1980 in science

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The year 1980 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

Astronomy and space exploration[edit]

  • November 12 – Voyager program: The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn when it flies within 77,000 miles (124,000 km) of the planet's cloud-tops and sends the first high resolution images of the world back to scientists on Earth.


Computer science[edit]








  1. ^ Mizushima, K.; Jones, P. C.; Wiseman, P. J.; Goodenough, J. B. (June 1980). "LixCoO2 (0<x≪-1): A new cathode material for batteries of high energy density". Materials Research Bulletin. 15: 783–789. doi:10.1016/0025-5408(80)90012-4. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  2. ^ Dronsfield, Alan (January 2011). "Inorganic Chemical Laboratory, Oxford/John Goodenough Landmark Award" (PDF). RSC Historical Group Newsletter. Royal Society of Chemistry: 25–27. Retrieved 2012-01-17. 
  3. ^ Bellis, Mary. "IBM History". About.com. Retrieved 2011-11-30. 
  4. ^ Aamidor, Abe. "Thank this guy for 'control-alt-delete'". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 2011-11-30. 
  5. ^ Lueg, Christopher; Fisher, Danyel, eds. (2003). From Usenet to CoWebs: interacting with social information spaces. London: Springer. ISBN 1-85233-532-7. 
  6. ^ Fukushima, Kunihiko (1980). "Neocognitron: A Self-organizing Neural Network Model for a Mechanism of Pattern Recognition Unaffected by Shift in Position" (PDF). Biological Cybernetics. 36 (4): 193–202. PMID 7370364. doi:10.1007/bf00344251. Retrieved 2013-12-10. 
  7. ^ Ciresan, Dan; Meier, Ueli; Schmidhuber, Jürgen (June 2012). "Multi-column deep neural networks for image classification". 2012 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. New York: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: 3642–3649. ISBN 9781467312264. OCLC 812295155. arXiv:1202.2745v1Freely accessible. doi:10.1109/CVPR.2012.6248110. 
  8. ^ Alvarez, Luis W.; Alvarez, Walter; Asaro, Frank; Michel, Helen V. (1980). "Extraterrestrial cause for the Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction" (PDF). Science. 208 (4448): 1095–1108. Bibcode:1980Sci...208.1095A. PMID 17783054. doi:10.1126/science.208.4448.1095. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  9. ^ Mayes, R.; Horwitz, A. V. (2005). "DSM-III and the revolution in the classification of mental illness". Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences. 41: 249–67. PMID 15981242. doi:10.1002/jhbs.20103. 
  10. ^ Wilson, M. (1993). "DSM-III and the transformation of American psychiatry: a history". American Journal of Psychiatry. 150 (3): 399–410. PMID 8434655. doi:10.1176/ajp.150.3.399. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  11. ^ Speigel, Alix (2005-01-03). "The Dictionary of Disorder: How one man revolutionized psychiatry". The New Yorker: 56–63. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  12. ^ "MRI Scanner (1980)". Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Scheme. Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board. 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2012-01-06.