Where’s the next ‘big idea’ coming from?

Fibre optic strands

a bundle of bright ideas

Twenty greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century, from the National Academy of Engineering.

1. Electrification

2. Automobile

3. Airplane

4. Water supply and distribution

5. Electronics

6. Radio and television

7. Agricultural mechanization

8. Computers

9. Telephone

10. Air conditioning and refrigeration

11. Highways

12. Spacecraft

13. Internet

14. Imaging

15. Household appliances

16. Health technologies

17. Petroleum and petrochemical technologies

18. Laser and fibre optics

19. Nuclear technologies

20. High-performance materials

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