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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 20, 2007

20th Century: Greatest Engineering Achievement

Probably not a good topic for debate. But you'll agree, its an interesting topic!

What, according to you, was the greatest engineering achievement in 20th century & why?

-The Big K-
crook
crook • Oct 20, 2007
Nothing else comes closer to man landing on moon. I can only try to imagine how much efforts & engineering it required to take man into space.
LORD_EC
LORD_EC • Oct 20, 2007
Greatest engineering achievement- God sent an engineer on earth on 26th June,1987.
I think that was the biggest achievement for this world to have such an engineer-LORD_EC

Lol
Rocker
Rocker • Oct 20, 2007
LORD_EC
Greatest engineering achievement- God sent an engineer on earth on 26th June,1987.
I think that was the biggest achievement for this world to have such an engineer-LORD_EC

Lol
Are your parents engineers? 😉
Lol @ LORD_EC

I suppose I have to agree with Crook. At first I wanted to say the Sputnik launch by the USSR (Russia) was the greatest, but after weighing that with a human landing on Moon, can't compare in terms of technical achievement 😛

Rather, Sputnik's launch was more the most "significant" engineering achievement in the 20th century. It sparked the space age race, plus, it actually led to the creation of US's NASA!

Back to the landing of Moon.. it combined many different disciplines of engineering with their respective breakthroughs. Mechanical: aeronautics, dynamics, statics, engines, rocket structure, Chemical: rocket fuel, oxygen supply, Material: space suits, rocket shielding/skin, Electrical/Electronics: power supplies, life support systems, computers and most importantly, communications 😉... amongst others. It requires alot of effort!

Can't wait until we land a man on Mars 😉 Maybe some of us Crazy Engineers will take part in it! haha
Prasad Ajinkya
Prasad Ajinkya • Jan 10, 2008
TCP/IP - By Tim Berners - Lee, who is ofer often referred to as Father of the Internet. Last time I heard, he was working in Google, on the Inter-Planetary Internet. Wherein, data-packets will be sent ala satellites into orbits via different planets which would be acting like nodes in a network.

Why does this qualify - well, without this, we would not be surfing on the different sites. Information per say would not have been that free and accessible to everyone.
MaRo
MaRo • Jan 10, 2008
Von Neumann Architecture

- There woudn't be Personal Computers
- No Internet
- No Moon landing
- No CrazyEngineers 😁
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 10, 2008
MaRo
Von Neumann Architecture

- There woudn't be Personal Computers

- No CrazyEngineers 😁
Aye! 😁

Let's say we get first place in 21st Century Greatest Engineering Achievements.

EGYSHIMO
EGYSHIMO • Jan 25, 2008
i think it was computer and internet... without it .. there was no development
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Nov 6, 2011
What else can we add to the list here?

Would like to listen the thoughts of new CEans.
KenJackson
KenJackson • Dec 21, 2011
The Transistor!

Without it, there would only be Eniac computers, no PCs, and few of them and governments would own them all.

And radios and TVs would be bigger and less reliable. And there would be no portable MP3 players or even Walkmans, and certainly no smartphones. And we would probably still be winding our wristwatches every morning.

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