Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How Science Changed Our World

How Science Changed Our World is a BBC documentary presented by Professor Robert Winston, about his top ten scientific breakthroughs of the past 50 years. His top ten breakthroughs include: combined oral contraceptive pill, microchip, magnetic resonance imaging, laser, biomechanics, World Wide Web, big bang theory, Human Genome Project, stem cell research, and IVF (in vitro fertilisation). Tracing these momentous and wide-ranging discoveries, Professor Winston 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.

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Inventions That Changed the World
100 Greatest Discoveries

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