Popular Science is proud to announce the 2019 “Best of What’s New” Award winners, the 100 products and technologies that represent the most significant advancements in their categories. Now in its 32nd year, the awards celebrate the items that make our lives simpler, smarter, and better.
“The Best of What’s New is our celebration of the most impactful and exciting innovations of the year,” says Popular Science Editor-in-Chief Joe Brown. “This expertly vetted collection lays the groundwork for a healthier, safer, and awe-inspiring future—in our homes, cities, outer space, and everywhere in between. We’re proud to bring you the Best of What’s New 2019.”
The 2019 winners are a diverse collection of products that are advancing our daily lives.
Earning a nod is the 2020 Stingray Corvette, what Popular Science deemed the most radical ‘Vette yet.
“The outgoing seventh-generation Corvette found the limits of Chevrolet’s front-engine design: All that mass behind the nose can leave the back wheels scrambling for traction, which hampers performance. The answer for the 2020 Corvette Stingray? Put the motor behind the driver, like in a Lamborghini or Ferrari. Putting more weight over the rear axle improves acceleration and handling. Choose the optional Z51 performance package, and the car hits 60 mph in 2.8 seconds. With a starting price of $59,995, the new ’Vette runs with the best supercars for a fraction of the cost.”