In the image: indoor clouds by dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde - from Time's list of the best inventions in 2012.
Only those who attempt the absurd will get the impossible, said Maurits Cornelis Escher, dutch artist (1898 – 1972).
Towards the end of the year, it's time for rankings of all kinds.
And as every year, the famous Time magazine (Usa) published the list of the best inventions of the year. For a slide-show of the best inventions of the year 2012: here.
Among the sectors represented in this year's list: technology, new materials, medicine, science, new manufacturing, open-source design, digital imaging, robotics, aerospace and military equipment, projects that have near zero environmental impact.
Despite the crisis in Western area, the world goes on.