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Top 10 lists about science and technology.

Top 10 companies by granted patents

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Research and development is an essential element in the modern economy. Companies are always searching for solutions to future problems to stay ahead of the competition. In order to protect their inventions or ideas companies or single persons can apply for a patent. The following list shows companies by granted patents.

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Top 10 largest nuclear power stations

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Many countries have decided to shut down their nuclear power stations since the recent nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan. Others, like China and South Korea, still rely on the advantages of nuclear power. The power stations that are currently under construction however will not enter the next top 10 list regarding their proposed capacity.

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Top 10 most produced aircraft still in production

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Being able to fly has always been one of the big dreams of mankind. In Greek mythology Icarus was the perfect example of hubris when he to escape from Crete by means of wings from feathers and wax. He fall in to the sea and drowned. The first successful manned flight took place by hot-air balloon in the 18th century. The Zeppelin became the world’s first airline, but doesn’t belong to the top 10 most produced aircraft that’s still being made.

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Top 10 plant damaging fungi

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There are approximately 7 billion people. A lot of mouths and stomachs to be filled on a daily basis. Many analysts have questioned the sustainability of further world population growth, especially when it comes to the global food supply. Prices of common crops, such as rice, wheat and corn have already risen to an all time high. That’s why it’s relevant to know what threatens the crops we need to grow to keep filling the 7 billion stomachs.

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Top 10 largest asteroid impacts by crater size

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Last friday, asteroid 2012 DA14 just missed Earth. Coincidentally, that morning a meteorite exploded over the skies of Chelyabinsk in Russia, injuring more than thousand people. Moreover, the meteorite shower caused more than $30 million in damage. Although this event is very rare, it’s not even coming close to the impact of the largest asteroids, known to man.

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Top 10 largest stars in the universe

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When it comes to the universe our natural feeling for distance and size lets us down. What you see glimmering in the nightly skies isn’t always what it seems. Obviously, the sun – our star – is by far the most luminous object for us. But at night, the most luminous object isn’t necessarily the closest star. Nor is it the largest star. As a matter of fact the sun is a rather small star.

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Top 10 largest wind farms by production

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Remember Don Quixote fighting the windmills? He believed they were ferocious giants. The traditional suppliers of energy might well turn into modern Don Quixotes in the near future as many countries are heavily investing in wind power. Although the share of wind power as the share of the total energy output is still rather small, it is growing rapidly. The benefits are clear. It’s clean, it’s free, it’s profitable. That’s why we will see many mills on the future’s horizon. Check out the next list of largest wind farms by production!

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Top 10 most visited sites worldwide

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Gangnam Style is so popular that you can visit sites like the Billion Countdownto check out when Gangnam Style hits a billion views on Youtube. Impressive numbers that certainly will push up Youtube’s ranking this month. Alexa ranks sites by estimated number of visits, using their own information system and updates the most visited sites per month. Here’s the top 10 most visited sites in december ’12!

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Top 10 most popular surgical cosmetic procedures

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Nobody loves to go to a doctor, but when it comes to personal beauty many people put their fear aside. Annualy, about 13 million people undergo a cosmetic procedure in order to look better. The great majority of these procedures are minimally invasive procedures, such as a Botox treatment or the soft tissue treatment. In this list we investigate the procedures that require intervention by a surgeon, the so called surgical cosmetic procedures. What are the most popular surgical cosmetic procedures on a yearly basis? Here is a top 10 list!

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Top 10 spam sending countries

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It’s big business that everybody hates. Email spam is one of the biggest annoyances on the internet and spam remains a hot political issue. It is estimated that in 2011 a total of about 7 trillion spam messages were sent. But where does it come from? Sophos, an US based security company, monthly publishes its ‘dirty dozen’. We present a top 10 of spam sending countries!

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Top 10 best subway systems of the world

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With a need to use a city’s limited space as efficient as possible, engineers explored the possibilities of going underground. The first metro system was the London Tube, that opened in 1863. And where the Tube in itself has changed little over the last 150 years, other cities were soon to follow, with innovative solutions. In many cities cities nowadays, the underground is the preferred mode of public transportation and often also the fastest.
So what are the best subway systems of the world? CNN has published an article about the best subway systems of the world. Here it is!
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Top 10 nuclear power dependency by country

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Despite the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 and the more recent accident in Fukushima, the safety record of nuclear power is better than any other major source of power. Some countries (China) are investing heavily in the development of new nuclear power plants in order to be less dependent on other countries for its economic growth. Others, such as Germany, have learned their lessons from Fukushima and will eventually phase out nuclear power. But what about the dependency on nuclear power by country? What’s the nuclear share of the electricity production? Here’s a list of nuclear power dependency by country!
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Top 10 countries using solar power

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Oil is still the most widely used source of energy worldwide. The problem is that supply isn’t endless, causing the oil price to rise. Alternative energy sources therefore are taken under scrutiny as demand for energy is rising as well. Renewable energy sources include tidal power, wave power, wind power and solar power. Let’s take a look at solar power. There are several ways to convert solar power into electricity and some countries heavily invest in solar power stations. So what’s the top 10 countries using solar power in megawatts (MW)? The sun is shining…

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Top 10 longest bridges in the world

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Building bridges has been part of our most outstanding technical engineering since the dawn of man. It all started with bridges forming naturally when continental plates shifted, enabling prehistoric humans to walk from one continent to another. That takes millions of years of course. Today we’re used to shorter building times. And the designs are a bit more technically challenging. Here’s our top 10 of the longest bridges in the world:

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Top 10 biggest cruise ships

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Cruises aren’t just for the elderly vacationers anymore. It’s not uncommon for young people and whole families to board the mighty cruise ships for a few weeks of relaxation. And we’re not talking Love Boat relaxation either. Contemporary cruise ships are big! Aircraft carrier big. How big is that? Here’s our top 10 list of the world’s biggest cruise ships.
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Top 10 fastest cars in the world

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Ever since refined oil turned out to be the perfect fuel to mechanically propel us into the future, car makers have been experimenting like crazy to create fast cars. And by fast we mean lightning quick. Back in 1908, Henry Ford’s Model T reached a staggering 40 mph (64 km/h), which probably scared the heck out of innocent bystanders. We’ve come a long way since then. Here’s our list of the ten fastest cars in the world.
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Top 10 countries by internet users

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Internet. You’re looking at it. Over the last twenty years internet has become one of the most common means of communication, at least in the developed world. And although the USA was the first nation to adopt internet on a fair scale for personal use, it doesn’t appear in the next top 10 list of countries by internet users. On the contrary, USA is ranked 27th, somewhere between Estonia and the Faeroe Islands. Check out the amount of internet users per 100 in the next list!
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Top 10 most polluting cars

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Supercars! Many people love them, only few can afford them. The real supercar is a car superior to all others in terms of price, speed or power. One kilometer in full speed takes less then 10 seconds. But how about the superiority of the supercars when it comes to the carbon footprint? Not so great! The carbondioxide emitted by those cars often exceeds 300 grams a kilometer, making these supercars also the most polluting cars of the world.
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Top 10 tallest buildings

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One way to measure a nation’s wealth is by taking a look at its prestigious projects. Especially when it comes to architecture, some countries seem to have a tendency towards longer, bigger and taller. And although one might question the practical use in some cases, tall buildings rock, sky rock. Here’s our top 10 list of current tallest buildings:

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Top 10 universities in Europe

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The first modern universities were all established in Europe, the University of Bologna being the first in 1088.  Now, almost thousand years later, the list of the world’s best universities is dominated by American institutes. And although it is difficult to compare universities in terms of quality, the QS World University Rankings® developed a methodology, based on size, subject range and research activity level. So where can you find Europe’s best universities?

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Top 10 most influential Greek philosophers

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Bringing owls to Athens nowadays might be a better idea than bringing money to the capital of Greece. Athens 500 BC was an intellectual hotbed, where thoughts were traded like hotdogs during a ballgame. In many ways the philosophers of Ancient Greece have played a decisive role in the way the western thought has ev0lved over the last 2500 years. So, who was the most influential Greek philosopher? Have a look at our – of course – disputable list:

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Top 10 most perfect designs (pics!)

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Apple is renowned for the designs of their products. Apple’s lead designer Jonathan Ive is a perfect example of how brilliant designers look at things. “Well of course it’s that way, why would it be any other way?”, is a testament to how designers look at things. In the course of history there’ve been countless examples of perfect designs. Here’s our top ten list of the most perfect designs:

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Top 10 biggest stadiums in the world

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There’s nothing like putting tens of thousands of people together to cheer for their team. Be it soccer, football or motorsports, people are passionate about their own team. And where better to put them than in the world’s biggest stadiums. Here’s our list of best picks if you plan to win the world cup.
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