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Duration: 1 hour

Professor Robert Winston presents his top ten scientific breakthroughs of the past 50 years. Tracing these momentous and wide-ranging discoveries, he meets a real-life bionic woman, one of the first couples to test the male contraceptive pill, and even some of his early IVF patients. He explores the origins of the universe, probes the inner workings of the human mind and sees the most powerful laser in the world. To finish, Professor Winston reveals the breakthrough he thinks is most significant.

Last on

Thu 23 Dec 2010 20:00 BBC One

  • Photo: Robert Winston

    Photo: Robert Winston

    The Professor visits the National Ignition Facility's laser laboratory in USA.

Credits

Series Producer
Sophie Todd
Presenter
Robert Winston
Producer
Naomi Austin

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