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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 46144–66 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.1.44
Published: 01 February 2016
... as Ballard Power Systems.43 In general, however, interest in super-battery electric vehicles (BEVs) re- mained tepid through the 1980s. Power sources no longer supplied Good- enough s primary engineering targets, and his interests in this period were eclectic.44 His ascribed his role in the discovery...
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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
... emphasis on farm life in Monthly biographies spoke to the values and practices of contemporary forms of mathematics. During the nation s first century, mathematics in the United States had often been tied to military and engineering applications if not other forms of practice like surveying and accounting...
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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
... Paulo); SIARQ, Arquivo Central do Sistema de Arquivos (Central Archives of the System of Archives); UDF, Universidade do Distrito Federal (University of the Federal District, Rio de Janeiro); UNICAMP, Universidade de Campinas (University of Campinas); USP, Universidade de Sa o Paulo (University of Sa o...
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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
... closely associated with the engineering sciences, such as industrial laboratories or the U.S. National Labs system, know that variety is good strategy for keeping their staff happy and the organization abreast of developments. One of my favorite examples is Richard Garwin, the IBM physicist who pops up as...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2199–208 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.199
Published: 02 April 2020
... German organizational systems (some from Nazi Germany) were reproduced in the U.S., where they proliferated through industry. It is important to see how a program that started with temporary military contracts for foreign engineers evolved into one offering citizenship and long-term contracts in private...
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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
... and manage enormous projects that brought together science, engineering, and the military, and they saved the world from fascism. The Lawrences and Wilsons subsequently leveraged this achievement and their wartime contacts as well as Cold War concern to further the esoteric knowledge that made it all...
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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
... prevailing climatic conditions. When farmers uprooted the vegetation communities suited to local conditions, they introduced disequilibrium into the system. These ideas helped to explain the rise and fall of human groups, since primitive man must have been particularly dependent upon climate, vegetation...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 495573–584 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.5.573
Published: 01 November 2019
...-born Seventh-Day Adventist George McCready Price (1870 1963) to its more recent transmutations in the writings of American hydraulic engineer Henry M. Morris (1918 2006) and Old Testament scholar John C. Whitcomb Jr. But far from being a local, indigenous, American bizarrity, as the late Harvard...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 495471–503 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.5.471
Published: 01 November 2019
... writing is devoted to treatments for fear-stricken, traumatized soldiers, but only a few studies have addressed the use of behav- ioral engineering prescribed on the battlefield itself. Looking to open the black box of scientific knowledge transfer and local- ization, global historians of science and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 495504–555 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.5.504
Published: 01 November 2019
... physiologists. I have two reasons. First, following the suggestion by Ce´cilia Bognon-Ku¨ss and Charles T. Wolfe, eds., Philosophy of Biology Before Biology (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2019), the development of biology as part of an evolving system of disciplines in the nineteenth century only incompletely...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494420–446 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.420
Published: 01 September 2019
..., Wallace reminded his readers that science possessed its own system of checks and balances that worked without the oversight of outside parties. The Martian 32. Ibid., 802. 33. John F. Wallace, The First Year s Preparatory Work on the Panama Canal, Engineering Magazine 30, no. 2 (1905): 161 74, on 174...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494459–469 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.459
Published: 01 September 2019
... are addressed by a transnational team of rabbis who are trained in both the Judaic system of ethics as well as in chemistry and biotechnology. The rabbis fly about internationally, checking on thousands of processes and additives, including genetically engineered ones, and pro- vide a halachic...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494384–419 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.384
Published: 01 September 2019
... committees, national and international scientific organizations, and officials within the Carter administration engineered a politics of restrained management of climate risk. Adopting a strategy of restraint appeared optimal not because of a pervasive disinterest in or ignorance of the potentially...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494351–383 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.351
Published: 01 September 2019
..., Goguryeo Research Foundation; KOSEF, Korean Science and Engineering Foundation; mtDNA, mitochondrial DNA; NFS, Korean National Forensic Service; NRICH,KoreanNational Research Institute of Cultural Heritage Administration; YCC, Y Chromosome Consortium. | 351 Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, Vol...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 493273–299 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.3.273
Published: 01 June 2019
... Engineers: The Politics of International Science, Recreation, and Environmental Change in Twentieth-Century Peru, The Hispanic American Historical Review 92, no. 1 (2012): 107 41. On the relationship in Meiji Japan between mountaineering and scientific calculation, see Andrew Bernstein, Weathering Fuji...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 493241–272 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.3.241
Published: 01 June 2019
... expanded to more than 40,000.1 The growth of Algerian citrus illuminates the role that technical experts in engineering, law, and especially agronomy played in economic development what the French called mise en valeur and how measurement of and intervention in the Algerian economy became a technique for...
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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
..., Bell System Technical Journal; CMB, cosmic microwave background; CRL, Columbia Radiation Laboratory; DP, Robert H. Dicke Papers, Princeton University Library; DPR, Department of Physics Records, 1870 1983, Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, Columbia University; HP, Martin Harwit Papers, Cornell...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492194–225 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.194
Published: 01 April 2019
... with professional practices of programming into the social-engineering agenda guiding the Soviet educa- tional reforms of the late 1980s. This Soviet programming expert used the ideas gathered from his Western networks to develop a research program in program- ming for children at his home institution...
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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
... emitted by the source.23 The third element is the presence of an illumination system. This paper also provides the details of an automated connection between the first element, the piston, and the third one, the illumination system, by means of a falling weight: Wilson s drawing, shown in Figure 5...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 4911–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.1.1
Published: 01 February 2019
... provided to the system or is consumed by it. The living force was not a quantitative property of the system itself. Coined work by Gustave Coriolis in 1829, Carnot s moment of activity and its equation, as developed in the engineering tradition, were important for the formulation of a full principle of...