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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…
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‘Father of fiber optics’ dies at 84

'Father of fiber optics' dies at 84

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Charles Kao, a Nobel Prize winner dubbed the "father of fiber optics", died at 84 on Sunday, according to Hong Kong media. Professor Kao pioneered in the development and use of fiber optics technology, bringing revolutionary changes to modern telecommunication technology, said Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam. Kao was…
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…
Japan space robots start asteroid survey

Japan space robots start asteroid survey

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A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan's space agency said Saturday, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system. The rover mission marks the world's first moving, robotic observation of an asteroid surface, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration…
Scientists detail full genome of wheat for first time

Scientists detail full genome of wheat for first time

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In a breakthrough that experts say will help feed the growing global population in the coming decades, scientists Thursday revealed they have cracked the full genome of wheat for the first time. Wheat feeds more than a third of the global human population, providing more protein than meat in the human diet and making about…