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October 4, 2016 7:57 PM Princeton prof celebrates Nobel Prize win by returning to the classroom

A startled F. Duncan Haldane, who had been asleep in his Princeton house, grabbed the phone and was greeted by a voice from Sweden with unexpected news. "I feel very gratified," the modest, British-born physicist said at a crowded press conference later in the day. After learning he had won the top prize in his field, Haldane did what he always does on Tuesday 14

October 4, 2016 7:57 PM Premature burial, show business and the Nobel prize

Awards week shows the value of a strong brand identity. As befits someone who made his fortune from dynamite, Alfred Nobel was worried about a premature death. The will that set up prizes in his name is most well known for his much discussed — if vague — intention that the awards should recognize work with a benefit for humanity. Less well known is that the will concludes 22

October 4, 2016 6:46 PM Nobel awarded for using math of shapes to explain exotic matter

Three physicists applied topology to quantum properties of materials in extreme conditions Bagels and pretzels have a lot in common with the physics of certain materials: The snacks illustrated the mathematics behind theoretical descriptions of exotic states of matter, work which won the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics on October 4. David Thouless of the University 33

October 4, 2016 4:20 PM Experts in Strange Matter Win Nobel Prize in Physics

Researchers David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for their studies of unusual states of matter, which may open up new applications in electronics. Their discoveries, using advanced mathematics, had boosted research in condensed matter physics and raised hopes for uses in new generations 21

October 4, 2016 12:44 PM 'We don't need Mo-Ibrahim survey to see Ghana is rising'

Communications Minister, Dr. Omane Boamah, says more credible research exists which endorses government's view that Ghana is making significant progress. He has rated a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) research above a Mo-Ibrahim survey released Monday, which put Ghana 7th out of 54 African countries on overall governance. Ghana scored 63.9 out of 100. In other 10

October 4, 2016 10:34 AM British trio win Nobel Physics Prize for exotic matter research

"This year's laureates opened the door on an unknown world where matter can assume strange states. They have used advanced mathematical methods to study unusual phases, or states, of matter, such as superconductors, superfluids or thin magnetic films. Thanks to their pioneering work, the hunt is now on for new and exotic phases of matter," it said. The laureates 15

September 16, 2016 9:19 AM Fuel prices to remain stable in first September pricing window – IES predicts

The Institute of Energy Security (IES) is projecting that fuel prices will remain fairly stable in the first September pricing window, which takes effect from Friday September 16. IES cites low national fuel inventory, minimal reduction in Platts and Brent crude prices, and the fairly stability of the Cedi against the U.S. Dollar as factors for this projection 16

August 16, 2016 6:18 AM China's launch of quantum satellite major step in space race

BEIJING (AP) — China's launch of the first quantum satellite Tuesday will push forward efforts to develop the ability to send communications that can't be penetrated by hackers, experts said. The satellite launched into space from the Jiuquan launch base in northwestern China's Gobi desert will allow Chinese researchers to transmit test messages between 37

August 5, 2016 4:01 PM The Particle That Wasn’t

“This is the success of science, this is what science does,” he added. Dr. Camporesi said, “It’s disappointing because so much hype has been made about it.” But, he added, noting that the experimenters had always cautioned that the bump was most likely a fluke, “we have always been very cool about it.” It was the longest, most costly manhunt in science 38

June 29, 2016 6:32 AM Helium gas field in Tanzania discovered as global supplies set to run out within 20 years

It may be best known for filling party balloons, but helium is a vital resource for science, medicine and industry and the global supply is declining. Professor Chris Ballentine, from the University of Oxford, said given the current reserves, helium will be set to run out in 15 to 20 years. "Which given the lead in time for building and finding new supplies 12