Scientists just got the best measure yet of one of the fundamentals of physics
Ever since 1889, when the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) made the imperious pronouncement, “this prototype shall henceforth be considered to be the unit of mass,” this platinum and iridium cylinder has served as the standard by which ...
Caltech glassblower's retirement has scientists sighing
Los Angeles Times
Hunkered down in the sub-basement of the Norman W. Church Laboratory for Chemical Biology, underneath a campus humming with quantum teleportation devices, gravity wave detectors and neural prosthetics, Rick Gerhart chipped away at a broken flask.
The NRC: A century of invention inside 'The Temple of Science'
1971–The NRC's Gerhard Herzberg is introduced as “the world's foremost molecular spectroscopist” from the “undisputed centre for such research” when he is awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. 1981– Saran Narang discovers how to synthesize insulin, ...
Chemists join forces to develop cheap, complementary method for classic reaction
"Buchwald will undoubtedly win a Nobel Prize for C-N couplings and as such he was the perfect person and group to ask to collaborate on this study. We were lucky he agreed to do so." Through teleconferences and email, researchers in both labs worked to ...