Royal Society Opens Online Archive; Puts 60,000 Papers Online


Maggie Koerth-Baker of BoingBoing writes:

60,000 peer-reviewed papers, including the first peer-reviewed scientific research journal in the world, are now available free online. The Royal Society has opened its historical archives to the public. Among the cool stuff you’ll find here: Issac Newton’s first published research paper and Ben Franklin’s write-up about that famous kite experiment. Good luck getting anything accomplished today. Or ever again. —

Newton’s telescope appears in the image above…

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