mechanics has assembled a great list of the 10 Most Brilliant Innovations of 2007. At the top of the list, of course, is the new surface computing interface from Microsoft:

(1) Microsoft Surface

(2) Dow Safe-Touch Fiberglass-free insulation

(3) Samsung Solid State Drive

(4) Ford Sync

(5) Zonbu Zonbox

(6) Two-mode hybrid engine for automobiles

(7) Nintendo Wii Fit

(8) Hitachi Power Tools CR13VBY

(9) Apple iPhone

(10) LG Super Blu Player

While the innovations from Microsoft and Apple may get all the headlines, it's perhaps more interesting to check out what companies like Dow Chemical are up to. The new fiberglass-free insulation from Dow, for example, may end up having a greater impact on everyday life than the latest tech gadget.

[image: Microsoft Surface]