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Scientific American is an American popular science magazine. It is notable for its long history of presenting science to an educated but not necessarily scientific public, through its careful attention to detail, the clarity of its text and perhaps especially the quality of its color graphics. Albert Einstein is among the many famous scientists who have contributed articles.

Scientific American was founded by inventor and publisher Rufus M. Porter in 1845 as a four page weekly newspaper. Throughout its early years much emphasis was placed on reports of what was going on at the U.S. Patent Office. It also reported on a broad range of inventions including perpetual motion machines, an 1860 device for buoying vessels by Abraham Lincoln, and the universal joint which now finds place in nearly every automobile manufactured. Current issues feature a "this date in history" section, featuring excerpts from articles originally published 50, 100, and 150 years earlier; topics include humorous incidents, wrong-headed theories, and noteworthy advances in the history of science and technology.

Porter sold the newspaper to Alfred Ely Beach and Orson Desaix Munn I a mere 10 months after founding it. Until 1948 it remained owned by Munn & Company. Under Orson Desaix Munn III, grandson of the Orson I, it had evolved into something of a "workbench" publication, similar to the 20th century incarnation of Popular Science.

It is the place to have ones life work published and discussed. The Scientic American is a well respected benchmark in publishing.

(parts of this description are excerpted, with permission, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_American)





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