1999 in science

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The year 1999 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Aeronautics[edit]

Astronomy and space exploration[edit]

Total solar eclipse of August 11, viewed from France

Biology[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

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

Computer science[edit]

Geology[edit]

  • January 25 – A 6.0 Richter scale earthquake hits western Colombia, killing at least 1,000.
  • August 17 – A 7.4-magnitude earthquake strikes northwestern Turkey, killing more than 17,000 and injuring 44,000.

Mathematics[edit]

Physics[edit]

Telecommunications[edit]

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

Awards[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crilly, Tony (2007). 50 Mathematical Ideas you really need to know. London: Quercus. p. 117. ISBN 978-1-84724-008-8.