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Chemistry Nobel awarded for super microscopes

John Kerr posted in on October 10th, 2014.

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to a trio of scientists responsible for the breaking the limits of modern microscopes. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner “for the development of super-resolved […]

2014 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to blue LED inventors

Laura Goodall posted in on October 8th, 2014.

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to two Japanese scientists and a Japanese-born American for developing the blue light-emitting diode (LED), the missing piece that now allows manufacturers to produce white light far more efficiently than incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. Thanks to their invention, Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and […]

2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – experts respond

Laura Goodall posted in on October 7th, 2014.

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been jointly awarded to Professor John O’Keefe of University College London’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Professors May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The prize was awarded for their work in discovering an ‘inner GPS’ positioning system in the […]

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