The vote for the Best of 2016 has ended (Again the mods apologize for the extreme tardiness of holding this thread). Below are the following winners per number of upvotes for each Category.
Best submission about AI/Robotics
IBM's Watson was tested on 1,000 cancer diagnoses made by human experts. In 30 percent of the cases, Watson found a treatment option the human doctors missed. Some treatments were based on research papers that the doctors had not read. More than 160,000 cancer research papers are published a year.
Best submission about Physics/Chemistry
Best submission about Society/Economics
Best submission about Space
How an Australian University Student Beat NASA at Its Own Game - Through his Honours, Masters, and PhD, Paddy invented the Neumann Drive, a world record-breaking ion engine that can achieve more than 11,000 seconds of specific impulse beating NASA's best experimental efforts of 9,600
Best submission about Biotech / Life Sciences