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Post by vipluis on Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:29 pm

England and Scotland were leading centres of the Scientific Revolution from the 17th century[208] and the United Kingdom led the Industrial Revolution from the 18th century,[195] and has continued to produce scientists and engineers credited with important advances.[209] Major theorists from the 17th and 18th centuries include Isaac Newton, whose laws of motion and illumination of gravity have been seen as a keystone of modern science,[210] from the 19th century Charles Darwin, whose theory of evolution by natural selection was fundamental to the development of modern biology, and James Clerk Maxwell, who formulated classical electromagnetic theory, and more recently Stephen Hawking, who has advanced major theories in the fields of cosmology, quantum gravity and the investigation of black holes.[211] Major scientific discoveries from the 18th century include hydrogen by Henry Cavendish,[212] from the 20th century penicillin by Alexander Fleming,[213] and the structure of DNA, by Francis Crick and others.[214] Major engineering projects and applications by people from the UK in the 18th century include the steam locomotive, developed by Richard Trevithick and Andrew Vivian,[215] from the 19th century the electric motor by Michael Faraday, the incandescent light bulb by Joseph Swan,[216] and the first practical telephone, patented by Alexander Graham Bell,[217] and in the 20th century the world's first working television system by John Logie Baird and others,[218] the jet engine by Frank Whittle, the basis of the modern computer by Alan Turing, and the World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee.standerlamper
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