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  science. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Mathematics, while not a science, is closely allied to the sciences because of their extensive use of it.
The physical sciences include physics, chemistry, and astronomy; the earth sciences (sometimes considered a part of the physical sciences) include geology, paleontology, oceanography, and meteorology; and the life sciences include all the branches of biology such as botany, zoology, genetics, and medicine.
Science, in the modern sense of the term, came into being in the 16th and 17th cent., with the merging of the craft tradition with scientific theory and the evolution of the scientific method.
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In "The Ascent of Science," Brian Silver, a professor of physical chemistry at the Israel Institute of Technology, refutes the learned English professor.
Although it is intended for the lay reader, the science is rigorous and humanists will have to work hard to understand it.
"Science is not a means of obtaining absolute truth," he writes.
scibooks.org /ascentofscience.html   (839 words)

 Science and astrology
Women, Science and Medicine 1500-1700: Mothers and Sisters of the Royal Society.
Smith, Alan G. Science and Society in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.
This site is supported by the University of Victoria and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
ise.uvic.ca /Library/SLT/reference/bscience.html   (424 words)

 Science -- News and Staffs 286 (5448): 2239   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Science honors nine additional major discoveries in fields that span the universe, from the edgy dance of subatomic particles to the biological wizardry that imprints memories.
In December 1998, the publication of the first genome of a multicellular organism, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, ushered in a new era in genomics--that of rapidly comparing thousands of genes in complex organisms.
Faced with a data deluge, bioinformation experts this year revved up their efforts to link different kinds of information, hoping to allow researchers of all stripes to capitalize on the growing genomic riches.
www.omni-guide.com /Pages/TechPapers/Breakthrough.htm   (3093 words)

For instance, SPs are being explored for their potential in optics, magneto-optic data storage, microscopy, and solar cells, as well as being used to construct sensors for detecting biologically interesting molecules.
SPs are waves that propagate along the surface of a conductor, usually a metal, and are essentially light waves that are trapped on the surface because of their interaction with the free electrons of the conductor (strictly speaking, they should be called surface plasmon polaritons to reflect this hybrid nature(2)).
Plasmons and phonons are examples of "collective excitation", a quantized mode in a many-body system produced by cooperative motion of the whole system as the result of interaction between particles.
scienceweek.com /2004/sa041217-6.htm   (1450 words)

 H-Net Review: Andre Wakefield on Newtonianism for the Ladies and Other Uneducated Souls: The Popularization of Science ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Rogers frames her study in terms that will be familiar to all readers of Kant and Habermas: the Enlightenment sought to cultivate autonomous thought and action, while relying on an expanding public sphere of readers to achieve those goals.
Within this framework, the popularization of science served to reify existing social boundaries and distinctions, while print culture, with its mechanisms of control, divided the knowledge-maker from the recipients of knowledge.
Still, she is quite clear about the moral of her story: "I believe that by unearthing some of these mechanisms, we may look at the roots of contemporary sexism and elitism and contribute to undoing the power it still has in contemporary culture" (p.
www.h-net.org /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=197241121108401   (759 words)

 By Publisher Family, Non-returnable borrowing August, 1998 -- August, 1999, Summary of Titles Borrowed more than 8 Times
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 Materials Science at UW-Madison
Materials Science at UW-Madison is nationally recognized and is committed to providing leadership in research, education and outreach services.
The former is administered by the Materials Science Program, while the latter resides with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Recent materials science research results that have had national impact include preparation of the first micron-sized metal gears, major advances in X-ray lithography that can be exploited in the design of microelectronic devices, and experiments that have revealed the nature of "weak links" in high-temperature superconductors.
www.engr.wisc.edu /matsci   (621 words)

The different branches of science deal in the main with the different levels of organisation of physical substance.
Fields like psychology, anthropology, and sociology move away from the boundaries of science altogether.
There is so much material on different branches of science on the web that it is pointless citing links to individual pages.
www.kheper.net /topics/science/science.htm   (1958 words)

 HIST 2D LEC 1: Religion, the Occult, and Science: Science, Magic, and Religion, 1600 to the Present
This course considers how these once relatively undifferentiated notions - science, magic and religion - developed into the distinct concepts of our modern framework.  While we come to understand the historical contexts that evolved these distinctions, we will likewise gain understanding and insight into the modern conflicts currently being fought along these boundaries.
From the Esoteric to the Exoteric: Bacon, Galileo and the Rise of Experimental Science
Richard Noakes, “Spiritualism Science and the Supernatural in mid Victorian Britain”, in The Victorian Supernatural (2004), 23-40.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /06S/hist2d-1   (634 words)

 naturalSCIENCE Journal Review
To be sure, the field of human biology has been able to function effectively without much more than a nominal reference to the actual principles of evolutionary theory for a very long time.
The metric analysis and the use of the coefficient of variation is all very carefully and conscientiously thought out, but no consideration is given to the fact that island populations are not the proper model to use for comparison with continentally distributed populations.
Loring Brace is Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Biological Anthropology at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
naturalscience.com /ns/books/book12.html   (2129 words)

 Eclipse that Changed the Universe - Einstein's Theory of Relativity
It was set to turn the science of the Universe on its head.
Newton’s position was set out in his monumental Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published in 1687.
The Principia – as it’s familiarly known - laid down a set of mathematical laws that described all forms of motion in the Universe.
www.firstscience.com /site/articles/coles.asp   (1738 words)

 History of Science and Technology Course Syllabus
"The Eighteenth Century" -- Science from 1687 to 1787
"The Nineteenth Century" -- Science from 1787 to 1887
"The Twentieth Century" -- Science from 1887 to 1987
www.public.asu.edu /~warrenve/syllabus.html   (474 words)

These findings enabled him to make fundamental contributions to mathematics, astronomy, and theoretical and experimental physics.
Newton summarized his discoveries in terrestrial and celestial mechanics in his Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica [mathematical principles of natural philosophy] (1687), one of the greatest milestones in the history of science.
In it he showed how his principle of universal gravitation provided an explanation both of falling bodies on the earth and of the motions of planets, comets, and other bodies in the heavens.
www.topsciencenews.com /index.html   (414 words)

 Science Central - Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Category: Science » Math » Publications » Online Texts
Principia by Isaac Newton (1687) translated by Andrew Motte (1729) in HTML (incomplete).
): An account of the foundations of mathematics (algebra) and theoretical computer science, from a modern constructive viewpoint by Paul Taylor.
www.sciencecentral.com /site/500808   (232 words)

1) Surface science is an important and well-established branch of materials science involving the study of changes in material properties near a surface or interface.
A fundamental issue has been atomic reconstruction: how the surface lattice symmetry differs from the bulk.
As a step towards a general understanding of such phenomena, the authors present a theoretical study of an interface between a strongly correlated Mott insulator and a band insulator.
scienceweek.com /2004/sc040806-2.htm   (1257 words)

 Henry More - Cambridge University Press
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London
More's important contributions to science are illuminated, particularly his work on space and time which influenced Newton, and the book gives fascinating insights into his spiritual philosophy and his preoccupation with witchcraft.
The depth of Professor Hall's scholarship makes the book an exceptional account of the turbulent world of the Scientific Revolution.
www.cambridge.org /catalogue/catalogue.asp?ISBN=0521562236   (200 words)

 The Designing Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Atmospheric scientists have suggested that methane levels in the atmosphere may have been 1000 times higher than they are today, created initially by volcanoes and later by methane-producing microbes (Science, 25 June 1999, p.
At first, this methane may have been beneficial, creating a greenhouse effect that kept the planet from freezing.
Modern humans have brain sizes larger than any other placental mammal relative to body size.
www.godandscience.org /evolution/design.html   (2931 words)

 IMMUNOLOGY: The Elusive NKT Cell Antigen--Is the Search Over? -- Godfrey et al. 306 (5702): 1687 -- Science
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www.sciencemag.org /cgi/content/short/306/5702/1687   (465 words)

 Science and Society Picture Library - Search
Inside title page to Newton's 'Principia Mathematica', 1687.
Page one of Edmond Halley's Ode to Newton, 1687.
Page two of Edmond Halley's Ode to Newton, 1687.
www.scienceandsociety.co.uk /results.asp?txtkeys1=Latin   (132 words)

 SparkNotes: The Scientific Revolution (1550-1700)
Cooperation in Science: The Role of the Royal Society (1662-1700)
Revival of the Study of Nature (16th Century)
Ask a question or start a discussion on the SparkNotes community boards.
www.sparknotes.com /history/european/scientificrevolution   (141 words)

 Factors contributing to decreased protein stability when aspartic acid residues are in {beta}-sheet regions -- ...
Articles by Pokkuluri, P.R. Articles by Schiffer, M. Protein Science (2002), 11:1687-1694.
Factors contributing to decreased protein stability when aspartic acid residues are in ß-sheet regions
Biology Center beam line at the Advanced Photon Source was supported
www.proteinscience.org /cgi/content/full/11/7/1687   (3817 words)

 Lysosomal Glycosphingolipid Recognition by NKT Cells -- Zhou et al. 306 (5702): 1786 -- Science
Home > Science Magazine > 3 December 2004 > Zhou et al.
Originally published in Science Express on 11 November 2004
Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China.
www.sciencemag.org /cgi/content/abstract/306/5702/1786   (2153 words)

 PROTEIN STRUCTURE: Molecular Rotary Motors -- Fillingame 286 (5445): 1687 -- Science
Jump to: Page Content, Section Navigation, Site Navigation, Site Search, Account Information, or Site Tools.
Home > Science Magazine > 26 November 1999 > Fillingame, pp.
Articles by Fillingame, R. Find Citing Articles in:
www.sciencemag.org /cgi/content/summary/286/5445/1687   (578 words)

 Climate driven increases in global terrestrial net primary production from 1982 to 1999
       Materials and methods are available as supporting material on Science Online
Methods in Ecosystem Science O. Sala, R. Jackson, H. Mooney, Eds.
This work was supported by various grants from the NASA Earth Science Enterprise and Intelligent Data Understanding program to RRN, SWR, RBM and CJT.
cliveg.bu.edu /globalgarden/nemanietal-science.htm   (1721 words)

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