1791 in science

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The year 1791 in science and technology involved some significant events.

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  • Pierre Prévost shows that all bodies radiate heat, no matter how hot or cold they are.

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  1. ^ In the treatise "De viribus electricitatis in motu musculari commentarius" ("Commentary on the Force of Electricity on Muscular Motion") published in the proceedings of the Institute of Sciences at Bologna (vol. 7) and separately at Modena the following year.
  2. ^ Reported to the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall and in Crell's Annalen. Emsley, John (2001). "Titanium". Nature's Building Blocks: An A-Z Guide to the Elements. Oxford University Press. p. 452. ISBN 0-19-850340-7. 
  3. ^ British patent no. 1825.
  4. ^ Ball, Philip (2004). Critical Mass. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. p. 53. ISBN 0-374-53041-6.