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2012-12-24 15:14:47

Forget solid, liquid, and gas: there are in fact more than 500 phases of matter.

2008-10-09 00:00:19

By The Associated Press Two Japanese scientists and an American have won the 2008 Nobel Prize in physics for theoretical advances that help explain the behavior of the smallest particles of matter.The American, Yoichiro Nambu, 87, of the University of Chicago, won half the $1.4 million prize for work he did nearly a half-century ago.Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa, of Japan, shared the other half for a 1972 theory that forecast the later discovery of a new family of subatomic...

2008-10-08 06:00:18

By Dan Vergano Insights into the peculiarities of the smallest subatomic particles and the existence of the universe have netted one American and two Japanese theorists the 2008 Nobel Prize in physics.

2008-10-08 00:00:18

World in brief STOCKHOLM The award of the 2008 Nobel Prize in physics to two Japanese scientists and a Japanese American for helping explain why the universe is asymmetrical, and thus fit for life, prompted an angry response from Italy's National Institute of Nuclear Physics yesterday.

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2008-10-07 14:00:00

Two Japanese scientists and a Japanese-born American have been awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in physics for their work with subatomic particles which provided new insights into the nature of matter.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.