News tagged with prizes

Symbolic saviour of an endangered species

In 2006 Berlin Zoo saw the birth of their first polar bear cub in 33 years. A retired circus polar bear gave birth to two cubs at the zoo. One of them died soon after, but Knut survived. At only a month old he became the ...

May 16, 2013
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X-ray laser brings cellular messengers into focus

Last year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry – shared by Stanford School of Medicine Professor Brian Kobilka and Robert Lefkowitz of Duke University – recognized groundbreaking research in G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). GPCRs are embedded in cell membranes. They i ...

May 10, 2013
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Encroaching sea already a threat in Caribbean

The old coastal road in this fishing village at the eastern edge of Grenada sits under a couple of feet of murky saltwater, which regularly surges past a hastily-erected breakwater of truck tires and bundles ...

May 07, 2013
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Team identifies proton pathway in photosynthesis

(Phys.org) —A Purdue University-led team has revealed the proton transfer pathway responsible for a majority of energy storage in photosynthesis. Through photosynthesis, plants, algae and bacteria convert sunlight, carbon ...

Apr 22, 2013
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Researchers create novel optical fibers

(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) have found a new mechanism to transmit light through optical fibers. Their discovery marks the first practical application of a Nobel-Prize-winning ...

Apr 17, 2013
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