Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century

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In 2003, the National Academy of Engineering in the United States published A Century of Innovation: Twenty Engineering Achievements that Transformed our Lives.[1] This work detailed historical information on the following list of what the authors consider to be the top twenty engineering achievements of the 20th century,[2] or those achievements which had the greatest impact upon life during and following this period.

The list was published as follows:[3]

  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 Fiber Optics
  19. Nuclear Technologies
  20. High-performance Materials

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  1. ^ "A Century of Innovation: Twenty Engineering Achievements that Transformed our Lives". National Academies Press. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Greatest Engineering Achievements of the Twentieth Century". National Academy of Engineering. Retrieved 2010-09-26. 
  3. ^ "Greatest Engineering Achievements of the Twentieth Century". National Academy of Engineering. Retrieved 2010-09-26.