1940 in science

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

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  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. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Trossarelli, L. (2010). "the history of nylon". Club Alpino Italiano, Centro Studi Materiali e Tecniche. Archived from the original on 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  5. ^ 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. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  6. ^ 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. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  7. ^ Hammond, George S. (1997). "Physical organic chemistry after 50 years: It has changed, but is it still there?". Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) 69 (9): 1919–22. doi:10.1351/pac199769091919. Retrieved 2014-01-22. 
  8. ^ Whitehead, Roger (2004). "Widdowson, Elsie May (1906–2000)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/74313. Retrieved 2011-08-10.  (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  9. ^ US patent 2668661, "Complex Computer", issued 1954-02-09, assigned to American Telephone & Telegraph 
  10. ^ Smith, Michael (2007). Station X: the Codebreakers of Bletchley Park. Pan Grand Strategy Series (rev. ed.). London: Pan Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-330-41929-1. 
  11. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: 1940 in science
  12. ^ Siple, Paul (1963). "Obituary: Carl R. Eklund, 1909-1962". Arctic (Arctic Institute of North America) 16 (2): 147–148. doi:10.14430/arctic3531. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  13. ^ Auto Editors of Consumer Guide. "1906-1939 Jeep: Jeep Makes History". HowStuffWorks. Retrieved 2012-05-31.