Gallery: 6 Groundbreaking Green Innovations We Spotted at Popular Mecha...

Actress Sigourney Weaver presented director James Cameron with the Breakthrough Leadership Award at the show.

Like the Oscars for actors and the Grammys for musicians, Popular Mechanics' Breakthrough Awards is the event honoring and recognizing those who have reached beyond what was previously thought possible in the world of technology and product innovation. The 2011 award ceremony took place this past Monday and was, as one presenter put it, "like being a kid in a candy store" for us tech geeks. We were on the scene at Hearst Tower in NYC scoping out the futuristic menagerie of gadgets and gizmos, and were delighted to see that many of them had green features or applications. From Avatar director James Cameron's powerful 3D cameras to a type of glass that can remove contaminants from water to a wind turbine that flies, hit the jump for six groundbreaking green inventions we spotted at the awards.

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1 Comment

  1. sarahann October 17, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Too bad Solaria got half a million in “bailout” money then decided to go bankrupt. Oh and if that’s not bad enough when asked about it by congress they pleaded the “fifth” as in “there right against self incrimination”.

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