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Impact of Scientific Ideas

  1. Oct 4, 2005 #1
    What are some scientific ideas you think had the greatest impact on society? It'd be nice to have a few that aren't "obvious."

    (don't mention the transistor :tongue:)
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    Here's one that I think is vastly overlooked:
    The discovery/development of the phase transformations of steel. Just try to think of where this world would be today without the use of steel as we know it.
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  5. Oct 4, 2005 #4
    Wheel and paper
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    The engine, that is, the concept of turning chemical energy into mechanical energy.

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    Oil + heat + food = yum!
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