Top 10 Best Scientific breakthroughs and discoveries.
Best and most imprtant science discoveries
This one seems really simple but it is one of the most important things we humans have ever invented. The fridge allowed people to store foods for long periods of time which in turn made food costs much cheaper and easier to obtain.
Antibiotics transformed medicine. The discovery of antibiotics began by accident. On the morning of September 3rd, 1928, Professor Alexander Fleming was having a clear up of his cluttered laboratory. Fleming was sorting through a number of glass plates which had previously been coated with staphyloccus bacteria as part of research Fleming was doing. One of the plates had mold on it. The mould was in the shape of a ring and the area around the ring seemed to be free of the bacteria staphyloccus. The mold was penicillium notatum. Fleming had a life long interest in ways of killing off bacteria and he concluded that the bacteria on the plate around the ring had been killed off by some substance that had come from the mold.Further research on the mold found that it could kill other bacteria and that it could be given to small animals without any side-effects.
Gene therapy is a pretty complicated thing and I suggest you look up more about it because its pretty interesting to learn about. Basically we can replace DNA that doesn’t function properly with new DNA which can cure genetic diseases. Scientists are still working out the kinks but it is a very promising way to treat people.
Bee Venom Cures HIV
Bees could hold the key to preventing HIV transmission. Researchers have discovered that bee venom kills the virus while leaving body cells unharmed, which could lead to an anti-HIV vaginal gel and other treatments.
The Nuclear Bomb
The Nuclear Bomb is an important part of our history. Its one of the most destructive man-made forces and was an important step into research onto how massive amounts of energy can be created.
Spectroscopy is, in my opinion, one of the greatest discoveries made for studying our universe. We can tell what other stars are made of by studying what kinds of light they give off. We can even tell what kind of atmospheres planets hundreds of light years away have.
Quantum entanglement is a physical phenomenon that occurs when pairs or groups of particles are generated or interact in ways such that the quantum state of each particle cannot be described independently – instead, a quantum state may be given for the system as a whole. Its quite confusing but it basically means we can teleport information instantly across, theoretically, any distance.
The Solar Panel
I’m sure most people know about the solar panel. The solar panel could stop all pollution and give the world a percent source of clean energy. The only problem is the cost.
The Higgs Boson
What does the Higgs boson supposedly do? People have used many metaphors to describe how it works. Some say it acts like molasses, dragging on particles as they move through it. Others compare it to a field of snow. Let's use that metaphor.
Some particles, like electrons, have little mass, while others have more mass. As these particles move through the universe, they interact with a Higgs field full of Higgs bosons, just like a person who moves through a snowy field. Electrons are like downhill skiers. They glide swiftly over the snow. Other particles that have more mass plod through the field like a person schlepping through snow in heavy boots. Still, other particles have no mass, so they don't interact with Higgs bosons at all. The discovery will help scientists explain how our universe works
Come on, it makes you see-through, nuff said.
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