Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for tiny molecular machines

Oct 5, 2016

Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for tiny molecular machines

Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage, British-born J. Fraser Stoddart and Dutch scientist Bernard Feringa on Wednesday won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing molecular machines. The laureates share the prize of 8 million kronor ($930,000) for the “design and synthesis” of molecules with controllable movements, ...

Sep 2, 2016

New plastic clothing material could keep people cool

American researchers have created a low-cost textile made of a plastic base that could cool the body when woven into clothing. The engineers suggested in the U.S. journal Science that the textile could become a way to keep people living in hot climates cool ...

Two Americans, one German win Nobel Prize in chemistry

Oct 8, 2014

Two Americans, one German win Nobel Prize in chemistry

Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing new methods that let microscopes see finer details than they could before. The three scientists were cited for “the development of super-resolved fluorescence ...

Oct 8, 2013

Secrets of the cell transport system

Vesicles, the bubble-shaped vessels that transport molecules within cells, may hold the secret to halting viruses or even combating Alzheimer’s, say experts who hailed Monday’s Nobel awarded to three leaders in the field. Thousands of these saclike cargo vehicles reside in every human cell. ...

Funding cuts 'hurt scientific progress'

Oct 8, 2013

Funding cuts 'hurt scientific progress'

Three American winners of the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday said scientific progress in the United States is in peril due to unprecedented funding cuts and ideological challenges. The scientists were honored for their work on how cells organize their cargo and move molecules ...