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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:44 pm
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Science in the Last Decade

Well, we've reached the end of the decade (and this is exciting to me because it's the first full decade I've experienced on Earth ) so I thought we could reflect on scientific events and developments of the last ten years.

I would say:
  • Foot and Mouth disease in 2001 and lots of human disease scares like Bird and Swine flu.
  • The evolution of the video cassette into the DVD, and the CD into iPods and MPs players and so on.
  • Completing the mapping of the Human Genome.

So, what others can people think of?


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Old January 3rd, 2010, 12:07 am
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Re: Science in the Last Decade

Good thread idea . After 10 or so good suggestions I'll add a poll .


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Old January 3rd, 2010, 12:08 am
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Re: Science in the Last Decade

Thanks, but with what question?


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Old January 3rd, 2010, 12:16 am
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Re: Science in the Last Decade

What was the best science advance in the last decade


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Old January 3rd, 2010, 7:58 pm
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Re: Science in the Last Decade

I've got one to add:

Sequencing the Neanderthal genome


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Re: Science in the Last Decade

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Here's a site that lists the top ten scientific breakthroughs in 2009. The most interesting one for me is #8, the cancer-detecting breathylizer.
RLFan posted a link of the top ten scientific breath throughs in the past decade in the science/technology thread.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/20...eries-gallery/


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Re: Science in the Last Decade

I was going to say a few that were listed in the Wired article such as the discovery of Ardi and the use of Gene Therapy.


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Old January 4th, 2010, 6:02 pm
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Re: Science in the Last Decade

Ardi and the ongoing implementation of far faster and cheaper genomic sequencing are two examples I could come up with right away.

My own field (organic chemistry) hasn't had anything worthy of the top 10 but we've had a bunch of "wow, they did what?" type of papers.


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Ardi and the ongoing implementation of far faster and cheaper genomic sequencing are two examples I could come up with right away.
Also that they now have a way to differentiate between ancient human DNA and contamination from modern human DNA in samples from, say, palaeolithic specimens.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...1231164741.htm


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Re: Science in the Last Decade

How about SARs being an epidemic?


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Re: Science in the Last Decade

I think that would count, MC.

Also... finding out more about how to fight against different kinds of cancers... and how to prevent them and such.


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Discovering water on the moon.


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