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It’s the End of the World As We Know It

It’s the End of the World As We Know It

Since the beginning of recorded history, humans have tried to foretell the end of the world. In the Bible, it was said that there would be an Apocalypse that would bring about the sudden and ultimate fate of life on Earth. In The Life and Death of Planet Earth, Ward […]

 
 

2007 Nobel Prize, Physics: Giant Magnetoresistance

2007 Nobel Prize, Physics: Giant Magnetoresistance

To the typical consumer, it may seem that the process of miniaturization is an inexorable march towards ever smaller devices. Every year, manufacturers parade a line of slimmer mp3 players, smaller phones, and thinner laptops – and somehow, each diminutive device has more features than its predecessor did the year […]

 
 

2007 Nobel Prize, Medicine: Gene Modifications in Mice

2007 Nobel Prize, Medicine: Gene Modifications in Mice

On October 2, 2007, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to Mario R. Capecchi, Martin K. Evans, and Oliver Smithies. The Nobel laureates were lauded for their findings of “principles for introducing specific gene modifications in mice by the use of embryonic stem cells” (1). Their […]

 
 

2007 Nobel Prize, Chemistry: Chemical Processes on Solid Surfaces

2007 Nobel Prize, Chemistry: Chemical Processes on Solid Surfaces

Gerhard Ertl, German scientist and Professor Emeritus at the Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, celebrated his 71st birthday on October 10, 2007. On that day, he received the very best of birthday presents: a Nobel Prize. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm announced that he had won the […]

 
 

History of Science at Dartmouth: Dartmouth’s Nobel Laureate

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