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Top 10 discoveries in science of all time


In every facet of our daily life, we can observe that discoveries in science of all time have played an important role. It has also become a part of deep historical background in our human life as well. You might have heard centuries ago that several important breakthroughs in science were made that have enabled us to illuminate the globe today. Science is reckoned as the most reflective part and treasured jewel of our mankind. It is the essence of human mind and has enabled us to reach the top that we may not have imagined to be possible. Here are the top 10 discoveries in science that were accomplished.


Anaesthesia  The discovery of anaesthesia is a great boon to humanity as perhaps no person is strong enough to bear the pain during a surgical procedure. If you are rushed to an emergency room with internal bleeding and severe pain, you would certainly not like to see the doctor with a scalpel in his hand to operate on you. The mental trauma of any surgical operation is in itself a scare and the scientific discovery of anaesthesia has removed this negative emotion.


DNAProfessionals in the medical field must be thankful for the great scientific discovery of Deoxyribonucleic Acid in Biology. This relates to the physical description of the genes in human beings. This wonderful discovery in science has opened the path for scientists to work for vaccines concerning hereditary and genetic diseases and other unknown mysterious illnesses.


PenicillinThe breakthrough in medicine that has saved numerous people is the invention of Penicillin. The credit for this excellent discovery in Chemistry goes to the brilliant, but absent-minded biologist known as Sir Alexander Fleming in 1900’s. Penicillin was not widely utilised till 1940’s. At present, minor infections and their related conditions may not be of great concern, but they posed as death for people before 1940’s. These Penicillin antibiotics are prominent historically as they are the primary drugs that were extremely effective against diseases like staphylococcus infections and syphilis.


ElectricityIt is impossible even to imagine living without electricity in today’s world. This wonderful discovery in science has to be thankful to Benjamin Franklin for its invention. Most of our daily chores are done with the assistance of machines run on electricity. We would not be able to enjoy working on the computer or the internet without this powerful source of energy.


FingerprintsThe discovery of fingerprints in the field of forensic science has contributed immensely in identification. Though many individuals may bear the same name, fingerprints of each person differs. The identification and discovery of fingerprints assists the police department to solve crime issues.  


GravityThe English mathematician and physicist, known as Isaac Newton, figured out about gravity in 1664. One of his discoveries in the field of Physics made him to recognise the law of universal gravitation where objects are drawn towards one another through the force of gravity. This is the reason for the planets to orbit around the sun and things which are thrown up fall down.

Radio Waves

Radio WavesHeinrich Hertz, a scientist, made one of the important discoveries in science known as radio waves during the later part of 1800. From this discovery, amazing inventions were made, which are being used even today. Through these waves, it is possible for you to operate a car radio and hear distress signals or listen to updates from a traffic signal position.

Light bulb

Light bulbThomas Edison is a famous scientist who made important discoveries of science involving creation of an electric bulb. He invented an electric bulb shortly after the concept of Electricity was discovered. With this wonderful invention of the electric bulb, you can see light in the darkest hours of our everyday life during the night. The bulbs are energized by the electricity and are built out of small fixtures. They have no doubt played a great role in human life from a very long time.


ComputerThis is one of the top ten discoveries of science ever made. It is considered as the first and foremost step to the possibilities of people experiencing digital life. You can find that a computer hard disk can hold immense amount of information, which you can retrieve for a variety of other scientific usages. Nowadays, through the use of a computer, you can enjoy entertainment and recreation that can be made available under your finger tips. One of the first and foremost computers that came into existence was the first Z1 computer. Later on several modernized versions emerged based on the type of usage the gadget is meant for.


OxygenOxygen was first identified by Joseph Priestly in the year 1774. He noticed a colourless gas generated by heating red mercuric oxide. This is reckoned as one of the important discoveries of science. During his investigation, Priestly found that Oxygen was highly combustible. However, his discovery was shared with another important French scientist by name Antoine Lavoiser. This discovery revealed that oxygen supported human as well as animal life. Without oxygen nobody can live in this world.


New scientific inventions are always useful to the society. Inventions indicate the creativity of the human mind and the creative person’s constant endeavour in contributing his share to humanity.

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