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2011-02-02 14:05:00

The Norwegian politician behind the Nobel Peace Prize nominations said Wednesday that Wikileaks has been nominated for the 2011 award. The Norwegian Nobel Committee accepts nominations for the world's top accolade every year until February 1, although the five panel members have until the end of the month to make their own proposals. Snorre Valen, a Norwegian parliamentarian, said Wikileaks was "one of the most important contributors to freedom of speech and transparency" in the 21st...

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2010-11-10 15:38:22

Computer security experts warned that a fake email invitation to this year's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is circulating and carrying a virus capable of infecting the computer of anyone who opens it. The Contagio Internet security blog reported that the email includes a PDF attachment containing a so-called "Trojan horse," that allows hackers to take control of victims' computers. "Dear Sir/Madame. I enclose a letter from Oslo Freedom Forum founder Thor Halvorssen inviting you to join him in...

2010-10-14 08:57:30

Chemists and economists are recognized for their global scientific contributions Among the 2010 Nobel laureates are four scientists whose research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) over the years. Richard F. Heck and Ei-ichi Negishi received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry; and Peter A. Diamond and Dale Mortensen received the Nobel Prize in Economics. Now a total of 191 U.S. and U.S.-based researchers have had their research pursuits funded by NSF earlier in their...

2010-10-10 22:03:00

SHANGHAI, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device research and development outsourcing company with operations in China and the United States, today extended its congratulations to Dr. Richard Heck, Dr. Ei-ichi Negishi, and Dr. Akira Suzuki on winning the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The prize was awarded for the development of palladium-catalyzed cross coupling, which has vastly improved the ability of chemists...

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2010-10-05 09:40:00

Two Russian-born University of Manchester professors have been presented with the Nobel Prize for Physics as a result of their groundbreaking research of a substance that is one hundred times stronger than steel, despite being the thinnest material in the world. Professors Andre Geim, 51, and Konstantin Novoselov, 36, were awarded the accolade due to their work with graphene, a two-dimensional layer of carbon atoms that resemble chicken wire but could ultimately be used to replace carbon...

2010-09-23 10:39:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Paul Greengard, a Nobel Prize-winning neurobiologist and director of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at The Rockefeller University, will receive the Karolinska Institutet's Bicentennial Gold Medal on September 23rd, 2010. This medal is the highest award conferred by Karolinska Institutet during its 200th anniversary celebrations, and recognizes the work of an individual not permanently located at the Karolinska...

2010-09-21 05:00:00

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- With just two weeks until the recipients of some of the world's most coveted research prizes are named, Thomson Reuters is releasing its picks for 2010 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates - researchers likely to be in contention for Nobel honors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090507/NY12658LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090507/NY12658LOGO) Each year, Thomson Reuters uses data from its research solution,...

2010-04-05 16:00:00

NEW YORK, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The committee responsible for awarding the most prestigious prize in biopharmaceutical research and development - Prix Galien USA - announced it is accepting 2010 nominations. Prix Galien USA is awarded in three categories that offer broad implications for future biomedical research: best pharmaceutical product, best biotechnology product and best medical device. All pharmaceutical and biological drugs or devices approved by the U.S. Food and Drug...

2009-12-10 09:12:00

WASHINGTON, December 10 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 9, Mupotoon LLC presented in Oslo their latest comical animated film Barack Obama Superstar: The Nobel Prize Story. The cartoon is a parody on the Nobel Peace Prize committee and its 2009 decision, which perplexed many observers worldwide, and surprised Barack Obama himself. The film caricatures secret desires of the world's outlandish leaders (Vladimir Putin, Hugo Chaves, Nicolas Sarcozy) and humorously predicts that Barack Obama will...

2009-12-09 12:03:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The most comprehensive book covering the world's most important intellectual awards is now available. The fourth edition of "100+ Years of Nobel Prizes and More" provides expansive coverage of all of the world's most important intellectual awards. "100+ Years of Nobel Prizes and More" includes complete information about the patterns and changes in the prizes since 1901, plus analysis of the Turing Award in computing, the Pritzker Prize in architecture,...


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