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1954 in science

Summary
The year 1954 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below. Astronomy
  • November 30 – In Sylacauga, Alabama, an 8.5 pound sulfide meteorite crashes through a roof and hits Mrs. Elizabeth Hodges in her living room after bouncing off her radio, giving her a bad bruise; the first known modern case of a human being hit by a space rock.
Biology
  • January 10 – Last confirmed specimen of a Caspian tiger is killed, in the valley of the Sumbar River in the Kopet Dag Mountains of Turkmenistan.
  • Daniel I. Arnon demonstrates in the laboratory the chemical function of photosynthesis in chloroplasts.
  • Heinz Sielmann makes the pioneering nature documentary about woodpeckers, Zimmerleute des Waldes ("Carpenters of the forest").
  • Eduard Paul Tratz and Heinz Heck propose the species name bonobo for what was previously known as the pygmy chimpanzee.
Chemistry
  • Publication of the first analysis of the three-dimensional molecular structure of
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