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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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...J. B. Dunlop develops the pneumatic tire. 1892 Diesel engine patented. 1895 Wilhelm Roentgen discovers X-rays. 1896 A. H. Bequerel discovers radiation. S. A. Arrhenius proposes greenhouse effect and role of carbon dioxide. 1897 J. J. Thomson discovers the electron. 1898 Pierre and Marie Curie discover the elements radium and polonium. 1901 Max Planck publishes Laws of Radiation . M. G. Marconi transmits radiotelegraph message across Atlantic. 1903 Orville and Wilbur Wright accomplish first controlled powered flight. 1904 Ronald Ross establishes connection...