Friday Feed #31

The Friday Feed: Where the serious business is put on hold for a minute to make way for a little enlightenment and learning.

The 50 Best Inventions of 2009
From a rocket of the future to a $10 million lightbulb, here are TIME’s picks for the best new gadgets and breakthrough ideas of the year

The View from the Seven Highest Mountain Passes on Earth takes a look at the view from high above. Some great views.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities for Pedestrians
Yep, Raleigh is on the list.

7 Wonders Of The Modern Shipping World
Seven existing or planned ships that push the envelope.

9 Astonishingly Asymmetrical Buildings
Architecture has come a long way. Check it out.