Archive for the 'Science' Category

A Lantern and a Nobel Prize

Yazan: spcblog | 17 October 2014 | 1 Comment
Categories: Science

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics was presented jointly to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura. Together they were credited for their work on the blue light emitting diode. We have had red and green LEDs for some time. What is so special about a blue one that it warrants a Nobel Prize? The […]

Pluto is a Planet, Harvard Scientists Argue

Yazan: spcblog | 08 October 2014 | 1 Comment
Categories: Science

After being identified as a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 2006, Pluto may very well be reconsidered as a fully-fledged planet, as scientists from Harvard questions IAUā€™s definition of what a planet is in a debate on September 18, 2014. According to the IAU, in order to consider a celestial body […]

Categories

rss

Categories

Links