Wednesday, 04 Nov, 2009 Science

X-Ray Is the Most Important Contemporary Invention


London's Science Museum carried out a poll among its visitors who voted X-ray the most important invention among all contemporary innovations. People were offered a list of top 10 greatest inventions in science, engineering and technology and were asked to choose the one that they consider to be the most important.

It is worth mentioning that the list of top 10 greatest scientific inventions was developed by the museum's curators. A total of about 50,000 votes were collected from visitors of the museum's official website and those who paid a visit to the London galleries of the Science Museum. The poll is one of the events meant to celebrate the Science Museum's centenary year.

The results of the poll showed that the X-ray machine is considered to be the invention that had the greatest impact in the modern history of science. Number two in the list was penicillin and DNA double helix was third breakthrough. The list of the greatest inventions in science continued with the Apollo 10 capsule, the V2 rocket engine, Stephenson's Rocket, the Pilot ACE, the steam engine, the Model T Ford motor car, and the electric telegraph.

All top 10 most important inventions in science, engineering and technologies can be viewed as part of an exceptional Centenary Journey path through the museum galleries.

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