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Comment 26 by ZenDruid :

I think a great portion of these developments and discoveries can be directly related to the technology that came out of WW2. Sonar gave us the mid-Atlantic ridge, thus plate tectonics; radar gave us radio astronomy; the Manhattan Project gave the impetus for nuclear energy technology.

Oh yeah. Wernher von Braun....

Not to mention the digital computer. The work that Alan Turing did on electric code breaking for the Brits in WWII paved the way for the first digital computer.

Fri, 01 Jun 2012 17:22:04 UTC | #945020