Though other steam trains had been invented 25 years earlier, Robert Stephenson's 'Rocket' in 1829 was the world's first modern steam locomotive, adopting several recent technological improvements.
Its design set the standard for 150 years and after the Rocket's success, the railways expanded quickly. For the first time, huge numbers of people were able to move across the world.
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
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