The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.

–Albert Einstein

On 8th November, 1895 Wilhelm Roentgen, a German engineer and physicist, discovered electromagnetic radiation. He received a Nobel Prize for this ground-breaking discovery. He termed these new rays as x-rays. The discovery of electromagnetic waves fundamentally changed the way in which we do things. Later on, other electromagnetic waves were discovered which include infrared radiation, ultra violet rays, satellite rays and gamma rays. Electromagnetic rays are in common use now a day. Satellite rays are used in our microwave ovens to warm the food. Radio waves are utilized to manage the modern day communication system while infrared waves are consumed by security cameras or used for night vision. Perhaps, we are most aware of x-rays which are used in medical instruments. The uses of electromagnetic waves are numerous.

This shows us how one scientific discovery has the capacity to revolutionize human living. Scientific discovery is indeed a continual flight from wonder which keeps on ensuring the progress of human life.