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]

  • Elements 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]

Mathematics[edit]

Paleontology[edit]

Physics[edit]

Physiology and medicine[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]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cummings, Sue (1999-09-22). "The Flux in Pop Music Has a Distinctly Download Beat to It". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-01. 
  2. ^ Crilly, Tony (2007). 50 Mathematical Ideas you really need to know. London: Quercus. p. 117. ISBN 978-1-84724-008-8. 
  3. ^ Amir, Ruthie E.; Van den Veyver, Ignatia; Wan, Mimi; Tran, Charles; Francke, Uta; Zoghbi, Huda Y. (1999). "Rett syndrome is caused by mutations in X-linked MECP2, encoding methyl-CpG-binding protein 2" (PDF). Nature Genetics. 23 (2): 185–8. doi:10.1038/13810. PMID 10508514. Retrieved 2015-02-16.