The Royal Society, as in The Royal Society of the UK, has been around for 350 years and is celebrating, in part, by making available highlights of scientific papers on its Trailblazing web site. It is a nicely done Flash timeline giving you easy access to papers such as Capt. James Cook’s report on preventing scurvy during a sea voyage in 1752-1755, proof that fingerprints are unique in 1891, and, my favorite, Ben Franklin’s 1751 letter describing his kite experiment with electric-fire (don’t try this at home, kiddies).
About Art Zemon
Omni-curious geek. By night: building an airplane. By day: writing software.