To mark the centenary of London's Science Museum, 10 of the most significant objects in engineering, technology, science and medicine were selected. Almost 50,000 votes were then cast to rate the best invention.
In at No 10 is the electric telegraph. Two hundred years ago, people had to wait days, weeks or even months to receive letter sent via horse and ship.
Only 29 years after its first installation at Euston Station, this amazing new technology brought instant telecommunication on a global scale, with anyone in a large town able to send a message hundreds of miles in seconds, reaching every continent but Antarctica.
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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