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Royal Society puts 350 yrs of Scientific Discovery online

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posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 07:51 AM
I read about The Royal Society's site 'Trailblazing' in the Daily Mail.

Unfortunately the link to their article doesn't work properly - you have to find the article in the list on the right hand side (Title starts: Blood Transfusions to Black Holes).

Here is the link to Trailblazing

Quotes and pictures from Daily Mail:

Landmark moments in the history of science, from a grisly early blood transfusion to Stephen Hawking's theories about black holes, have been celebrated online today to mark the 350th birthday of the Royal Society.

For the first time, original manuscripts of papers published by the world's oldest scientific institution have been made available to the public via the internet.

Among the highlights from the interactive 'Trailblazing' site are Sir Isaac Newton's landmark research on white light being made up by a rainbow of colours and Benjamin Franklin's famous kite-flying experiment to identify the electrical nature of lightning in 1752.

Also included is a 1770 study confirming the young Mozart as a musical child genius, and Professor Stephen Hawking's early writings on black holes.
They are among 60 articles chosen from among 60,000 that have appeared in the Royal Society's journals. The publications include Philosophical Transactions (Phil. Trans.), the oldest continuously published scientific journal in the world.

"World's first reflecting telescope made by Sir Isaac Newton":

"Invention of the Voltaic Pile - the first electric battery":

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posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 08:26 AM
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posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 02:08 PM
I like Newton's "Trackball" design for the movement of his telescope.
An elegant solution.

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posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 04:37 PM
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Well, Sir Issac was no dummy. Very fashionable scope. I wonder how well it works? Does seem to be lacking in the aperture department but the "track ball" aspect is pretty ingenious.

posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 07:34 PM
Source: Daily Mail - picture and quote.

"A model that demonstrates the transit of the planet Venus made by the English instrument maker Benjamin Cole in the 1760s. Cole's paper on the topic is one of the released sources on The Royal Society's 'Trailblazing' website to mark it's 350th anniversary"

This was so beautiful I couldn't resist posting it.

[edit on 1-12-2009 by berenike]

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