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While that bikini or radio might not have been at the top of your must-have list, those two items made the cut as the "Coolest Inventions of 2003," according to Time magazine. The freshest ideas from the world of fashion, music, transportation, sport and more came together in the magazine's annual list. Here are 10 of the hottest inventions, including some of the swankiest solutions since that other famous creation: sliced bread. Home décor gets glowy Interior decorators will be able to put the glow in glowing when a new line of pillows and home decor products comes out next year. The Italian company CAEN and the Swiss company STABIO Textile invented a new space-agey kind of fabric called Luminex. The fabric literally glows from within via tiny, flexible optical fibers that designers weave into ordinary cloth. Developed originally for physics experiments, the light from the fabric comes from a small battery sewn into the fabric. Property protector To keep information on CD...