Question: Which of the following 13 major technological or scientific developments of the 19th & 20th Century were a) at first derided as being impossible and/or fraudulent by the scietific experts of their day AND b) Brought into exististence either by amateurs or from professionals outside of the field in which they arose???
- Television – Baird
- Radio – Marconi Tesla
- Powered flight – Wright Brothers
- Electic light – Edison
- Recorded Sound – Edison
- Telephone – Bell
- Turbine – Tesla
- Automobile – Carl Benz
- Cinema moving picture – Lumiere
- Celluloid photographic film – Eastman
- Jet Engine – Whitle
- Photocopier – Carlson
- Discovery of DNA – Watson & Crick
- Evolution – Darwin
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