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Pioneers of lithium-ion battery win 2019 Nobel Chemistry Prize

(UPDATED) 'Lithium batteries have revolutionized our lives since they first entered the market in 1991,' the jury says, adding they are 'of the greatest benefit to humankind'

(UPDATED) 'Lithium batteries have revolutionized our lives since they first entered the ...

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Pioneers of lithium-ion battery win 2019 Nobel Chemistry Prize

(UPDATED) 'Their discoveries have forever changed our conceptions of the world,' ...

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Dark matter, exoplanet discoveries win 2019 Nobel Physics Prize

Qutrits carry more data through quantum teleportation – the act of transferring the ...

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Scientists teleport qutrits in new step towards quantum computing

Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson provide pivotal contributions to ...

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NASA renames street for 'hidden' black women mathematicians

The kilogram will now be defined in terms of the Planck constant – the ratio of a ...

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Mass movement: Scientists adopt new kilogram definition

Along with the Fields Medal, the Abel Prize is one of the world's most prestigious maths ...

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Abel Prize for maths awarded to woman for first time

The handwritten page is discovered among the 110-page trove the university's Albert ...

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Einstein 'puzzle' solved as missing page emerges in new trove

Can we travel much further into the future? Absolutely. The really interesting question ...

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Time travel is possible – but only if you have an object with infinite mass

This year, the number of smartphone users in the world is expected to pass 3 billion

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Never without their smartphones: a global revolution

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency project manager Yuichi Tsuda say they needed more time ...

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Japan delays touchdown of Hayabusa2 probe on asteroid