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aberration, stellar

aberration, stellar   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

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Science and technology, History of Science
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484 words

Because the observer on the earth is often moving across the path of the incoming light from a star, the

Abortion Debates and Science

Abortion Debates and Science   Reference library

Tracy A. Weitz and Carole Joffe

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

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2015

The longstanding abortion conflict in the United States (U.S.) is generally understood as a debate between religious-based morality claims about

abortion/anti-abortion conflict

abortion/anti-abortion conflict   Reference library

Science, Technology, and Society

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2006

The U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade legalized induced abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy “free

academies and learned societies

academies and learned societies   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

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Science and technology, History of Science
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2,330 words

“Ci-gît un qui ne fut rien, pas même académicien” (“Here lies someone who was nobody, not even an academician”). This

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia   Reference library

Paul D. Brinkman

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

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2015

Founded in 1812 in Philadelphia—then the commercial and scientific hub of the United States—the Academy of Natural Sciences is America’s

accelerator

accelerator   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

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Science and technology, History of Science
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995 words

During the twentieth century physicists developed increasingly powerful artificial means to produce very high-energy particles to transform or disintegrate atoms.

acid and base

acid and base   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

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Science and technology, History of Science
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966 words

To bring some order to the natural world, people have long classified substances according to taste and appearance. Among the

acoustics and hearing

acoustics and hearing   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

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Science and technology, History of Science
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1,039 words

Acoustics, the science of sound, falls at the intersection of several fields, including mechanics, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism. Scientific interest

advancement of science, national associations for the

advancement of science, national associations for the   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

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Science and technology, History of Science
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1,242 words

During the seventeenth century naturalists and philosophers emphasized scientific communication among themselves and sought venues for public demonstrations of scientific

Advertising, Medical

Advertising, Medical   Reference library

David Herzberg

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

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2015

Medical advertising, or the commercial marketing of medical goods and services, has a long history in America despite the health

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