The year 1940 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

List of years in science (table)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Drews, Jürgen (March 2000). "Drug Discovery: a Historical Perspective". Science. 287 (5460): 1960–4. Bibcode:2000Sci...287.1960D. doi:10.1126/science.287.5460.1960. PMID 10720314.
  2. ^ Robertson, Patrick (1974). The Shell Book of Firsts. London: Ebury Press. p. 124.
  3. ^ Waksman, S. A.; Woodruff, H. B. (1940). "Bacteriostatic and bacteriocidal substances produced by soil actinomycetes". Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. 45: 609–614. doi:10.3181/00379727-45-11768.
  4. ^ Kamen, Martin D. (1963). "Early History of Carbon-14: Discovery of this supremely important tracer was expected in the physical sense but not in the chemical sense". Science. 140 (3567): 584–590. Bibcode:1963Sci...140..584K. doi:10.1126/science.140.3567.584. JSTOR 1710512. PMID 17737092.
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  6. ^ Corson, D. R.; MacKenzie, K. R.; Segrè, E. (1940). "Artificially Radioactive Element 85". Physical Review. 58 (8): 672–678. Bibcode:1940PhRv...58..672C. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.58.672.
  7. ^ Mcmillan, Edwin; Abelson, Philip Hauge (1940). "Radioactive Element 93". Physical Review. 57 (12): 1185–6. Bibcode:1940PhRv...57.1185M. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.57.1185.2.
  8. ^ Hammond, George S. (1997). "Physical organic chemistry after 50 years: It has changed, but is it still there?" (PDF). Pure and Applied Chemistry. IUPAC. 69 (9): 1919–22. doi:10.1351/pac199769091919. Retrieved 2014-01-22.
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  12. ^ Ritchie, David (1986). "George Stibitz and the Bell Computers". The Computer Pioneers. New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 39. ISBN 067152397X.
  13. ^ Metropolis, Nicholas (2014). History of Computing in the Twentieth Century. Elsevier. p. 481. ISBN 9781483296685.
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  15. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: 1940 in science
  16. ^ Siple, Paul (1963). "Obituary: Carl R. Eklund, 1909-1962" (PDF). Arctic. Arctic Institute of North America. 16 (2): 147–148. doi:10.14430/arctic3531. Retrieved 2013-01-19.
  17. ^ Gowing, Margaret (1964). Britain and Atomic Energy, 1935–1945. London: Macmillan Publishing. pp. 40–43. OCLC 3195209.
  18. ^ Auto Editors of Consumer Guide. "1906-1939 Jeep: Jeep Makes History". HowStuffWorks. Retrieved 2012-05-31.