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"All Things Considered: Dr. Linus Pauling."
 
"All Things Considered: Dr. Linus Pauling." 1991.
Produced by National Public Radio.

The Excitement of Scientific Discovery. (1:15)

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Linus Pauling: Year after year I have found great pleasure in thinking of something new about the world in answering a question. When Ernest Lawrence got married, the fellow who invented the cyclotron at Berkeley, I was an usher at the wedding in 1931. I drove back in the car with some people and I said I was feeling happy because I had in my pocket a crystal of sulvanite, Cu3VS4. And I knew what, I had just determined the structure, I knew what the structure of this was and it was a very striking structure, anomalous, it didn't fit in with my ideas about the sulfide mineral. But I knew what the structure was, nobody else knows, nobody in the world knows what the structure is and they won't know until I tell them. This is an example of the feeling of pleasure that I had on discovering something new in the world.

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Creator: Linus Pauling
Associated: Ernest O. Lawrence
Clip ID: 1991v.9-knew

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