Science in the 1950s

To supply more details from our class discussion this week.

On early computers in the 1940s and 1950s:

http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/rbm/mauchly/jwm11.html

and on the importance of the transistor:

http://www.nobelprize.org/educational/physics/transistor/history/

and on the development of the polio vaccine:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/dm52sa.html

and the creation of the US’s first commercial nuclear reactor:

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/history/4569/_atoms_for_peace__in_pennsylvania/471309

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