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← Sixty Years of British Science Innovation

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There are quite a few on this link:-

http://www.britsattheirbest.com/ingenious/ii_20th_century_1950_1970.htm

1952 FIRST COMMERCIAL JETLINER IS LAUNCHED - The de Havilland Comet flies into history as the world's first commercial jet airliner. The airplane experiences metal fatigue, is redesigned in 1955, and continues to serve passengers until 1980.

1950S RICHARD DOLL IDENTIFIES CANCER'S SMOKING GUNS - Richard Doll, a man well-known for his kindness. conducts his research into cancer at Oxford. He publishes a seminal study with Austin Bradford Hill that statistically links lung cancer to cigarette smoking.

1952 - 1959 COCKERELL INVENTS HOVERCRAFT

1950s-1960s JOHN CHARNLEY INVENTS HIP REPLACEMENTS

1950s - 1970s MURDOCH INVENTS DISPOSABLE HYPODERMIC SYRINGE, TRANQUILLISER GUN, SILENT BURGLAR ALARM AND CHILDPROOF BOTTLE TOP

1957 – 1980s JAMES LOVELOCK INVENTS ELECTRON CAPTURE DETECTOR (ECD) - He invents an electron capture detector that can identify tiny amounts of chemical compounds in the atmosphere and on Earth. The detector is particularly sensitive to the halogens – five nonmetallic chemical elements: fluorine, chlorine, bromine, astatine and iodine.

1959-1980s LOUIS AND MARY LEAKEY AND THEIR SONS UNEARTH FOSSILS OF EARLY HOMINIDS IN AFRICA;

1960 BRITS INVENT VERTICAL TAKE-OFF AIRCRAFT - Sidney Camm, Ralph Hooper, and Stanley Hooker invent a vertical take-off aircraft that can soar straight up into the sky. Rather than using rotors or a direct jet thrust, they build an innovative vectored thrust turbofan engine. Their invention allows aircraft to take off from sites without runways. Harriers are used effectively in the Falklands War, and can be used for rescues in dangerous emergencies.

1964 PETER HIGGS THEORIZES HOW ELEMENTARY PARTICLES ARE CREATED WITH BOSUM

1960s JIM MARSHALL INVENTS THE MARSHALL AMPLIFIER AND SPEAKER STACK

1960s JAMES BLACK SAVES MILLIONS OF LIVES WITH BETA-BLOCKERS

1960s HERCHEL SMITH SYNTHESISES HORMONES FOR BIRTH CONTROL PILL, MAKES MILLIONS, AND GIVES IT AWAY

1965 OWEN MACLAREN DESIGNS A DOUBLE-JOINT BABY BUGGY

1965 FRANK PANTRIDGE INVENTS THE PORTABLE DEFIBRILLATOR, AND SAVES THOUSANDS OF LIVES

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