Last Updated on June 15, 2015
Within the profound history of humans, science has played a pivotal role in virtually every aspect of our daily lives. Breaches made into new scientific cosmos centuries ago still illuminate the world today. Science is the most profound and treasured jewel of mankind, the epitome of the human mind, and what enables us to reach pinnacles we never imagined were possible. Here are the top 10 scientific discoveries ever made!
1 – Anesthesia ( Biggest Scientific Discovery)
Imagine yourself laying on a stretcher being rushed to the ER. Internally bleeding and in excruciating pain due to the accident you had just gone through. The spotlights hit your eyes and a doctor stands in front of you, scalpel in hand. No man or woman would want to be awake as that first incision is made, and anesthesia is the scientific breakthrough that allows just that.
2 – DNA!
Deoxyribonucleic Acid is arguably the greatest scientific achievement made in medical history. It is the literal, physical depiction of the human gene. This discovery has allowed unfathomable multitudes of possibilities for scientists in working out vaccines for genetic or hereditary diseases as well as figure out our own once mysterious bloodlines.
3 – Electricity!
This one comes as no surprise to anyone, where would the world be today without electricity. The most used power source in present days, electricity allows us to sit back and relax while our daily chores are done for us by machines that work on electricity. No computers, no internet, no Call of Duty either if it was not for Benjamin Franklin and his kite!
4 – Fingerprints!
Fingerprints are the most convenient method to identification issues. It is well known that every human has a different finger print, even though we all do not have different names. Fingerprints are what sets us apart from the other billions of people out there, and it helps police in working out crime situations to an insane degree.
5 – Light Bulb!
Shortly after electricity was discovered, out came the light bulb. Thomas Edison created for us the light we need in the darkest hours in our humble abodes. Powered by electricity, these seemingly small fixtures have played a massive role in human life for a substantial amount of time.
6 – Computer!
This one is self explanatory on the list of top 10 scientific discoveries ever, granted that the first computer had gargantuan proportions. Yet it is that first step which lead to the possibilities we have today. Unfathomable amounts of information, entertainment, and recreation are available underneath your finger tips and this is all thanks to the first Z1 Computer.
7 – Penicillin
A medical breakthrough that has saved countless lives, for a very long amount of time. Discovered by Dr.Alexander Flemming in the earlier 1900’s, penicillin was not used on a wide-scale basis until the 1940’s. Minor infections and conditions which may seem harmless in this day and age, were the cause of death back when penicillin was not around.
8 – Radio Waves
Radio waves were discovered by Heinrich Hertz in the late 1800’s. This discovery leads into on an offshoot of amazing inventions which are used up till present times. Such distress signals, or using your car radio to the listen to traffic updates.
9 – Large Hadron Collider
The key purpose of this gargantuan machine is to replicate the big bang which brought our world into existence. By literally smashing atoms together, the Large Hadron Collider is meant to give us new information on the travel of light, as well as how the cosmos had come into the shape and size it is now.
10 – Invisibility Cloak
The idea of invisibility would usually make most people laugh, but alas it is no laughing matter now. Having understood how the bending and curving of light against certain surfaces works, scientists in California have come up with a cloak that allows for literal invisibility.