1878 in science

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The year 1878 in science and technology involved many significant events, listed below.

Astronomy[edit]

Biology[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

Conservation[edit]

Exploration[edit]

August – Cleopatra's Needle (horizontal) being raised in London.

Geology[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

Medicine[edit]

  • Cesare Lombroso publishes L'uomo delinquente, setting out his theory of criminal atavism.
  • Ádám Politzer publishes Lehrbuch der Ohrenheilkunde, a major otology textbook.[8]
  • Dentists Act in the United Kingdom limits the title of "dentist" and "dental surgeon" to qualified and registered practitioners.[9]

Meteorology[edit]

  • February 11 – The first weekly weather report is published in the United Kingdom.

Paleontology[edit]

Technology[edit]

Institutions[edit]

Awards[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "V muzeu Emila Holuba se ukrýval kapský lev". Novinky.cz (in Czech). 2009-05-22. Retrieved 2011-08-26. 
  2. ^ Soret, Jacques-Louis (1878). "Sur les spectres d'absorption ultra-violets des terres de la gadolinite". Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences. 87: 1062. 
  3. ^ Soret, Jacques-Louis (1879). "Sur le spectre des terres faisant partie du groupe de l'yttria". Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences. 89: 521. 
  4. ^ Cleve, Per Teodor (1879). "Sur deux nouveaux éléments dans l'erbine". Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences. 89: 478. 
  5. ^ Cleve, Per Teodor (1879). "Sur l'erbine". Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences. 89: 708. 
  6. ^ "Dob's Linn". Scottish Geology. Archived from the original on 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2011-04-07. 
  7. ^ Feller, William (1968), An Introduction to Probability Theory and its Applications, 1 (3rd ed.), Wiley, p. 69 
  8. ^ Mudry, A. (2000). "The Role of Adam Politzer in the History of Otology". American Journal of Otology. 21: 753–763. 
  9. ^ Gelbier, Stanley (2005). "125 Years of Developments in Dentistry". British Dental Journal. 199 (7): 470–473. doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.4812875. PMID 16215593. Retrieved 2011-01-14. 
  10. ^ Rosen, Rebecca J. (2012-10-26). [www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/10/scientists-recover-the-sounds-of-19th-century-music-and-laughter-from-the-oldest-playable-american-recording/264147/#.UJFzCnboreA.facebook Scientists Recover the Sounds of 19th-Century Music and Laughter From the Oldest Playable American Recording]. The Atlantic. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  11. ^ Davies, William Llewelyn (2009). "Thomas, Sidney Gilchrist". Welsh Biography Online. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  12. ^ van Dulken, Stephen (2001). Inventing the 19th Century: the great age of Victorian inventions. London: British Library. p. 80. ISBN 0-7123-0881-4. 
  13. ^ The Hutchinson Factfinder. Helicon. 1999. ISBN 1-85986-000-1. 
  14. ^ "Invention of the Espresso Machine". Barista's Roasting Co. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  15. ^ "Miners Foundry – Allans Machine Shop Founded 1856". Historical Marker Database. Retrieved 2011-09-03.