Whether they be fossil fuels or metals, since the beginning of time, the world has seen endless discoveries that have created the advanced world that we live in today. These discoveries have since paved the way for further inventions via chemical reactions and processes, natural phenomena, and earthen materials.
Today, we have researched and listed some findings that, to this day, continue to have an impact on the world of science and technology.
#1 - X-ray
Wilhelm Rontgen discovered the phenomenon of X-ray totally by accident one night. Little did he know that this discovery would turn out to be a specialized medical discipline that would help humans for decades to come. Most of the physicists of his days spent their time studying electric charges in glass vacuum tubes and it was during an experiment involving these tubes that he discovered a new type of unknown ray, which he then called the “X-ray.”
#2 - Quantum Theory
The notion surrounding the quantum theory was put forward by Einstein in the year 1905 as “light quanta.” Bu, the fathers of quantum theory are known by the names of Neil Bohr and Maxx Plank. Both received a Nobel prize in physics for their incredible work on this perticular phenomenon. The Quantum theory is basically modern theoretical physics that explains the behavior and nature of matter, and energy on an atomic and subatomic level.
#3 - Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs are the one discovery that we’ve all heard about or studied at one point or another in our lives. Realistically speaking, no one knows when the very first bone was discovered. People in the olden days would come across fossils without realizing they were from a pre-historic species. In 1676, a scientist by the name of Reverend Robert Plot discovered an extremely long thigh bone in England but was not exactly sure about what species of animals it belonged to. He assumed it was a bone of a giant human. However, in 1824, William Buckland discovered and talked about a dinosaur fossil for the first time and that dinosaur was given the name Megalosaurus.
Imagine yourself accidentally coming across a truly amazing discovery. How cool would that be!