Quantcast

Latest Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Stories

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,...

2009-10-20 04:00:00

STOCKHOLM, October 20 /PRNewswire/ -- YouTube viewers worldwide have the unique opportunity to "Ask a Nobel Laureate" a question on the official Nobel Prize YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/thenobelprize). Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2006, John Mather, an astrophysicist from NASA, is the first Nobel Laureate to participate and he will answer a selection of questions from the online community. Nobelprize.org, the official web site of the Nobel Foundation, manages The...

2009-10-15 12:34:26

NSF funding in basic research yields great payoffs in scientific contributions worldwide The National Science Foundation (NSF) congratulates the 2009 Nobel laureates, particularly those who have received NSF funding over the years: Jack W. Szostak, who shared the prize in physiology or medicine; Thomas A. Steitz, who shared the prize in chemistry; and Elinor Ostrom and Oliver E. Williamson who earned the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in economic sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel 2009. "Through a...

6b3ebb4b7624201bc31db3bbf57058ac
2009-10-07 13:35:00

Three scientists were awarded the Nobel chemistry prize Wednesday for their groundbreaking work in mapping the ribosome, which creates protein for human life. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath would receive the chemistry award for using X-ray crystallography to show what a ribosome looks like and how it functions at the atomic level. Ribosomes are responsible for the creation of proteins: oxygen-transporting...

6b66b64a3cf44bad449f124782f358e6
2009-10-06 12:40:00

The 2009 Nobel Prize was awarded to three physicists on Tuesday for work on fiber optics and light sensing that helped unleash the Information Technology revolution, AFP reported. The Nobel jury hailed Charles Kao, Willard Boyle and George Smith as "the masters of light" for transforming communications from copper-wire telephony and postal mail to the era of the Internet, email and instant messaging. It said the men created many practical innovations for everyday life and provided new tools...

2009-09-30 08:00:00

STOCKHOLM, September 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobelprize.org has expanded its range of services that can provide you with the official news about the 2009 Nobel Prize Announcements as soon as they happen. The first announcement, for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, will be made on October 5, (see the full timetable of announcements here). You can receive the news the exact moment the announcements are made public in the following ways: Live web cast on Nobelprize.org. The press...

2009-09-23 08:00:00

STOCKHOLM, September 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobelprize.org announces the launch of Nerve Signaling ( http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/medicine/nerve_signaling/), a new educational multimedia production for high school students and educators. It illustrates and explains how the Nobel Prize awarded achievements in Physiology or Medicine have contributed to our understanding of the nervous system. Nerve Signaling, the first production within the AstraZeneca Nobel Medicine Initiative,...

b8488df07e9fffeaf13aefcafb30909b1
2008-12-18 16:33:32

A Swedish prosecutor said Thursday that Nobel Prize jurors are under investigation on suspicion of bribery for accepting all-expense-paid visits to China in 2006 and 2008 to discuss the awards. Nils-Erik Schultz said he opened the probe to determine whether the trips were intended to sway the decisions of the Nobel committees.  The anti-corruption prosecutor declined to name the jurors or specify how many were under investigation. The Nobel Prizes are awarded annually, and honor...

2008-11-11 12:00:08

STOCKHOLM, November 11 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca AB, Nobel Media AB and Nobel Web AB today announced the launch of a global co-operation that aims to increase the general public's understanding of and interest in the achievements of the Nobel Laureates within the fields of Physiology or Medicine and to further explain the benefits of the discoveries made. The AstraZeneca Nobel Medicine Initiative will enable the general public worldwide to learn directly from Nobel Laureates in Physiology...

2008-10-14 00:00:19

World in brief STOCKHOLM Paul Krugman, the Princeton University scholar and New York Times columnist, has won the Nobel Prize in economics for his analysis of how economies of scale can affect trade patterns and the location of economic activity. Mr Krugman has been a harsh critic of the Bush administration and the Republican Party in The New York Times, where he also has a blog called "Conscience of a Liberal". He has blamed the Bush administration's pursuit of deregulation and...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'