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AeronauticsEdit

Astronomy and space explorationEdit

 
Total solar eclipse of August 11, viewed from France

BiologyEdit

ChemistryEdit

  • Elements 118 and 116 are claimed to be made for the first time. Later retracted when results could not be replicated.

Computer scienceEdit

  • March 26 – The Melissa worm attacks the Internet.
  • June – RFC 2616 defines HTTP/1.1, the version of Hypertext Transfer Protocol in common use.
  • September 21 – David Bowie's Hours becomes the first complete music album by a major artist available to download over the Internet in advance of the physical release.[1]
  • First working 3-qubit NMR computer demonstrated at IBM's Almaden Research Center. First execution of Grover's algorithm.
  • Probable date – First emojis introduced, in Japan.[citation needed]

GeologyEdit

MathematicsEdit

PaleontologyEdit

PhysicsEdit

Physiology and medicineEdit

TelecommunicationsEdit

  • The first BlackBerry is released, using the same hardware as the Inter@ctive pager 950, and running on the Mobitex network.

AwardsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cummings, Sue (1999-09-22). "The Flux in Pop Music Has a Distinctly Download Beat to It". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
  2. ^ Crilly, Tony (2007). 50 Mathematical Ideas you really need to know. London: Quercus. p. 117. ISBN 978-1-84724-008-8.
  3. ^ Amir, Ruthie E.; Van den Veyver, Ignatia; Wan, Mimi; Tran, Charles; Francke, Uta; Zoghbi, Huda Y. (1999). "Rett syndrome is caused by mutations in X-linked MECP2, encoding methyl-CpG-binding protein 2". Nature Genetics. 23 (2): 185–8. doi:10.1038/13810. PMID 10508514.