Using light-emitting proteins in two different ways let researchers peer within living cells
Stefan W. Hell, Eric Betzig, and William Moerner share the prize for developing new ways to see inside a cell.
An invisible particle's discovery was honored in 2013, but this year the ubiquitous LED takes its place on the Nobel rostrum
Physics Nobel Honors Energy-Saving Lightbulbs
Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura won the 2014 physics prize for the invention of the blue light–emitting diode
How the 2014 Nobel Prize Winners Found the Brain's Own GPS
Nobel prizewinners May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser have spent a career together near the Arctic circle exploring how our brains determine a place, such as a room, street or landscape
Discovery of Brain's Navigation System Wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine
The discoveries that the brain has defined systems that track an animal’s whereabouts so it knows where it is (and where it was) as it makes its way about the world were honored on Oct...
Green Lasers: The Next Innovation in Chip-Based Beams [Subscribers Only]
Semiconductors can generate laser light in all colors except one. But new techniques for growing laser diodes could soon make brilliant full-spectrum displays a reality
In Pursuit of the Ultimate Lamp [ All-Access Subscribers Only]
Full-spectrum light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are becoming widespread—and the race is on to develop white-light versions to replace Edison's century-old incandescent bulb
Shuji Nakamura beat the titans to blue LEDs and lasers, potentially revolutionizing lighting and data storage
Building a Better Microscope: 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
The 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. The winning work is explained by chemistry Nobel Committee members Sven Lidin and Måns Ehrenberg
2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner share the 2014 chemistry Nobel for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, which has enabled the study of single molecules in ongoing chemical reactions in living cells...
The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura for the invention of efficient blue light–emitting diodes, which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources...
2014 Nobel Prize in Physics
Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura share the physics Nobel for the invention of efficient blue light–emitting diodes, which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources...
2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser share the prize for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain. Steve Mirsky reports
The Map in Your Mind: 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain—an inner GPS...