Great accidents in science that changed the world
Accounts of the discoveries of nine scientists whose attention to trivial or accidental things led to great advances: Archimedes, Oersted, Morse, Bell, Reaumur, Eastman, the Wright brothers, and Fleming.
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THE BATH THAT LAUNCHED A MILLION SHIPS
THE COMPASS NEEDLE THAT POINTED EAST
FIVE WORDS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
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