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Efficient, useful blue-light LED draws Nobel Prize in physics

Three researchers helped revolutionize lighting with vastly better energy efficiency and brightness. The light-emitting diodes also are used in data storage, TVs and smartphones.

By October 7, 2014

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Ig Nobel fetes slippery banana peel, Jesus on toast

The 2014 Ig Nobel winners are in, celebrating the best scientific achievements "that first make people laugh, and then makes them think".

11 Images By September 22, 2014

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Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Two members of the Norwegian parliament say NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden has made "a critical contribution" to restoring the balance between national security and civil liberties.

By January 29, 2014

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Higgs boson theory nets Nobel for pair of physicists

The prestigious award goes to Francois Englert and Peter Higgs, who a half-century ago independently proposed what became the Higgs boson, discovered in 2012.

By October 8, 2013

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Anti-hijacker trap door among loony Ig Nobel prizes

Also honored: research into the beer-goggle effect, walking on lunar water, and the probability of cows lying down.

By September 13, 2013

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Want a Nobel? Forgo glasses, shave, wait till you're 60

Is there a winning set of personal characteristics that can give you an edge in the race to nab a Nobel Prize?

By October 10, 2012

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Nobel Prize in physics awarded for work in quantum optics

Two researchers independently have developed ways to measure and manipulate individual particles while preserving their quantum-mechanical nature.

By October 9, 2012

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Ig Nobels celebrate ponytail math, shut up gun

The latest honorees for science gone wild include researchers who analyzed why leaning to the left makes the Eiffel Tower seem smaller.

By September 22, 2012

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Microsoft explains quantum computing so even you can understand

Quantum computing may someday blow away today's smartest machines. It's weird and heavy on the physics, but Microsoft thinks you can handle it.

By July 25, 2014

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How to photograph the supermoon

Here are some tips to take photos of the upcoming supermoons in all their glory.

By July 10, 2014