2010 in science

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8 July 2010: the Solar Impulse (pictured) becomes the first aircraft to complete a non-stop 24-hour flight using only solar power.

The year 2010 involved numerous significant scientific events and discoveries, some of which are listed below. The United Nations declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity.[1]

Events, discoveries and inventions[edit]

3 January 2010: British scientists create working artificial arteries (artery cross-section pictured).

January[edit]

February[edit]

15 February 2010: scientists state that the 1969 Murchison meteorite (fragment pictured) contained a large number of organic compounds.

March[edit]

1 March 2010: NASA confirms the presence of large quantities of water ice on the north pole of the Moon.

April[edit]

May[edit]

20 May 2010: scientists led by Craig Venter (pictured) create a living cell with an entirely artificial genome.

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

14 September 2010: Honda's FCX Clarity (pictured), the world's first production-line hydrogen car, arrives in the United Kingdom.

October[edit]

November[edit]

17 November 2010: scientists at CERN (pictured) trap neutral antimatter atoms for the first time.

December[edit]

Prizes[edit]

Abel Prize[edit]

Main article: Abel Prize

Fields Medal[edit]

Main article: Fields Medal

Nobel Prize[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

15 January 2010: Marshall Warren Nirenberg, a Nobel Prize-winning American biochemist, dies aged 82.

February[edit]

March[edit]

22 March 2010: Ky Fan, a Chinese-American mathematician and theorist, dies aged 95.

April[edit]

May[edit]

3 June 2010: Vladimir Arnold, a Russian mathematician, dies aged 72.

June[edit]

July[edit]

14 October 2010: Benoît Mandelbrot, a French-American mathematician, dies aged 85.

September[edit]

October[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welcome to the International Year of Biodiversity. Convention on Biological Diversity, 26 April 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2011
  2. ^ "Iranian researchers invent nanoabsorbent to remove heavy metals from wastewater". WaterWorld.com. 21 January 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Iranian scientists to produce nuclear energy with laser technology". Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  4. ^ Mukherjee, Siddhartha (16 November 2010). The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. New York: Simon and Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4391-0795-9. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  5. ^ Seedhouse, Erik (2013). SpaceX : making commercial spaceflight a reality. Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer Dordrecht. pp. vii, 203. ISBN 978-1-4614-5513-4. 
  6. ^ (Space.com)

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