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The top 10 (norminated) inventions/discoveries of the last 50 years December 3, 2009

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A poll result revealed that the microptocessor is the top invention/discovery of the last 50 years, and the runner-up is the world wide web. Others nominated were (not in order of the ranking):
– the mobile phone
– space exploration
– magnetic resonance imaging
– the global optical fibre network
– error-correcting codes
– lasers
– public key encryption
– green chemistry

For more details of the ranking, please visit:
http://www.newscientist.com/special/big-impact


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