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1900s
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1900
Sigmund Freud publishes The Interpretation of Dreams

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1903
Wright Bros. make first aeroplane flight

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1905
Einstein publishes Special Theory of Relativity

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1910s
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1910
First use of neon lighting


1911
Rutherford formulated the nuclear atom


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1920s
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1928
Paul Dirac (1902-84) formulates the relativistic theory of the electron

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1928
Alexander Fleming discovery of penicillin


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1930s
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1934
First nuclear fusion reaction


1935
Radar system developed


1937
Sir Malcolm Campbell inspecting his speedboat Bluebird

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1939
First successful helicopter flight


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1950s
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1950
Alan Turing completes ACE (automatic computing engine)


1952
First hydrogen bomb tested


1953
Crick and Watson postulate the structure of DNA

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1958
Silicon chip invented


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1960s
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1967
First successful heart transplant performed


1969
First manned moon landing

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1969
Maiden flight of Concorde


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1970s
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1970
Boeing 747 introduced


1973
Prototype of the internet developed


1974
Intel introduce the microprocessor


1977
Fibre optics first used in telephone systems


1978
First 'test tube' baby born

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1980s
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1981
IBM introduce the PC


1982
CD (laser discs) launched


1983
Apple introduce computer mouse


1984
Apple market the Macintosh computer


1989
Open access world wide web developed


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1990s
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1997
Dolly the Sheep cloned

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1997
Pathfinder mission lands on Mars

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