Nobel Prize Leads to New Technology for Custom Radios, Electronics and Cars

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The first Nobel Prize Ceremony, held in 1901 (via NobelPrize.org)

This morning, the 2010 Nobel Prize for physics was awarded to Russian-born scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov for their work with graphene, a form of carbon that is just one atom thick. Graphene is the thinnest material ever to be discovered or extracted and also the strongest and most durable. The discovery of graphene will likely result in faster and higher quality electronics, including computers, custom radios, and touch screen items; in a statement to the press, Nobelprize.org also said that, in the future, cars, airplanes and satellites are likely to be constructed from graphene.

The first 2010 Nobel Prize was awarded yesterday to Robert G. Edwards for his work in the medical field. Edwards and gynecologist Patrick Steptoe developed in vitro fertilization therapy, which is now a popular option for couples facing infertility. One Nobel Prize will be announced each weekday from now until next Monday, October 11, when the prizes conclude with the Economic Sciences category.

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