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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492151–193 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.151
Published: 01 April 2019
...Kendrick Oliver The discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation—an inflection point in postwar cosmology—has not lacked chroniclers, but few have drawn deeply upon the available archival record. Many accounts emphasize the serendipitous manner in which the radiation was detected. This...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2129–182 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.129
Published: 02 April 2020
... innovative historical research methods, the author has been able to refute the publication date traditionally associated with the first version of the periodic table, as well as to establish an accurate chronology of its subsequent publications. This task was made possible through the discovery of previously...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492117–150 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.117
Published: 01 April 2019
... instrument is kept in tight connection with the knowledge of microphysics from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s: it shows how the inception of the Wilson instrument of 1911, even in its smallest constructive details, can be seen as strongly influenced by the physics discoveries through the nineteenth...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 484403–440 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.4.403
Published: 01 September 2018
... platform of instruments able to meet an ensemble of varied needs. Battery failures just before the launch of the joint mission meant that the mission had to focus on the essentials (notably El Niño effects). Subsequently, the discovery of a significant rise in sea levels due to global warming resulted in...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2007; 37suppl35–72 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2007.37.s.35
Published: 01 March 2007
...Doogab Yi This paper examines the contested "biological" meaning of the genetic effects of radiation amid nuclear fear during the 1950s and 1960s. In particular, I explore how the question of irreversibility, a question that eventually led to the discovery of DNA repair, took shape in the context...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 474529–567 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.4.529
Published: 01 September 2017
... importantly, the fact that this data would influence the debate over the discovery of element 72. Interestingly, it is likely this controversy led to the retention of relevant archival material. By tracing the actors that created and curated a particular collection of documents and spectra, one can explore...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2005; 352175–291 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2005.35.2.175
Published: 01 March 2005
...KENNETH L. CANEVA ABSTRACT: Hans Christian ØØrsted and Thomas Johann Seebeck are recognized as the discoverers of electromagnetism and thermoelectricity. Yet what each man believed he had discovered differed markedly from what many contemporaries saw in those discoveries and from subsequent...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2004; 342233–275 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2004.34.2.233
Published: 01 March 2004
...IGOR S. DMITRIEV ABSTRACT: The history of Mendeleev's famous discovery has long been a matter of lively debate among experts. This essay proposes a new reading of this story, which differs from the well-known reconstructions made by Kedrov, Bensaude-Vincent, Graham and others. Particular attention...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 503311–322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.3.311
Published: 28 May 2020
... science encourages Gingras to further argue that even if scientific research . . . turn(s) out to be futile or even dangerous . . . it may also lead to fascinating discoveries and . . . useful applications (195). This belief in science as the only availablemeans for human progress and that it should be...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 503217–247 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.3.217
Published: 28 May 2020
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 503248–301 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.3.248
Published: 28 May 2020
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-225–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.25
Published: 02 April 2020
... mechanics, specifically the discovery of the equivalence of the matrix and wave mechanics in 1926. In formulating and writing it, I was inspired directly by the several pioneering articles in the HSPS on quantum physicists and their intellectual-cultural environments. These included V. V. Raman and Paul...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-241–49 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.41
Published: 02 April 2020
... agnostic about application. All that changed suddenly in 1981 with the two issues of Volume 12, which featured multiple articles about bombs, electrotechnology, and industrial research.6 Lillian Hoddeson deserves particular credit, I think, for her article on The Discovery of the Point-Contact Transistor...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-217–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.17
Published: 02 April 2020
... can influ- ence philosophy, but its influence is contingent. At the outset, there is no guarantee that it will. Historical inquiry is accidentally philosophically fruitful, as it were, but as there is no formalizable method for scientific discovery, there is also no formalizable method that guarantees...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2209–216 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.209
Published: 02 April 2020
... California Press s Reprints and Permissions web page, httpswww. ucpress.edu/journals/reprints-permissions. DOI: httpsdoi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.209. the universe. These new instruments and discoveries, in turn, justified the expansion of a sprawling system of national laboratories. In 1993, the story...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-274–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.74
Published: 02 April 2020
... toNaturphilosophie in Volume 4; sadly, he died at the age of 35, even before this issue appeared.2 In Volume 8, Robert Kohler published his excellent article on Rudolph Schoenheimer s use of isotopic tracers in the 1930s.3 A third essay by John Lesch during these early years, on the discovery *Princeton University...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-267–73 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.67
Published: 02 April 2020
... the Death of the SSC and the Life of the Human Genome Project, HSPS 27, no. 2 (1997): 269 97, httpsdoi.org/10.2307/27757780. 5. Weart, Global Warming (ref. 1), 356 (emphasis added). 6. Spencer R. Weart, The Discovery of the Risk of Global Warming, Physics Today 50, no. 1 (2008): 34 40, on 34...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-25–10 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.5
Published: 02 April 2020
... discovery of his blackbody law. But I also found fascinating the kinds of connections McCormmach drew between Planck s work and his social and cultural environments. I want to suggest, McCormmach wrote, that our understanding of a specific achievement in modern physics even some- thing as technical and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2183–198 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.183
Published: 02 April 2020
... associated with high levels of PA, indicating a problem in the metabolism of this amino acid. Afterward, this discovery led researchers to conjecture that reducing PA in blood might work as a treatment, but mental impairment and feeblemindedness were seen as inexorable conditions, without medical treatment...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-281–89 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.81
Published: 02 April 2020
... Discovery (Redmond, WA: Microsoft Research, 2009); D. J. Patil, Building Data Science Teams, 16 Sep 2011, O Reilly Radar, httpradar.oreilly.com/2011/09/building-data- science-teams.html (accessed 11 Dec 2019). 15. UC Berkeley, Progress, httpsdata.berkeley.edu/about/progress (accessed 11 Dec 2019...