50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Wheel
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RankYearInnovation
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11430Printing Press
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21890Electricity
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31928Penicillin
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41965Semiconductor Electronics
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51250Optical Lenses
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6150Paper
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71888Internal Combustion Engine
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81796Vaccination
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91960Internet
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101712Steam Engine
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111918Nitrogen Fixation
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121860Sanitation Systems
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131855Refrigeration
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14950Gunpowder
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151903Airplane
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161970Personal Computer
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171150Compass
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181892Automobile
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191850Steelmaking
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201960The Pill
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211939Nuclear Fission
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221955Green Revolution
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231757Sextant
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241876Telephone
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25-1000Alphabetization
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261837Telegraph
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271450Mechanized Clock
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281906Radio
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291815Photography
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301750Moldboard Plow
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31-300Archimedes' Screw
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321793Cotton Gin
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331863Pasteurization
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341582Gregorian Calendar
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351840Oil Refining
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361884Steam Turbine
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37-900Cement
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381925Scientific Plant Breeding
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391859Oil Drilling
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40-3900Sailboat
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411926Rocketry
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421050Paper Money
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43-3000Abacus
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441902Air Conditioning
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451915Television
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461846Anesthesia
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47-2000Nail
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48-2800Lever
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491913Assembly Line
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501933Combine Harvester
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Based on The 50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Wheel, The Atlantic, 23 October 2013.
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