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Nobel Prize for Physics: Winners include first woman in 55 years

Nobel Prize for Physics: Winners include first woman in 55 years

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Three scientists yesterday won the Nobel Physics Prize, including the first woman in 55 years, for inventing optical lasers that have paved the way for advanced precision instruments used in corrective eye surgery, the jury said. Arthur Ashkin of the United States won one half of the nine million Swedish kronor (about $1.01 million or…
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Scientists redefine the kilogram

Scientists redefine the kilogram

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The kilogram is getting an update. No, your bathroom scales won't suddenly become kinder and a kilo of fruit will still weigh a kilo. But the way scientists define the exact mass of a kilogram is about to change. Until now, its mass has been defined by the granddaddy of all kilos: a golf ball-sized…
Bangladeshi scientist leads discovery of novel quantum state of matter

Bangladeshi scientist leads discovery of novel quantum state of matter

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A Bangladeshi physicist of Princeton University has led an international research team in discovering a novel quantum state of matter that can be 'tuned' at will - and it's 10 times more tunable than existing theories can explain. M Zahid Hasan and his team's discovery of this level of manipulability of quantum matter opens up…
‘Father of fiber optics’ dies at 84

'Father of fiber optics' dies at 84

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Charles Kao, a Nobel Prize winner dubbed the "father of fiber optics", died at 84 on Sunday, according to Hong Kong media. Professor Kao pioneered in the development and use of fiber optics technology, bringing revolutionary changes to modern telecommunication technology, said Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam. Kao was…
Apple iPhones get bigger and pricier, watch turns to health

Apple iPhones get bigger and pricier, watch turns to health

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Apple Inc introduced its largest-ever iPhone and a watch that detects heart problems yesterday in an attempt to get customers to upgrade to more expensive devices in the face of stagnant global demand for smartphones. The relatively small changes to its lineup, following last year's overhauled iPhone X, were widely expected by investors and the…