Whoa. As many people noted on Twitter: Didn’t see this one coming. Time Magazine named NASA’s Ares rocket as the 2009 Invention of the Year. Ares beat out the what has been billed as the world’s best paper airplane, the bladeless fan, rubber made from dandelions, and, my favorite, teleportation. I don’t know who Time had for their judges, but obviously Buzz Aldrin wasn’t among them. Check out his Huffington Post article where he says although the Ares I-X launched looked spectacular, Ares 1 needs to be scrapped.