1996 in science

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The year 1996 in science and technology involved many significant events, listed below.

Astronomy and space exploration[edit]

The cloning process that produced Dolly.

Biology[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

Computer science[edit]

Exploration[edit]

Medicine[edit]

Meteorology[edit]

  • January 7 – A large blizzard hits the Eastern United States, killing more than 100.
  • May 13 – Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kills 600.
  • July 18–21 – Storms provoke severe flooding on the Saguenay River in Quebec, in one of Canada's most costly natural disasters.
  • August 2 – The first blizzard of snow in Texas.

Philosophy[edit]

Technology[edit]

  • Zenith introduces the first HDTV-compatible front projection television in the United States. Broadcasters, TV & PC manufacturers set industry standards for digital HDTV.
  • APS film format is introduced.
  • Successful demonstration of magnetic refrigeration.

Publications[edit]

Awards[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gleick, James (1996-12-01). "A Bug and A Crash". New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  2. ^ Hofmann, S. et al. (1996). "The new element 112". Zeitschrift für Physik A 354 (1): 229–230. doi:10.1007/BF02769517. 
  3. ^ "Our history in depth". Corporate Information. Google. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  4. ^ "The Shetland Times V. The Shetland News". The 'Lectric Law Library. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  5. ^ Greenberg, Andy (2009-10-05). "The Man Who's Beating Google". Forbes. 
  6. ^ Li, Yanhong (July–August 1998). "Toward a Qualitative Search Engine". IEEE Internet Computing 2 (4): 24–29. doi:10.1109/4236.707687. 
  7. ^ "About RankDex". IDD Information Services. Retrieved 2014-06-04. 
  8. ^ USPTO, "Hypertext Document Retrieval System and Method", US Patent number: 5920859, Inventor: Yanhong Li, Filing date: 5 February 1997, Issue date: 6 July 1999.
  9. ^ Kahle, Brewster (March 1997). "Archiving the Internet". Scientific American. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  10. ^ "About the Cochrane Library". The Cochrane Library. Archived from the original on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  11. ^ Will, R. G.; Ironside, J. W.; Zeidler, M. (April 1996). "A new variant of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease in the UK". The Lancet 347 (9006): 921–5. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(96)91412-9. PMID 8598754. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  12. ^ Boolell, M.; Allen, M.J.; Ballard, S.A.; Gepi-Attee, S.; Muirhead, G.J.; Naylor, A.M.; Osterloh, I.H.; Gingell, C. (1996). "Sildenafil: an orally active type 5 cyclic GMP-specific phosphodiesterase inhibitor for the treatment of penile erectile dysfunction". International Journal of Impotence Research 8 (2): 47–52. PMID 8858389. 
  13. ^ "Willard Van Orman Quine". Inamori Foundation. Retrieved 15 December 2012.