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Ease of scientific discovery over time.

By Samuel Arbesman (322985) and Nicholas A. Christakis (155218)

Abstract

<p>(A) Mean diameter (kilometers) of minor planets discovered, 1802–2008. (B) Mean physical size (g) of mammalian species discovered, 1760–2003. (C) Mean inverse of atomic weight of chemical elements discovered, 1669–2006. Adapted from <a href="http://www.ploscompbiol.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002072#pcbi.1002072-Arbesman1" target="_blank">[9]</a>.</p

Topics: Science Policy, science policy
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002072.g001
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