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Briton, 2 Americans win Nobel Chemistry Prize

Briton, 2 Americans win Nobel Chemistry Prize

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--Work paved way for new chemicals, modern antibody drugs --Fruits of research include blockbuster medicine Humira --Arnold only fifth woman to win a chemistry Nobel US scientists Frances Arnold and George Smith and British researcher Gregory Winter yesterday won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for applying the principles of evolution to develop enzymes used to make…
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Bangladeshi scientist leads discovery of novel quantum state of matter

Bangladeshi scientist leads discovery of novel quantum state of matter

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A Bangladeshi physicist of Princeton University has led an international research team in discovering a novel quantum state of matter that can be 'tuned' at will - and it's 10 times more tunable than existing theories can explain. M Zahid Hasan and his team's discovery of this level of manipulability of quantum matter opens up…
Stephen Hawking wheelchair, thesis up for sale

Stephen Hawking wheelchair, thesis up for sale

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Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity. His unique status is reflected in an upcoming auction of some of the late physicist’s possessions: It includes complex scientific papers, one of the world’s most iconic wheelchairs and a script from “The Simpsons.” The online sale announced Monday by auctioneer…
New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space

New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space

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China is planning to launch its own 'artificial moon' by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas, state media reported today. Chengdu, a city in southwestern Sichuan province, is developing "illumination satellites" which will shine in tandem with the real moon, but are eight times brighter, according to China Daily. The…
Nobel Prize for Physics: Winners include first woman in 55 years

Nobel Prize for Physics: Winners include first woman in 55 years

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Three scientists yesterday won the Nobel Physics Prize, including the first woman in 55 years, for inventing optical lasers that have paved the way for advanced precision instruments used in corrective eye surgery, the jury said. Arthur Ashkin of the United States won one half of the nine million Swedish kronor (about $1.01 million or…