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Scientists have developed a way of charging mobile phones using urine.
Kodak developed the first digital camera in 1975 but kept it secret for fear it would disrupt their film industry.
An uncontacted tribe inhabits an island in the Indian Ocean, living as simple hunter-gatherers. They are hostile to outsiders, and have not developed agriculture or writing.
Scientists have developed a microparticle filled with oxygen that can be injected into the blood stream, so we can live without breathing.
Japanese researchers developed a gun than can be used to force people to stop speaking.
Viagra was developed with the intention of relieving chest pain and its side effect was accidental.
No one born blind has ever developed schizophrenia.
The U.S. spends more money per person on healthcare than any other developed country, yet its life expectancy is below average.
Polio was first recognized 4,000 years ago, just 200 years ago we figured out it is contagious, and 50 years ago we developed the vaccine to prevent it.
Norman Borlaug, an agricultural scientist, developed new strains of crops which yielded 4 times as much food . He is said to have saved the lives of over a billion people, making him one of the most influential men in human history.
The average person in France sleeps 8.83 hours per day, the most in the developed world.
Isaac Newton developed a sunlight phobia from staring at the sun.
Two engineering students developed a way to extinguish fires using sound waves.
We can’t remember much of our first few years because the hippocampus wasn’t developed enough to build a rich memory of an event.
An artificial intelligence system developed by Google and the University of Oxford can lip read better than humans.
Philosopher René Descartes is most well known for the saying “I think, therefore I am,” but he also developed the XY-coordinate system.
Texas has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world, a study found.
The simultaneous translation system developed by IBM allowed the Nuremberg Trials to be conducted 4 times faster than if consecutive translation was used.
The mathematics that makes Wi-Fi possible was developed by a team of physicists looking for tiny black holes.
Lions communicate through a range of behaviours and their expressive movements are very highly developed. They will perform peaceful tactile actions such as licking each other and rubbing heads. Head rubbing, or nuzzling, is a common greeting behaviour for lions. They also communicate through a variety of vocalisations including purrs, snarls, miaws and hissing. Their vocalisations also vary in intensity and pitch.