Friday, October 12, 2012
Science of the Week, 10/12/12
I've been tweeting the Nobel Prize announcements as I see them on the news; one of the prizes is discussed at one of the links below. What do you think of the awards so far? It was no surprise to me that the discovery of the Higgs bosom didn't make it; that discovery is too recent and hasn't been verified properly yet.
In an era where you may have hundreds of scientists working on a project, how do you decide which ones get the Nobel? The award can only be split among three winners. Perhaps the team as a whole should be the winner, not just the lead scientists.
Anyway, here are some of the most interesting news articles I read on Science Blog this week:
MIT Team Builds Most Complex Synthetic Biology Circuit Yet
New Interactive System Detects Touch and Gestures on Any Surface
Extending Einstein's Theory Beyond Light Speed
Dead Stars Could be the Future of Starcraft Navigation
Nobel Update: Prize Goes to Particle Control in a Quantum World
Climate Change Set to Shrink Fish
Super-microbes Engineered to Solve World Environmental Problems