Top 10 Scientific Inventions: X-Ray Places First

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x86 processors! Must be in top 10 as they are almost everywhere!
They have been around just over 20 years and look at the changes they made to our everyday life.
 
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Where is the internet? How would all of this data be shared without our beloved web?
 

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Would think penicillin would be first.. Considering it was one of the largest advancements in medicine at the time.. It saved countless lives in world war 2.
 

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Microchips.

Also agree with the electric telegraph, without which we would not have had phone networks, without which we would not have had the bringer or por-, erm, the internet.
 

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Microprocessor? Your not thinking hard enough. The transistor should be number one on that list. Transistors are used in every piece of modern electronic device. Also to add to the list where is sonar, radar, the internet, the light bulb, the radio, etc. That list they provided sucks.
 

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[citation][nom]SneakySnake[/nom]How is the DNA Double Helix an invention?? It's a discovery, but not really an invention[/citation]
gene splicing is sorta an invention.. which allowed us to genetically engineer Insulin. But your right, we didnt invent DNA lol
 

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As others have stated, the microprocessor? At least in the top 10, somewhere.

The subsequent technologies that were spawned from from the microprocessor and medical & scientific discoveries/breakthroughs are countless. All thanks to the microprocessor.



 

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Heh learning to utilize fossil fuels is the biggest invention ever. Also don't forget nuclear fission, electronics, the light bulb, world wide web etc...
 

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The guy who made the lists for voting didn't know crap... why da hell are the top 3 places not even inventions, but scientific discoverys? or are you people gona tell me a guy in a cave woke up one morning and invented fire... x-ray was discovered with the story of the fotographic sheet, Penicillin was discovered by accident also with contaminated test plates. And i dont know about the doble helix, but id say the other dudes found that out while tripin with some Lysergic Acid Diethylamide... so to me that list only starts at number 4... and its not that much of a number 4 ether but thats another story...
 

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[citation][nom]SneakySnake[/nom]How is the DNA Double Helix an invention?? It's a discovery, but not really an invention[/citation]

+1
 

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#1 Printing Press
#2 Electricity
#3 Steam Engine
#4 Antiseptics/Pasteurization
#5 Penicillin
#6 Vaccination
#7 Transistor
#8 Nuclear Fission/Fusion
#9 Compass
#10 Astrolabe

 

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Are they talking about an x-ray generator or radiation detection???
These are two different inventions... And have different applications...
 
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