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The year 1609 in science and technology consisted of many events, some of which are listed below. What is science? There are different theories of what science is. ... Technology (Gr. ...


See also: 1608 in science, other events of 1609, 1610 in science, and the list of years in science. The year 1608 in science and technology consisted of many events, some of which are listed below. ... Events April 4 – King of Spain signs an edit of expulsion of all moriscos from Spain April 9 – Spain recognizes Dutch independence May 23 - Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia. ... The year 1610 CE in science and technology included many events, some of which are listed here. ... The following entries cover events of a science or technology related nature which occurred in the listed year. ...


Astronomy

Johannes Kepler Johannes Kepler (December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630), a key figure in the scientific revolution, was a German astronomer, mathematician and astrologer. ...

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  • Oswald Croll, German chemist and physician (born c1580)
  • Charles de L'Ecluse, (or Clusius), French botanist who published one of the earliest known books on Spanish flora (born 1525)

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Can Science Save Africa? -- A. Hassan 292 (5522): 1609 -- Science (876 words)
During the late 1960s and early 1970s, funding for science and technology in Africa was driven by governmental commitments to quality education and research.
The development of genetic molecular markers to improve tea harvests in Kenya, ongoing efforts to examine alternative treatments for river blindness in Uganda, sickle-cell research in Ghana, and studies of the use of indigenous plants for the treatment of diabetes in Madagascar are examples of science-based initiatives in Africa that deserve greater public recognition.
Several African nations (among them Nigeria, South Africa, and Tanzania) have recently invested in science and technology programs and displayed a commitment to democratic principles that bodes well for the future, regardless of how fragile their current promising situations may be.
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