Science Oreo Separator Machine: Modern-day Robert Oppenheimer splits the Oreo (+video)

Oreo Separator Machine: Scientist David Neevel doesn't much care for the creme inside Oreo cookies. So he did what any man with too much time on his hands would do: He invented a revolutionary technology.

Once every several generations, an invention comes along that fundamentally alters the course of human civilization. For those living in the 15th century, it was Gutenberg's printing press, which enabled a rapid dissemination of knowledge that ushered in the Protestant Reformation, the Age of Enlightenment, and the Scientific Revolution. In the 18th century, it was the steam engine, which set in motion the Industrial Revolution and its attendant social upheavals.