The x-ray is a worthy winner. Now a staple in hospitals and medical centres, x-ray machines revolutionised how doctors detected disease and illness and gave us an insight into the human (and animal) body as never before.
Thanks to Wilhelm Conrad Rntgen's discovery in 1895, for the first time we could see bones and other structures inside the living body - instead of relying on symptoms, samples or surgery.
All of the inventions are on display at the Science Museum, along with countless other developments from history in their incredible collection.
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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