Spotlight on the ‘90s

At Springer Nature we understand the continuing value of high quality research, whether it was conducted last year or 100 years ago. Researchers today are increasingly rediscovering the value of past research. It’s clear that it is as relevant today as it ever was, and will continue to shape the future. Tapping into the experience of previous generations of researchers can improve and accelerate research today.  

This is why Springer Nature has brought together 175 years of the most important research and discovery in the Springer Nature Journals and eBooks archives. The archives include over 2,400 journals and 120,000 books across all our brands - Springer, Nature Research, Palgrave Macmillan, Adis and Scientific American.

Highlighted '90s research across three important Global Grand Challenges

Climate Change

The ‘90's saw continued consensus on the fact greenhouse gases were responsible for most climate changes and that human-caused emissions were bringing noticeable global warming. International conferences addressed these issues resulting in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol.

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Digitally Transformed World

Things started to resemble today’s world in the ‘90's with people using cell phones and personal computers at home. Wi-Fi was invented and released to the market. Many of the new digital gadgets of the ‘90's foreshadowed those we enjoy today including computer game consoles, DVDs and MP3 players. 

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Global Health

The ‘90's was an exciting and controversial period for medical research and advancements. The Human Genome Project began, Viagra was first released on the market and the cloning of Dolly the sheep resulted in research and discussion into the possibility of, and ethics surrounding, human cloning.

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Research of the past informing breakthroughs of the future