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The year 1760 in science and technology involved some significant events.


Louis Claude Cadet de Gassicourt investigates inks based on cobalt salts and isolates cacodyl from cobalt mineral containing arsenic, pioneering work in organometallic chemistry.


John Michell suggests earthquakes are caused by one layer of rocks rubbing against another.[1]


Samuel-Auguste Tissot publishes L'Onanisme in Lausanne, a treatise on the supposed ill-effects of masturbation.[2][3]


Johann Heinrich Lambert publishes Photometria, a pioneering work in photometry, including a formulation of the Beer–Lambert law on light absorption.


Copley Medal: Benjamin Wilson


April 13 - Thomas Beddoes, reforming English physician (d. 1808)
June 5 - Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist and mineralogist (d. 1852)
October 23 - Hanaoka Seishū, Japanese surgeon (d. 1835)
Marie-Jeanne de Lalande, French astronomer, (d. 1832)


September 11 - Louis Godin, French astronomer (b. 1704)


^ "Conjectures concerning the Cause and Observations upon the Phaenomena of Earthquakes". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 51.
^ Singy, Patrick (2003). "Friction of the Genitals and Secularization of Morality". Journal of the History of Sexuality 12: 345–64. JSTOR 3704892.
^ Laqueur, Thomas W. (2003). Solitary Sex: a cultural history of masturbation. New York: Zone Books. ISBN 1-890951-32-3.

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