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    The Royal Geographical Society (RGS) in 1830 was established in London and in 1859 received the royal charter from Queen Victoria. The purpose was to explore ‘unknown’ lands for the purpose of scientific investigations and to share discoveries of the exploration with other geographers. The society was established in order to advance Geography as a subject and science it is viewed as vital in shaping the past and future of Geography. The society was also a heavy influence in establishing Geography

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    Mountains of the Moon: A Re-inscription of the Colonial Master Narrative If Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke were alive in 1989 to see the release of Bob Rafelson’s Mountains of the Moon, what would their response to the film be?  Would they agree with the way Rafelson’s film depicts their remarkable journey into Africa to find the source of the Nile River?  Would they agree with the way the film dramatizes their relationship with each other?  The answers to these questions would help a

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    Women in the Math World

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    their students. "One study revealed that women accounted for 15% of students in computer science, 16% in electrical engineering,. . . Gender splits in the faculty were similar" (Cukier). There are few women that have made an impact on the math society compared with the number of men. A person can ramble off names such as Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Pythagoras of Samos, and Jean-François Niceron. Where are the women mathematicians? This paper will examine the lives of women that have made

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    Sir Isaac Newton

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    Isaac Newton may have been the greatest and most influential scientist and mathematician in history, but he would not appreciate that title.  For Newton didn’t invent calculus and create the basis for modern physics under pressure and for a purpose, he was, as he said “only like a boy playing on the sea shore” (Gleick 4).  Newton, for most of his life, was quiet and kept his work to himself.  He suffered a rather formalistic childhood without a father; his mother married a rich man who wanted a wife

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    george wells beadle

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    George Wells Beadle was born at Wahoo, Nebraska, U.S.A., October 22, 1903, the son of Chauncey Elmer Beadle, a farmer, and his wife Hattie Albro. George was educated at the Wahoo High School and might himself have become a farmer if one of his teachers at school had not directed his mind towards science and persuaded him to go to the College of Agriculture at Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1926 he took his B.Sc. degree at the University of Nebraska and subsequently worked for a year with Professor F.D. Keim

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    Ernest Rutherford is a pioneer who took his dreams to life. He became a chemist/ philosopher and did many extraordinary experiments, especially for what he is heard after. He was the first philosopher to split an atom. It was extremely dangerous, he took the risk and did it, he did one of the hardest things of chemistry. He is one of the greatest chemists in history. He was born in August 30, 1871 in New Zealand. He was 4th child of the 12 children and the 2nd son of James and Martha Rutherford.

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    Benjamin Franklin

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    383) This was the beginning of many awards in his experiments to come. He was elected to the Royal Society on May 29, 1756. This is probably one of the most influential factors in his work and this is one way that his work was seen by people all over Europe and other parts of the world. Members of the Royal Society had their scientific works published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. (DOSB,129) Some of Franklin’s first works were studying electricity in the 1740’s and this

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    observe a glimpse of bacteria that he found in water; the first illustration of the bacteria is demonstrated in a representation by Leeuwenhoek in the 1683 “Philosophical Transactions” publication. In this publication, Leeuwenhoek wrote to the Royal Society about his observations of the inside of an old man’s mouth. He found "an unbelievably great company of living animalcules [Latin for ‘little animals’], a-swimming more nimbly than any I had ever seen up to this time. The biggest sort... bent their

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    Newton Theory Of Gravity Research Paper

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    his discoveries. In particular, Newton’s obsession of the occult and theology, the previous works from his predecessors, and the correspondences between his peers demonstrate that modern society overrated Newton’s ingenuity. Scientists today admire Newton based on the legacy he left. In the London Royal Society Poll, the scientists are asked if Albert Einstein or Newton played a more influential role in physics. After the votes, 13.8% of scientists supported Einstein while the rest voted Newton

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    Edmund Halley's Comet

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    Imagine standing in the field with your friend looking at the stars, as the cool breeze blows through the group you see a white bright streak flying by. One of the voices says, “Hey! Its Halley’s Comet!” Now fast forward seventy-five years, as you sit on your porch with your wife you see a familiar looking streak cruising through the vast dark blue sky. You realise that Halley’s Comet has come back to say hello. The comet, previously mentioned, was discovered in 1705 by Edmund Halley (Nov.8,1656-Jan

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