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Nobel Prize Winner: "It Really Was a Surprise"

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October 9, 2012
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French-American duo shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for experiments on quantum particles that have already resulted in ultra-precise clocks and may one day help lead to computers many times faster than those in use today.


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AFP (Oct. 9, 2012) — American scientist David Wineland was named a co-winner of the Nobel Prize on Tuesday for work in quantum physics that could one day open the way to revolutionary computers.
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Gerd Binnig Chemistry Under the Microscope

Gerd Binnig Chemistry Under the Microscope

Deutsche Welle (July 7, 2013) — He opened up a new world, paving the way for nanotechnology. Gerd Binnig shared the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of the scanning tunneling microscope. For the first time, the invention made it possible to see individual atoms and manipulate them. Chemistry had become engineering. Ever since, information scientists, chemists and materials scientists have been using Binnigs inventions to create materials with made-to-measure properties, in particular for microelectronics. Binnig himself started up a company that develops software to automatically analyze microscope images - for example, to recognize tumor cells. Tomorrow Today presents a portrait of the Nobel laureate.
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RAW VIDEO: Human-Powered Hover Bike Wins Coveted $250K Prize

RAW VIDEO: Human-Powered Hover Bike Wins Coveted $250K Prize

CBC (July 11, 2013) — A long-elusive aviation innovation prize that has never had a winner in its 33-year existence has finally been claimed after a team of Toronto engineers built and then flew a human-powered hover bike.
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Higgs Boson Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Physics

Higgs Boson Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Physics

Newsy (Oct. 8, 2013) — A British and Belgian scientist won the Nobel Prize in Physics Tuesday for predicting the existence of the so-called 'God particle.'
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