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Hey, /sci/,

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.

Thanks
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Nazi freezing experiments
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>>7772171
Marie Curie.
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>>7772171
fleming & penicilline
rosenberg & cisplatin
nobel & nitroglycerine (as an angina pectoris medication)
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>>7772171
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)
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>>7772218
By destructive, it means stuff with an initial negative use, but 'accidentally' had a positive outcome. I agree it really doesn't make much sense
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My teacher gave an example of one by using mustard gas. I was late so I missed most of it. Anyone got any ideas?
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>>7772234
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
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>>7772234

What does negative use mean? Seeking intentional harm or does it also include harm through ignorance?
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>>7772311
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.
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>>7772311
I guess seeking intentional harm
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>>7772302
Oh man thank you
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>>7772311
If it was harm through ignorance, it would go against what >>7772234 said:
'Destructive research -> positive outcome'
Through ignorance would have been:
'Positive research -> negative outcome'
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>>7772171
>'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.
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