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100 Greatest Discoveries

What are the most important scientific discoveries of all time? The answer might include Copernicus's idea that the sun is at the center of the solar system, Newton's laws of motion, Mendeleev's periodic table of elements, Einstein's theory of relativity and Darwin's theory of evolution. There are numerous great scientific discoveries that have significantly influenced the way we think and live throughout history. 100 Greatest Discoveries recounts the 100 most important scientific discoveries of all time and explains them with historical re-creations, archival footage and interviews with scientists.

100 Greatest Discoveries - Physics

This episode recounts thirteen important discoveries in physics, including Galileo's law of falling bodies, Isaac Newton's laws of motion, and Albert Einstein's theory of special relativity. Here are the thirteen discoveries:

1. The Law of Falling Bodies (1604)
2. Universal Gravitation (1666)
3. Laws of Motion (1687)
4. The Second Law of Thermodynamics (1824 - 1850)
5. Electromagnetism (1807 - 1873)
6. Special Relativity (1905)
7. E = mc^2 (1905)
8. The Quantum Leap (1900 - 1935)
9. The Nature of Light (1704 - 1905)
10. The Neutron (1935)
11. Superconductors (1911 - 1986)
12. Quarks (1962)
13. Nuclear Forces (1666 - 1957)


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1. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Astronomy
2. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Biology
3. 100 Greatest Discoveries: Chemistry
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