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3 Scientists Win Chemistry Nobel For Complex Computer Modeling

Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel pioneered powerful technology that is now used to develop drugs and perform other vital tasks in the laboratory.
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3 Scientists Share 2013 Nobel Prize For Chemistry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Wednesday announced that scientists Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel have won this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry. They were cited "for the development of the multiscale models for complex chemical systems."
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Flood Forensics: Why Colorado's Floods Were So Destructive

Nearly a year's worth of rain was dumped on parts of the state in four days this fall. The downpour from the heavens created a slurry on the mountainsides that scrubbed away soil, trees, boulders and buildings. Scientists say the flooding may have been a once-in-a-thousand-years event.
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Shutdown Forces Antarctic Research Into 'Caretaker Status'

Scientists who do research in Antarctica have just learned that the shutdown will effectively cancel all of their planned fieldwork on the icy continent this year. All research activities not essential to human safety and the preservation of property will be stopped.
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Researches Who Theorized 'God Particle' Get Physics Nobel

This year's Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to François Englert of Belgium, and British scientist Peter W. Higgs. The two scientists independently, and at almost exactly the same time, proposed the existence of the so-called "God particle" or Higgs boson as part of a mechanism that explains how the universe works at the most fundamental level. Their theory was recently confirmed by experiments this summer at CERN's Large Hadron Collider in Geneva.
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An Aerogramme From Professor Higgs, Nobel Winner

Peter Higgs just won a Nobel Prize for his research on a theory involving a particle that bears his name. How did that come to be? The unexpected answer came in the mail 16 years ago.
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Higgs Boson Researchers Awarded The Nobel Prize In Physics

Britain's Peter Higgs and Belgium's Francois Englert were cited by the Royal Swedish Academy for the "theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles."
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Enter The Quiet Zone: Where Cell Service, Wi-Fi Are Banned

For the few hundred people living in the cell- and wireless-free town of Green Bank, W.Va., staying connected — to each other and to the outside world — is a daily challenge. The area is within a zone designed to protect a giant radio telescope from interference.
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Even Antarctica Feels Effects Of The Government Shutdown

Scientists who study the remote, rugged continent at the bottom of the world are on edge as funding for research there remains in jeopardy. It hasn't been decided yet if Antarctic operations for the research season will be allowed to continue.
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Scientists Win Nobel For Work On How Cells Communicate

Two Americans and a German will share the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine this year. They won for pioneering work in basic biology — how cells communicate with each other. The research has led to the development of diagnostic tests and could someday lead to new treatments for diseases of the nervous and immune systems.

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