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Monday, 30th November 2009

Science: Britain's Royal Society Puts Rare Scientific Manuscripts Online via "Trailblazing" Web Site

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From an AFP Article:

Historic manuscripts by Sir Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin and other ground-breaking scientists will be published online for the first time, Britain's Royal Society said Monday.

The society, the world's oldest scientific institution, will release famous literature on the web that it has published in its journals over the centuries as part of celebrations to mark its 350th anniversary.

The works include a 1770 scientific study confirming that composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a genius and, more recently, acclaimed British scientist Stephen Hawking's early writings on black holes.

Called Trailblazing, the interactive site contains 60 articles chosen from among the 60,000 that have appeared in the Royal Society's journals.

Source: AFP (via Yahoo News)

Giant leaps for mankind go online for Royal Society's 350th birthday

Among the highlights from the interactive "Trailblazing" site are a gruesome account of a 17th century blood transfusion, Sir Isaac Newton's landmark research on light and colour, and Benjamin Franklin's famous kite-flying experiment to identify the electrical nature of lightning in 1752. Also included is a 1770 scientific study confirming the young Mozart as a musical child genius, and Professor Stephen Hawking's early writings on black holes...The publications include Philosophical Transactions, the oldest continuously published scientific journal in the world. Also featured on the site are insights from modern-day experts carrying on the work of giants in science such as Newton, Franklin, Robert Hooke and Michael Faraday.

Source: The Scotsman

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