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The History of Science and Technology: A Browser's Guide to the Great Discoveries, Inventions, and the People Who Made Them from the Dawn of Time to Today
In this age of genetic engineering and global warming, it is more important than ever to understand the history and current trends of science and technology. With so much information out there,Expand
The Timetables of Science: A Chronology of the Most Important People and Events in the History of Science, Alexandre Hellemans and Bryan Bunch. 1988. Simon & Schuster, New York, NY. 656 pages. ISBN:
Presents a clearly organized chronological account of the major events in the history of science, from its origins to the present day.
A new twist on radio waves
By now, you'd expect that communications engineers would have explored every trick in their century-old effort to cram more data into a limited number of frequencies. But researchers in Italy andExpand
Two steps closer to a quantum internet [News]
In theory, the counterintuitive workings of quantum mechanics can guarantee that digital communications are utterly immune to prying eyes. That theory has advanced quickly, but the practice is nowExpand
German team creates new type of transistor-like device
  • A. Hellemans
  • Computer Science, Engineering
  • IEEE Spectrum
  • 10 January 2003
A surprise discovery of a new effect has opened the (admittedly long-term) possibility of creating active electronic components smaller than present-day conventional transistors. Expand
The Netherlands' carbon dilemma: sequester or recycle? [News]
As soon as the new Dutch government took office in October, it announced an aggressive target—to reduce carbon emissions by 49 percent by 2030. This will ultimately require the Netherlands toExpand
The Timetables of Technology: A Chronology of the Most Important People and Events in the History of Technology
On the heels of its highly successful predecessor The Timetables of Science, this expansive reference on technology takes readers from the invention of the wheel to the latest breakthroughs inExpand
Galaxy's Oldest Stars Shed Light on Big Bang
ASTRONOMYCosmologists studying the element-forming processes in the big bang have been trying to look back through the clutter of more recently formed elements to learn the exact composition of thatExpand
French team demonstrates terahertz transistor
The creation of a nanotransistor that generates a terahertz signal by means of plasma waves was reported by researchers in France in the 29 March issue of Applied Physics Letters. Such devices couldExpand
Basic science
Whereas today's basic research can seed tomorrow's technology, just which research will bear useful fruit is not always evident. Breakthroughs in laser science and solid-state physics often findExpand