Sauvage, Stoddart and Feringa win chemistry Nobel for molecular machines

Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage, British-born J. Fraser Stoddart and Dutch scientist Bernard Feringa on Wednesday won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing molecular machines. The laureates share the 8 million kronor ($930,000) prize for the “design and synthesis” of molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when energy is added, the Royal Swedish […]

Thouless, Haldane and Kosterlitz win physics Nobel for strange matter

British-born scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics for studies of unusual states of matter such as in superconductors, the award-giving body said on Tuesday. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Tuesday announcing the winners of the 8 million Swedish crown ($937,000) prize, “This year’s […]


Mechanical magic: How mobile robotics will revolutionize lifestyle, productivity in MENA

On the back of advancements in drone and 3D printing technologies, a six-fold growth in shipments of mobile robotics by 2020 will significantly revolutionise lifestyle, productivity, and workplace safety in the Middle East, a new report has revealed. Worldwide shipments of mobile robotics will grow from four million in 2012 to 25.4 million in 2020, […]

Helium discovery a ‘game-changer’

Scientists have discovered a large helium gas field in Tanzania. With world supplies running out, the find is a “game-changer”, say geologists at Durham and Oxford universities. Helium is used in hospitals in MRI scanners as well as in spacecraft, telescopes and radiation monitors. Until now, the precious gas has been discovered only in small […]