Scientific Breakthroughs

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Scientific Breakthroughs

Without them, we'd still be living in caves. Unless, of course, one argues that living in caves was a scientific breakthrough of its time. From the wheel to the microprocessor, mankind has continually developed ways to improve the way we live, work, and play - all leading up to the most convenient of all technologies: text messaging.
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Q1

According to the legend, Isaac Newton develop his theory of gravity after observing what fall from a tree?

Q2

In which book did Charles Darwin first publish his theory of evolution?

Q3

The first periodic table of elements was credited as developed by which of the following historical figures?

Q4

Philo Taylor Farnsworth (August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971) was a pioneer in which of the following fields?

Q5

Albert Einstein, revered physicist and all-around impressive guy, was offered the presidency of which young nation in 1952?

Q6

The tesla, an SI unit named after the Serbo-Croatian genius, is equal to what?

Q7

Thomas Edison is credited with inventing which of the following devices, now common in pretty much every building in the world?

Q8

The Bloom Box, currently in use by FedEx, eBay, and Google, is an energy source invented by which of the following figures?

Q9

Alexander Fleming developed penicillin and revolutionized antibiotics when working with what?

Q10

What development in the 21st century can lead to the eventual invention of an invisibility cloak?