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John Pople develops the GAUSSIAN program greatly easing computational chemistry calculations.

Restriction enzymes were discovered in studies of a bacterium, Haemophilus influenzae, enabling scientists to cut and paste DNA

10 November 1970 launch of launch Luna 17

12 December 1970 launch of Uhuru, the first X-ray telescopte satellite 17


30 July 1970 discovery of 1835 Gajdariya

28 August 1970 discovery of 2616 Lesya

24 November 1970 discovery of 1861 Komensky


5 January 1970 Death of Max Born

25 March 1970 Death of Christian Thomas Elvey in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

13 July 1970 Death of John Edward Mellish in Medford, Oregon, USA

18 July 1970 Death of Lucien d’Azambuja in Salies de Béarn, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France

20 August 1970, Death of Ernst Zinner in Goldberg , Planeg / Munich, Germany

2 November 1970 Death of Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch

21 November 1970 Death of Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

1970 Death of Sir Christopher Ingold

1970 Death of Alfred Henry Sturtevant


Nobel Prize

Physics to Hannes Alfven for fundamental work and discoveries in magneto-hydrodynamics with fruitful applications in different parts of plasma physics and Louis E. F. Neel for fundamental work and discoveries concerning antiferromagnetism and ferrimagnetism which have led to important applications in solid state physics.

Chemistry to Luis Federico Leloir "for his discovery of sugar nucleotides and their role in the biosynthesis of carbohydrates"

Physiology or Medicine to Sir Bernard Katz, Ulf von Euler and Julius Axelrod "for their discoveries concerning the humoral transmittors in the nerve terminals and the mechanism for their storage, release and inactivation"

Popular Science Apr 1970


1969 - 1970 - 1971