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2019 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering: GPS pioneers lauded
Februrary 12, 2019. This year's £1m Queen Elisabeth Engineering Prize has been won by four individuals who played key roles in developing GPS.
GPS is made possible by a network of 24-plus spacecraft in orbit that transmit precise timing and positional information to receivers around the globe.
The Americans Brad Parkinson, James Spilker Jr, Hugo Fruehauf, and Richard Schwartz were all present at the London ceremony held to announce the honour.
2018 Nobel Prizes - announced early October, 2018

Medicine - Cancer Therapy; Physics - Lasers used as "Optical Tweezers" and intense laser beams used in Eye Surgery;

Chemistry - Protein Research; Economics - "Endogenous" Economic Growth and Climate Change models.

Why it is so difficult to develop new antibiotics?

This analysis dated Oct. 26, 2017 was commissioned by the BBC from an expert, Tim Jinks who is head of drug-resistant infections at the Wellcome Trust - a global charitable foundation working to improve health for everyone. 

 'Incredible' editing of life's building blocks (DNA and RNA)

Scientists have demonstrated an "incredibly powerful" ability to manipulate the building blocks of life in two separate studies.

How science transformed the world in 100 years

Nobel Prize-winner and Royal Society President Sir Venki Ramakrishnan contemplates the nature of scientific discovery - how it has transformed our worldview in a short space of time. BBC Science and Environment, Oct. 24, 2017.

2017 Nobel Prizes - announced early October, 2017

Medicine - Body Clock; Physics - Einstein's Gravitational Waves; Chemistry - Imaging Molecules; Economics - Behavioural Economics

Gravitational waves: So many new toys to unwrap

The significance of this the event is that on 17 August 2017 it was recorded first from its gravitational wave signature, the way it warped space-time (a major breakthrough); and then - over subsequent days - through its light emissions at many different wavelengths - from gamma-rays all the way through to radio waves .

The 20 best Science images of the year?

Spectacular photos published by Paul Kerley, BBC News - 7 March 2016.

The discovery of Gravitational Waves

After 100 years of theory and decades of experiments, astronomers have detected Gravitational Waves directly for the first time.

Dicephalus (Two Headed) Conjoined Twins

Abigail and Brittany Hensel are twins who share a body. Each twin controls her half of their body, operating one of the arms and one of the legs. Their organ distribution is listed in Wikipedia. It is not clear if they have 2 completely developed brains and do they have 2 souls? YouTube Video.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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