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Sunday, January 23, 2011

How Science Changed Our World

BBC 23 December 2010

Professor Robert Winston presents his top ten scientific breakthroughs of the past 50 years. Tracing these momentous and wide-ranging discoveries, he meets a real-life bionic woman, one of the first couples to test the male contraceptive pill, and even some of his early IVF patients. He explores the origins of the universe, probes the inner workings of the human mind and sees the most powerful laser in the world. To finish, Professor Winston reveals the breakthrough he thinks is most significant.

The Top Ten Scientific Breakthroughs of the Past 50 Years:
  1. Stem cell research
  2. Bio-mechanics
  3. The Contraceptive Pill
  4. Decoding the Human Genome
  5. The Internet
  6. In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
  7. The laser
  8. The microchip
  9. MRI scanning
  10. Increasing Evidence for the Big Bang

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