A few years ago the rate of production of scientists and (not too surprisingly) the rate of production of scientific articles was doubling every ten years. Really new science was coming out at a tremendous rate, generating major new areas such as solid state physics, molecular biology, radio-astronomy, and major breakthroughs such as the cracking of the genetic code, the discoveries of the transistor effect, of pulsars, and quasars, of techniques of stereospecific syntheses, of ultrasensitive methods of compound detection, identification, analysis, and structure determination, and of new fundamental particles in profusion.
Iowa Science Teachers' Journal
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Hansen, Robert S.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 8
, Article 12.
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