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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2003; 332369–403 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2003.33.2.369
Published: 01 March 2003
...Chen-Pang Yeang ©© Regents of the University of California CHEN-PANG YEANG* The study of long-distance radio-wave propagation, 1900-1919 HSPS, Volume 33, Part 2, pages 369-404. ISSN 0890-9997. ©2003 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Send requests for...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2012; 423190–234 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2012.42.3.190
Published: 01 June 2012
...Chen-Pang Yeang While the discovery of the ionosphere through wireless communications technology in the mid-1920s had built a close connection between atmospheric science and radio, the full-fledged use of radio waves as a geophysical probe did not start until an instrumental development occurred a...
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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
..., agricultural, bio- medical, etc. 21. Kendrick Oliver, The Lucky Start Toward Today s Cosmology ? Serendipity, the Big Bang Theory, and the Science of Radio Noise in Cold War America, HSNS 49, no. 2 (2019): 151 93. 22. Ann Johnson, How Ford Invented the SQUID, IEEE Spectrum 51, no. 11 (2014): 40 61. H I...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-231–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.31
Published: 02 April 2020
... Cyrus Mody, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb, the nuclear reactor, the computer, ham radio, and recombinant DNA, Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 38, no. 3 (2008): 451 61. 25. In a recent assessment, Lorraine Daston submits that Most historians of science no longer believe...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-290–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.90
Published: 02 April 2020
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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
... the universe to be revised upward from their previous values, from 1.8 billion years to a figure in the range of 6.6 13.3 billion, removing the timescale difficulty for those who traced the process of expansion back to a primordial big bang. 22 The surveys of extragalactic sources of radio waves...
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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
... instrumen- tation has been answered in two different ways by David Edge and Michael Mulkay and by Terry Shinn. In their book Astronomy Transformed, Edge and Mulkay showed how radio astronomy gradually separated from astronomy: the specific characteristics of the instruments enabled progressive indepen...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 483259–299 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.3.259
Published: 01 June 2018
... symbolic representations for such functions, meanings attributed to them and justifications for their uses could vary. Where an electrical engineer might see an expression as representing an idealized electric potential, a quantum phys- icist may rationalize a similar expression in terms of wave functions...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473293–319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.293
Published: 01 June 2017
... radio antenna were built in rapid succession on Maunakea during the 1990s, and local critics charged the IfA with forsaking long-term cultural and environmental studies for speedy development. These accusations drew the scrutiny of the State Auditor in 1997, who one year later issued a scathing report...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473349–388 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.349
Published: 01 June 2017
... also have influenced the expression of their activism. Whereas male geneticists tended to use the media magazines, newspapers, and radio to get their mes- sages across and expected readers to accept their views as experts both Auer- bach and Carson primarily chose to educate through writing popular...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 465633–668 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.5.633
Published: 01 November 2016
... serving the military industrial complex: aviation, defense, shipbuilding, machine building, medium machine building (the nuclear industry), radio, electronics, electrotechnology, and chemicals. 13. Vladislav Zubok, Zhivago s Children: The Last Russian Intelligentsia (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 464460–489 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.4.460
Published: 01 September 2016
... Continuous Wave: Technology and American Radio, 1900 1932 (Princeton, NJ: Pricneton University Press, 1985); Susan J. Douglas, Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination (Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2004). 464 | N AVARRO and its practitioners. It reveals a large and transversal army of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 463270–312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.3.270
Published: 01 June 2016
... their own predictions would be closer to observed sea levels in calm weather, meaning the corrections for meteorological effects would also be better.47 Another early problem was a lack of meteoro- logical information, for which a radio-telegraphy set was purchased.48 Respon- sibility for the failure of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 462119–153 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.2.119
Published: 01 April 2016
... this area was not primarily driven by new discoveries about the effects of radiation. They pointed instead to the sharp rise in access to radio- active materials and nuclear technologies. As a representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations described in 1958, With...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 455758–804 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.5.758
Published: 01 November 2015
... Diagrams in Postwar Physics (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005), 98 99 and 238 42. 772 | W I L SON altitude nuclear explosions, RF [radio frequency] plasma interaction, anti- ICBM defense for the Convair division of General Dynamics; and theoret- ical solid state physics for Bell...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 455703–757 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.5.703
Published: 01 November 2015
... during his time in Berlin he heard Max Planck speak on thermodynamics, attended the colloquium at which Erwin Schro¨dinger introduced wave mechanics, and taught himself electricity and magnetism from Max Abraham s textbook, The Classical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism. Since this text was not...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 453501–510 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.3.501
Published: 01 June 2015
... Black s work on latent heat is questioned (9 13, 19 24). Other cases include telegraphy cables and electricity, radio and electromagnetic waves, light bulbs and quanta. In introducing the history of physics in this way, Hunt very rarely proceeds beyond professional and technical contexts into the range...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2014; 444364–412 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2014.44.4.364
Published: 01 September 2014
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2014; 443234–276 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2014.44.3.234
Published: 01 June 2014
... M I SS I ON TO P LU TO | 245 resolution, and (3) characterization of the composition and dynamics of the atmosphere of Pluto. To do this, the minimum payload set would be visible- light imager plus ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) imaging spectrometers, plus a radio experiment to measure the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2014; 442140–177 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2014.44.2.140
Published: 01 April 2014
... prestige they enjoyed for having participated in the process.11 Even individuals whose contribution to scientific research is entirely passive and nonintellectual (as in the case of medical research test subjects, or computer users who donate surplus processing cycles to analysis of radio waves from space...