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Filipina chemist wins international metrology award

The award is proof that the Philippines, while a developing country, is investing in metrology

The award is proof that the Philippines, while a developing country, is investing in ...

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Filipina chemist wins international metrology award

(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