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Where can we find a summary of the discoveries of every year

  1. Mar 9, 2010 #1
    ¿Where can we find a summary of the discoveries of every year?

    Hi

    I was thinking in which were the most important discoveries last year, for example, and I have to recognize that I have no idea.

    I suppose that if you read newspapers, magazines... you will learn a lot, but in a year there are a lot of news, and into physics there are a lot of subdisciplines.

    I would like to know if exists some kind of qualitative summary of the discoveries of every year, categorised in paragraphs , I mean you can make a search like this:

    Year: 2006

    Category: Nuclear physics

    Or:

    Year: 2008

    Category: quantum chromodynamics


    Thanks for the answers
     
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  3. Mar 9, 2010 #2

    berkeman

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    Re: ¿Where can we find a summary of the discoveries of every year?

    The weekly magazine Science News used to have an annual summary issue that was pretty comprehensive. I'll see if I can find a link...
     
  4. Mar 9, 2010 #3

    berkeman

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    Re: ¿Where can we find a summary of the discoveries of every year?

    Here's the magazine's website, but I didn't see any obvious links to the annual summary issues:

    http://www.sciencenews.org/

    Almost for sure you local university library will have hard copies, though. Check it out.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2010 #4

    Evo

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    Re: ¿Where can we find a summary of the discoveries of every year?

    This one lists all science discoveries but it only goes back a few years.

    http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/
     
  6. Mar 9, 2010 #5
    Re: ¿Where can we find a summary of the discoveries of every year?

    I would investigate with spires
     
  7. Mar 10, 2010 #6
    Re: ¿Where can we find a summary of the discoveries of every year?

    Interesting, I will search in my university tomorrow for some printed material.


    Great link, very similar to what I was searching for , here an example:

    http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=114372&org=NSF

    But I have a doubt, ¿Is it a general resource? ¿Or is it related only with NSF supported advances?.

    I mean ¿can I find something discovered at cern? (for example cern, or any other source)



    Nice too, most cited articles of the year, is not a review itself but can help you to find most important articles, appreciated.
     
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