Which scientific discovery caused such an explosion of interest that within a year it had been the subject of 1,044 scientific papers and 49 books, as well as the star attraction of the 1896 Electrical Exhibition in New York?

Answer: The discovery of X-rays. While others had observed the effects of X-Rays, the first person to study and categorise them was German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen (1845-1923).

Source: Sight by Jessie Greengrass

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