OK, so we humans didn't cure death in 2011, but we did develop a tiny, working microbrain and clock some subatomic particles racing around at unbelievable speeds. What other amazing feats made our scientific highlight reel?
These days, remote controls seem to, well, control our lives. Most people tend to have piles of them strewn about their living rooms. But where did this ubiquitous technology come from? Where is it headed?