• Question: WHat do you think the best invention in the world is ???

    Asked by clarkrm02 to Donna, Jo, Mark, Stuart, Tim on 24 Jun 2010 in Categories: . This question was also asked by noctisluciscaelum.
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      Donna MacCallum answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      I think that the refrigerator was a great invention – this has saved huge numbers of lives worldwide

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      Joanna Buckley answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      I would say penicillin, clarkrm02.

      It is impossible to know how many lives have been saved by this discovery, but some estimate near 200 million lives have been saved. I’m sure you’ll agree, that’s a lot of people.

      And all this from an accidental discovery and a moldy old Petri dish 🙂

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      Tim Craggs answered on 24 Jun 2010:

      I think the best invention is the computer, because without this we would not be doing any of the research we are currently capable of. Nor would we have the internet! The computer has totally revolutionized science and life in general. And not just a big work computer, mobile phones, calculators etc, all involve some sort of computing power.