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This Day in Science History

  1. May 6, 2014 #1

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    Stop by every day to see a fun historical science fact for that day.
     
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  3. May 6, 2014 #2

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    May 6 1742-Birthday of Jean Senebier, discovered when green plants are exposed to sunlight they take in carbon dioxide, give off oxygen.

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  4. May 7, 2014 #3

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    May 7 1909-Birthday of physicist Edwin H. Land, invented the Polaroid camera, which developed the picture inside the camera in 60 sec.

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  5. May 8, 2014 #4

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    May 9 1962-Scientists at MIT successfully bounced a laser beam off the Moon for the first time.
     
  7. May 10, 2014 #6

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  9. May 30, 2014 #8

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    May 30 1898-Chemists William Ramsay and Morris Travers discovered the inert gas krypton.
     

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  10. Jun 2, 2014 #9

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    June 2 1922-Birthday of geochemist Clair Patterson, who made the first accurate estimate of the age of the Earth, 4.6 billion years.
     
  11. Jun 3, 2014 #10

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    June 3 1726-James Hutton born, proposed all geological features can be explained as result of slow changes taking place over MANY years.
     
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    June 4 1984-Scientists at Berkeley cloned a DNA sequence from a quagga, an extinct subspecies of zebra from South Africa.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2014 #12

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    June 5 1995-Physicists Eric Cornell & Carl Wieman created a new state of matter called a Bose-Einstein condensate.
     
  14. Jun 6, 2014 #13

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    June 6 1683-The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford, England, was opened to the public. World's 1st public museum.
     
  15. Jun 8, 2014 #14

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    June 8 1955-Birthday of physicist Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web.
     
  16. Jun 15, 2014 #15

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    June 15 1752-Benjamin Franklin performed his famous kite experiment, proving that lightning is a form of electricity.
     
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