Anyone know of any 'accidental' positive discoveries resulting from 'destructive' research? Google has given me next to nothing, and I'm struggling here. Need it for an assignment for college. I'll research more into it, I just need something.
what do you mean by "destructive' research"?
being shitty scientist? If so then
Penicilin (oups, my cultures got contaminated)
artificial sweeteners (dude, just lick the stuff we just cooked up for the first time ever #yolo)
most toxicology data (looks like the lethal dose is just about licking the stuff once)
ok then, now I get it
nuclear weapons -> radiotherapy, RTGs for probes and nuclear powerplants (and ironically also world peace)
chemical weapon research -> pesticides and some biochemistry advances
chemical weapons use -> industrial chemical-protection equipment
Haber-Bosh process (iirc at first used for making explosives in WWI) -> fertilisers literally from thin air
V-2s/ICBMs -> space programme and everything involved
first computers were used in decryptation and nuclear weapon research -> current porn machines
Intention to harm, you fucking retard. OP has tried to convey his message twice, yet still there are retards like you who don't seem to possess the cognitive abilities needed to comprehend OP's simple question.
>'accidental' positive discoveries resulting from 'destructive' research?
When Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed a huge number of people required medical aid for their burns, more than they could fit in the hospitals.
Patents that there was little hope for were put outside and expected to die. What happened was that they survived in larger numbers than expected. This led to new insight in how best to treat severely burned patents.