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Lithium-Ion Battery Creators Win Chemistry Nobel Prize

John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of lithium-ion batteries” that have led to portable electronic devices that are rechargeable virtually anywhere on the planet...

October 9, 2019 — Steve Mirsky

Nobel in Physics for Exoplanets and Cosmology

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to James Peebles “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology” and to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.”...

October 8, 2019 — Steve Mirsky

To Invent a Quantum Internet

The physicist and computer scientist Stephanie Wehner is planning and designing the next internet—a quantum one

September 28, 2019 — Natalie Wolchover and Quanta Magazine

The Mathematical Language of Nature

Physics historian Graham Farmelo talks about his latest book, The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Math Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets.

September 24, 2019 — Graham Farmelo and Steve Mirsky

The Road to Fusion

The construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the world’s largest nuclear fusion experiment, is now 60 percent complete

September 24, 2019 — Giulia Pacchioni and Nature magazine

Train Wheel Science

A geometric science project from Science Buddies

September 12, 2019 — Science Buddies and Svenja Lohner
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