John Pople develops the GAUSSIAN program greatly easing computational chemistry calculations.
Restriction enzymes were discovered in studies of a bacterium, Haemophilus influenzae, enabling scientists to cut and paste DNA
10 November 1970 launch of launch Luna 17
12 December 1970 launch of Uhuru, the first X-ray telescopte satellite 17
30 July 1970 discovery of 1835 Gajdariya
28 August 1970 discovery of 2616 Lesya
24 November 1970 discovery of 1861 Komensky
25 March 1970 Death of Christian Thomas Elvey in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
13 July 1970 Death of John Edward Mellish in Medford, Oregon, USA
18 July 1970 Death of Lucien d’Azambuja in Salies de Béarn, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
20 August 1970, Death of Ernst Zinner in Goldberg , Planeg / Munich, Germany
1970 Death of Sir Christopher Ingold
1970 Death of Alfred Henry Sturtevant
Physics to Hannes Alfven for fundamental work and discoveries in magneto-hydrodynamics with fruitful applications in different parts of plasma physics and Louis E. F. Neel for fundamental work and discoveries concerning antiferromagnetism and ferrimagnetism which have led to important applications in solid state physics.
Chemistry to Luis Federico Leloir "for his discovery of sugar nucleotides and their role in the biosynthesis of carbohydrates"
Physiology or Medicine to Sir Bernard Katz, Ulf von Euler and Julius Axelrod "for their discoveries concerning the humoral transmittors in the nerve terminals and the mechanism for their storage, release and inactivation"