Once upon a time, there was a world without technology.

Or was there?

Technology may not have looked the same 200 years ago, but it has constantly been evolving. From the development of horse-drawn carriages to jet engines, humans have strived to create new devices to advance our understanding. When Apollo 11 landed on the moon, did they think that one day we would carry more power in our pockets?

In science, technological advances have changed the way experiments are performed, allowing researchers to delve deeper into disease mechanisms and discover answers faster. We asked you what has helped you maximize your bench time and received some great responses. It was a tough choice, but we finally picked the best of the bunch to include in our infographic and see what happened once upon a lab.

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