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Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2011 – Quasi Crystals - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 13, 2011

The story behind Dan Shechtman’s 2011 Nobel prize in Chemistry is absolutely fascinating. It highlights many of the great things about science, as well as highlighting some of the less than complimentary behaviours of some scientists. Professor Shechtman’s discovery of quasicrystals challenged the existing understanding of crystal periodicity. This resulted in hostility from some prominent scientists including Linus Pauling who … Read More

Woo Sites Award Australian the Nobel Prize - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jun 19, 2011

In January of this year, an article in the New Scientist (1) described the storm of controversy around claims from Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier that DNA can send electromagnetic imprints of itself into distant cells and fluids, effectively describing the “quantum teleportation” of DNA. While many scientists were rightly skeptical about such extraordinary claims, suggesting that DNA contamination was a … Read More