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  Science Fiction - Search View - ninemsn Encarta
More precisely, science fiction deals with events that did not happen or have not yet happened; it considers these events rationally in terms both of explanation and of consequences; and it is concerned with the impact of change on people, often with its consequences for the human race.
Science fiction has interested film-makers since the earliest days of the cinema, although not often to the benefit of the film or science fiction itself.
Two major events brought science fiction general recognition as a literature of relevance: the explosion of the first atomic bomb in 1945 and the successful landing on the Moon on July 20, 1969, of two American astronauts.
au.encarta.msn.com /text_761563123__1/Science_Fiction.html   (2527 words)

  
 Timebase Multimedia Chronography(TM) - Timebase 1937
1937 October 5 President Roosevelt, in a major speech in Chicago, warns Americans against continued isolationism, speaking of the need to "quarantine the aggressors." A strong negative response to this call indicates the strength of isolationist sentiment in the U.S. 1937 October 13 Germany guarantees Belgian independence.
1937 November General Kutiepov, chief of the former Nationalist Russian Army in exile, is kidnapped by Communist agents on the streets of Paris, taken to Moscow and executed.
1937 November 1 The Swiss Court of Criminal Appeal quashes the judment of the lower court's verdict on the authenticity of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion in its entirety.
www.humanitas-international.org /showcase/chronography/timebase/1937tbse.htm   (3315 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : 1937   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar).
May - Dáil Éireann passes the Executive Authority (Consequential Provisions) Act, 1937 which retrospectively abolished the office of Governor-General of the Irish Free State.
First science fiction convention in Leeds, United Kingdom.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /1937   (1967 words)

  
 The Study of Change - Cambridge University Press
In this first full-length work on science in modern China, James Reardon-Anderson describes the introduction and development of chemistry in China in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and examines the impact of the science on language reform, education, industry, research, culture, society, and politics.
His thesis is that science fared well at times when a balance was struck between political authority and free social development.
Science and the state during the Nanking Decade; 9.
www.cambridge.org /catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521391504   (317 words)

  
 Dictionary of Philosophy
Science of Science: The analysis and description of science from various points of view, including logic, methodology, sociology, and history of science.
A highly composite and diverse study which attempts to ascertain the limits of the special sciences, to disclose their interrelations one with another, and to examine their implications so fir as these contribute to a theory either of the universe as a whole or of some pervasive aspect of it.
Here, the foundations of various fields of science are discussed, especially from the point of view of the unity of science and scientific procedure, and the relations between the fields.
www.ditext.com /runes/s.html   (17141 words)

  
 science fiction. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Although science fiction is a form of fantastic literature, many of the events recounted are within the realm of future possibility, e.g., robots, space travel, interplanetary war, invasions from outer space.
Science fiction is generally considered to have had its beginnings in the late 19th cent.
Science fiction has established itself as a legitimate branch of literature.
www.bartleby.com /65/sc/scifi.html   (331 words)

  
 Article 3
Second, the Science Society represented a different kind of civil society from the conventional Western model: it was not an institution conceived in opposition to the state but rather one that maintained intimate and complex connections with successive governments, both national and local, throughout the Republican era.
At this time we are still troubled that science is not being promoted adequately, troubled that science education is not being developed, and troubled that the force of science is not enough to sweep away the evil spirit that spreads all over the country.
For Chinese science in general and the Science Society of China in particular to succeed, the rhetorical social capital had to be translated into real support in terms of financing and institutional building.
www.csupomona.edu /~zywang/ssc.htm   (15712 words)

  
 History of the Oregon State University Political Science Department
In 1891-92 President Bloss was professor of mental and moral science, heading the Department of Mental and Moral Philosophy, with political economy a required course first term junior year.
In 1917 the Department of Political Science became known as the Department of Government and Business Law, to be renamed the Department of Political Science two years later.
About 1937 a third faculty member was added, Dan Poling, who was assistant dean of men and half time in political science.
oregonstate.edu /Dept/pol_sci/history.htm   (1516 words)

  
 bibliography of sf criticism
Science Fiction in Deutschland: Untersuchungen zur Genese, Soziographie, und Ideologie der phantastischen Massenliteratur.
Science Fiction in Old San Francisco, Volume I: History of the Movement from 1854 to 1890.
"Science Fiction as a Spatial Genre: Generic Discontinuities and the Problem of Figuration in Vonda McIntyre's The Exile Waiting." SFS 14.1 (March 1987): 44-59.
www.depauw.edu /sfs/biblio.htm   (5954 words)

  
 fUSION Anomaly. Science Fiction
science fiction, literary genre to which a background of science or pseudoscience is integral.
H.G. The appearance of the magazines _Amazing Stories_ (1926) and _Astounding Science Fiction_ (1937) encouraged good writing in the field, which was further spurred by post-World War II technological developments.
Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today-but the core of science fiction, its essence … has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.
fusionanomaly.net /sciencefiction.html   (3256 words)

  
 Science Jokes - Mathematics, Topology, Astronomy, Thermodynamics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts.
It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.
Science is a match that man has just got alight.
www.ananthapuri.com /sciencejokes.asp?page=8_4   (2032 words)

  
 Biographies, The Scientists: A List.
Ampère, a teacher at Paris, has his permanent place in the history of science because it was his name that was given to the unit by which we measure electrical current.
Humanist, atheist and science popularizer, Julian Huxley, a Professor of Zoology, was the brother of Aldous Huxley and grandson of Thomas H. Huxley.
Kelvin's research in the transmission of electric current was to lead to the laying down of submarine cables, the ultimate one being that laid down on the floor of the Atlantic.
www.blupete.com /Literature/Biographies/Science/Scients.htm   (4560 words)

  
 Science Advisory Board, 1925-1941
The order authorized the SAB for a two- year period, during which time the NRC was granted the authority to appoint committees within the SAB to address scientific problems of the various government departments.
Unlike the Research Council, which had come to be organized around specific fields of science and technology, the SAB's organization was explicitly designed around its relationship with the government.
Accordingly, the SAB's first undertaking was a survey of the overall relationship between science and the government.
www7.nationalacademies.org /archives/sab.html   (1022 words)

  
 LSU Law Library--Women's Rights and Women's Images in Science Fiction
Michele Lacombe, Feminist Science Fiction: A Commentary 4 The Sphinx 138 (1982).
Science fiction writers : critical studies of the major authors from the early nineteenth century to the present day (1982).
Ib Johansen, The Rise of Science Fiction, in Inventing the Future: Science Fiction in the Context of Cultural History and Literary Theory 7 (Ib Johansen and Peter Ronnon-Jessen eds.
faculty.law.lsu.edu /ccorcos/biblio/womenscifi.htm   (3750 words)

  
 Black Rapids Glacier Galloped to Fame in 1937, Alaska Science Forum
Ned Rozell, a science writer at the institute, is hiking the trans-Alaska pipeline this summer to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Alaska Science Forum and the pipeline.
Though the glacier never advanced past the Delta River to block the Richardson Highway or bump Black Rapids Roadhouse, it was indeed cruising.
As one kindergarten girl asked, "why don't all glaciers surge?" That is indeed the question to which the answer has not been found, and upon which the Black Rapids studies may shed some light.
www.gi.alaska.edu /ScienceForum/ASF13/1342.html   (619 words)

  
 1938 in science
The year 1938 CE in science and technology.
See also: 1937 in science, other events of 1938, 1939 in science and the list of years in science.
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www.teachtime.com /en/wikipedia/1/19/1938_in_science.html   (65 words)

  
 Junkscience.com -- 100 things you should know about DDT
Philip Abelson, editor of Science informed Dr. Thomas Jukes that Science would never publish any article on DDT that was not antagonistic.
Poultry Science 54: 350-368 (Egg production, hatchability and shell quality depend on calcium, and are not effected by DDT and its metabolites); Spears, G and P. Waibel.
Poultry Science 54: 350-368 ("Many reports relating reproductive declines of wild birds (and body stores in those birds) to DDT and DDE were based on analytical procedures that did not distinguish between DDT and PCBs."); Sherman, RW.
www.junkscience.com /ddtfaq.htm   (5597 words)

  
 1937 - Linus Pauling Calendar - Special Collections - Oregon State University
Letter from Edward C. Barrett, Comptroller, C. to LP RE: Informing LP of actions taken at the meeting of the Executive Council (1937-07-06) affecting the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
Letter from LP to Carl Niemann RE: LP describes several of the floors and dimensions of the new Crellin Laboratory for the equipment and apparatus for new organic department.
Letter from Edward C. Barrett, Comptroller, C. to LP RE: Notifying LP of the actions taken affecting the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the meeting of the Board of Trustees (1937-08-05).
osulibrary.oregonstate.edu /specialcollections/coll/pauling/calendar/1937/08   (2898 words)

  
 1937 article - 1937 1934 1935 1936 1938 1939 1940 Decades 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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1937 article - 1937 definition - what means 1937
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/1937   (1407 words)

  
 Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science Act 1982 [Act]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
An Act to re‑define the powers, functions, duties and responsibilities of the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science; to repeal the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science Act 1937‑1978; and for other related purposes.
It should be noted that the Act was not revised (for obsolete references, etc.) by the Commissioner of Statute Revision prior to the publication of this reprint.
This Act may be cited as the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science Act 1982.
www.parliament.sa.gov.au /Catalog/legislation/Acts/i/1982.31.htm   (4475 words)

  
 Computer Science and the Modern Intellectural Agenda
Computer science is a technical topic with important connections to many non-technical topics outside of science and engineering.
This course is designed to acquaint non-scientists with some basic ideas of computer science, and with several ongoing and productive relationships between the ideas of computer science and other fields, particularly in the humanities.
To introduce some key ideas of computer science in a non-mathematical but reasonably precise way, including the ideas of computability, software and virtual machines, algorithms, symbol-processing, connectionist and parallel systems.
www.cs.yale.edu /homes/gelernter/150b.html   (555 words)

  
 Science Museum - 1937: Atom tracks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In the winter of 1937 the Science Museum mounted an exhibition with the title Atom Tracks.
Earlier Rutherford had used such disintegrations as evidence that protons were a building-block found in all nuclei.
© Science Museum and Institute of Physics, 1997.
www.sciencemuseum.org.uk /on-line/Electron/section3/1937.asp   (230 words)

  
 Short Fiction
Amelia Reynolds Long was involved in science fiction fandom around the time she was writing short stories for the pulps.
Two of her letters to science fiction editors appeared in Astonishing Stories (October 1940) and Startling Stories (March 1939).
Long also wrote to the readers' letters department ("The Eyrie") of Weird Tales magazine; one of her letters appeared in the November 1931 issue.
amelialong.tripod.com /short.htm   (453 words)

  
 SDSC Mathematical Biologist Art Winfree Nominated for French "Science Prize"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
SDSC researcher Art Winfree, of the University of Arizona, has been nominated for the Science for Art "Science Prize," sponsored by LVMH Moet Hennessy - Louis Vuitton in Paris.
SDSC's "Gather/Scatter" science magazine has also covered his work in "The Partial Differential Equations of Heart Failure" (April-June 1995), which is available on the Web at
More information on this competition can be found in "Science" 270, p.
www.sdsc.edu /SDSCwire/v2.3/1118.winfree.html   (322 words)

  
 Forensic Science Bibliography
Cuthbert, C. Science and the Detection of Crime, Hutchinson, London, 1958.
National Research Council, Committee on DNA Technology in Forensic Science, DNA Technology in Forensic Science, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 1992.
National Research Council, Committee on DNA Technology in Forensic Science, The Evaluation of Forensic DNA Evidence, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C., 1996.
www.forensicdna.com /Bibliography.html   (2690 words)

  
 Marxism and Natural Science
From The Marxist Philosophy and the Sciences, 1939
Relations of Science, Technology, and Economics Under Capitalism, and in the Soviet Union, M. Rubinstein
The Present Crisis in the Mathematical Sciences and General Outlines for Their Reconstruction, E. Colman
www.marxists.org /subject/science   (345 words)

  
 U.S. FOREIGN POLICY:Panel Calls for Science-Savvy Diplomats -- Malakoff 281 (5385): 1937 -- Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Home > Science Magazine > 25 September 1998 > Malakoff, pp.
Last week an unusually fast-moving National Academy of Sciences panel offered the U.S. State Department some plain-spoken suggestions for improving the quality of the scientific advice available to makers of foreign policy.
Although government officials say they welcome the input, many observers are skeptical that it will lead to significant changes.
www.sciencemag.org /cgi/content/summary/281/5385/1937   (248 words)

  
 science fiction
science fiction, literary genre in which a background of science or pseudoscience is an integral part of the story.
devoted exclusively to science fiction, particularly to serious explorations into the future.
In that magazine much attention was paid to literary and dramatic qualities, theme, and characterization; Campbell “discovered” and popularized many important science fiction writers, including Isaac
www.factmonster.com /ce6/ent/A0844066.html   (412 words)

  
 Satellite Evidence for an Arctic Sea Ice Cover in Transformation -- Johannessen et al. 286 (5446): 1937 -- Science
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Home > Science Magazine > 3 December 1999 > Johannessen et al., pp.
© 1999 American Association for the Advancement of Science.
www.sciencemag.org /cgi/content/abstract/286/5446/1937   (301 words)

  
 The Creation of the UNIX Operating System: Bell Labs Early Contributions to Computer Science   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Bell Labs develops fault tolerant software, an alternative to large mainframe backups, allowing a telecommunications system to "tolerate" hardware faults, and some of the design and coding faults built into them.
Bell Labs introduces Plan 9, a new distributed computer operating system and associated utilities built by the Computing Science Research Center.
Bell Labs contributions to computer communications continues with the emergence of Lucent Technologies in 1996.
www.bell-labs.com /history/unix/blcontributions.html   (1147 words)

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