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X-Ray Named Top Scientific Achievement

A poll conducted for Britain’s Science Museum on Wednesday named the X-ray the most important modern scientific achievement, beating out the Apollo spacecraft and DNA, AFP reported.The museum curators selected 10 of the greatest achievements in science, technology and engineering to be voted on by nearly 50,000 members of the public.The X-ray machine topped the votes, while the discovery of penicillin antibiotics came second, followed by the DNA double helix.Next was the Apollo 10 space capsule, the V2 rocket engine, Stephenson’s Rocket steam locomotive, the Pilot ACE early computer, the steam engine, the Model T Ford motor car, and the electric telegraph.Each of the 10 nominees is featured in a special section of the museum.

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