Physicist Gerd Binnig won a Nobel Prize for inventing the scanning tunneling microscope. It enables researchers to view individual atoms and rearrange them as desired. Chemistry is becoming a branch of engineering.
Last year it was Brexit. This year it's fake news, post-truth and alternative facts. There's a predictable sense at the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting that scientists have to fight back. The question is how.
Three European chemists have been awarded the Nobel Prize for creating machines a thousand times smaller than a hair. In their lab, they build cars, muscles and motors that are invisible to the naked eye.
Three theoretical physicists share this year's Nobel Prize. They investigated strange phenomena that occur in the atomic world and which may make quantum computing possible one day.
Scientists behind the 'Doomsday Clock' - a symbolic countdown to global destruction - say it'll remain unchanged at three minutes to midnight in 2016. The device was last moved a year ago.
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