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Google thinks that TRIAC was invented on Dec 19, 1963 by General Electric, but in reality the first TRIAC patent was filed on June 22, 1963 by Russian scientists from Saransk.

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    Oh no, Google is wrong? I can't believe it! 😱😱😱
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    I generally cough up simultaneity in patents to the multiple discovery theory.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    I also don't put it past major players in cold war bureaucracy to pre and post date to support a narrative of the general one-upsmanship during that time period.

    This event falling into the Лысе́нковщина period, I don't tend to draw any firm conclusions about anything based on government records.
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    @SortOfTested I believe the period you describe was very far-fetched, mainly focused around one person in one science field (agriculture). Soviet scientists was always bashed by their own government no matter the epoch
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    @uyouthe
    Indeed. I don't trust either government during that period.

    The thing about that period is it was the attempt by the politburo to rebrand using politically correct science and excise "capitalist science." They promoted a lot of younger people with dubious intellectual integrity, who then became eventual scientific leadership in the party. That collapsed in the middle late 60s, but set the stage for long running science-as-doctrine for the purposes of strategic legitimization.
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    @SortOfTested that’s true. Genetics suffered the most. But that scientific leadership you talk about was artificial and basically doomed
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    @uyouthe
    That is generally what happens when you put yes-men in positions of power.
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