Monday, February 16, 2009

Top innovations of last 30 years

From publicist, and results will be reported on tonight's broadcast:

PBS’ Nightly Business Report teamed up with Knowledge@Wharton, the online research and business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, to select the 30 most important innovations from the last 30 years.


Some results:

30. Anti retroviral treatment for AIDS Health Care
29. SRAM flash memory Electronics
27. ATMs Finance
23. RFID and applications (e.g. EZpass) Electronics
22. Digital photography/videography Electronics
20. Social networking via internet Media
16. Media file compression (e.g., jpeg, mpeg, mp3) Computer Science
15. Online shopping/ecommerce/auctions (e.g., eBay) Information Technology
14. GPS Systems Electronics
13. Liquid Crystal Displays Electronics
10. Non-invasive laser/robotic surgery (laparoscopy) Health Care
8. Fiber optics Telecommunications
7. Microprocessors Computer Science
6. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Biotechnology
5. DNA testing and sequencing/Human genome mapping Biotechnology
4. E-mail Computer Science
3. Mobile phones Telecommunications
2. PC/laptop computers Computer Science
1. Internet/broadband/WWW (browser and HTML) Telecommunications

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