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This Years Nobel Awards

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posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 08:36 AM
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This years Nobel awards are being announced. So far physics and medicine have been announced. The others will be announced in the days to come.


The 2006 Nobel prize for physics has been awarded to John Mather and George Smoot for their contribution to the big bang theory of the origin of the universe.

The pair were honoured for "their discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation", the jury said.

According to the big bang theory, the cosmos was formed from a cataclysmic explosion that happened about 13.7 billion years ago. The timescale and geometry are measurable by shockwaves called cosmic microwave background (CMB) that continues to wash over us.


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Two researchers, from Stanford University and the University of Massachusetts, won the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for their discovery of a way to shut down individual genes in the body, a technique that holds the possibility of new therapies for macular degeneration, HIV, cancer and other diseases.

Andrew Z. Fire, 47, of the Stanford University School of Medicine and Craig C. Mello, 45, of the University of Massachusetts Medical School will share the $1.37-million prize for their discovery of what the Nobel citation called "a fundamental mechanism for controlling the flow of genetic information."


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Hear is the lint to Nobel home page. If any of you want to read about the history of Nobel it is kind of interesting




posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 09:07 AM
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Interesting. I was always under the impression that the Nobel Committee didn't choose to award stuff to do with the cosmos or big bang stuff because it was not helpful to humanity. This happened before, or is this the first time that an award has been given to someone in this field?



posted on Oct, 3 2006 @ 09:11 AM
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Originally posted by babloyi
Interesting. I was always under the impression that the Nobel Committee didn't choose to award stuff to do with the cosmos or big bang stuff because it was not helpful to humanity. This happened before, or is this the first time that an award has been given to someone in this field?


Babloyi,
The Nobel foundation awards for peace, medicen, chemestry, physics, lititure, and probably a few other things that I cant remger right now. I do not know when each award came to be. But the histroy behind all of that is kind of interesting. The Nobel home page has a lot of links on it. If you want to take a little bit of time to look at it the link is on the first post in this thred.



posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 06:13 AM
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This years Nobel prize for Chemestry goes to Roger Kornberg at Stanford University.
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American Roger Kornberg won the 2006 Nobel prize for chemistry on Wednesday for describing the essential process of gene copying in cells, research that can give insight into illnesses such as cancer and heart disease.

The work of Stanford University's Kornberg, 59, has "a fundamental medical importance", the Swedish Academy of Sciences said as it announced the award, worth 10 million Swedish crowns ($1.37 million).

"If transcription stops, genetic information is no longer transferred into the different parts of the body. Since these are then no longer renewed, the organism dies within a few days," the Academy said.


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Well, the first three Nobel prizes have gone to people in the U.S. So would it be a stupid question to ask if there is a conspircy theory out there as to why?



posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 08:46 AM
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Originally posted by RedGolem

Well, the first three Nobel prizes have gone to people in the U.S. So would it be a
stupid question to ask if there is a conspircy theory out there as to why?


Thats becuase Nobel prizes are not given on the basis of achievment.

The nobel prizes are just a giant popularity contest and nothing more. Who ever has the most buzz around them is the most likely to be nominated and win.



posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 04:53 PM
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Originally posted by iqonx

Thats becuase Nobel prizes are not given on the basis of achievment.

The nobel prizes are just a giant popularity contest and nothing more. Who ever has the most buzz around them is the most likely to be nominated and win.





Well that is a pretty good anser.
So was there any one that you know of who shold have won over the ones who did?



posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 05:00 PM
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Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize once. That should pretty much paint the Nobel prize as crap.!



posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 05:09 PM
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Originally posted by YIAWETA
Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize once. That should pretty much paint the Nobel prize as crap.!


Well yes that may be quite true, but its not just kissinger, Yassar Arafat was awarded the peace prize, so that would also add to your articulate description of the peace prize also.



posted on Oct, 4 2006 @ 05:09 PM
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Cool that means it is also time for the Ig-Nobel prizes to be given out…

en.wikipedia.org...
improbable.com...



posted on Oct, 5 2006 @ 09:44 AM
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Red, How could I forget ole Yasser!....I think you'll find that the U.N. ,W.H.O and the C.F.R. award their most complicit henchmen through this award.



posted on Oct, 5 2006 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by RedGolem

Well, the first three Nobel prizes have gone to people in the U.S. So would it be a stupid question to ask if there is a conspircy theory out there as to why?


One of the wealthiest countries in the world, has been world leader for a long time, relatively free exchange of ideas and personnel between US and rest of world as well as exchange of ideas within university system, freedom of collaboration, top-rated educational institutions in the world, and everybody comes here to study (so you go to America to collaborate.)

Now, if all the top prizes were going to East Timor (Asia's poorest nation) and for research that nobody had ever heard of, THEN we ought to be suspicious.



posted on Oct, 5 2006 @ 02:05 PM
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Originally posted by Indellkoffer


One of the wealthiest countries in the world, has been world leader for a long time, relatively free exchange of ideas and personnel between US and rest of world as well as exchange of ideas within university system, freedom of collaboration, top-rated educational institutions in the world, and everybody comes here to study (so you go to America to collaborate.)


Indellkoffer,
Very nicely put

Now on the other hand I just do have a feeling that many other countries out there just are not going to like it to much. Some might have a legitment gripe, and some may just be blowing wind.j

I was just thinking some one might have a sorce some where that was saying this person paid off that person or something to that effect.
But again thank you for you well chosen and well put words



posted on Oct, 14 2006 @ 05:42 PM
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The Nobel peace prize has been announced. Hear is the link to the Nobel page with the award on it. I briefly looked at the why the award was given to the person it was, it looked like a good choice to me.


It would have been more charitable--and certainly a lot easier--just to give the poor woman the money. But instead, Muhammad Yunus lent her $27.

"Charity is not the answer to poverty," Yunus wrote earlier this year. "It only helps poverty to continue. It creates dependency and takes away the individual's initiative to break through the wall of poverty."

The woman and several of her friends used the small loan to start a successful furniture-making business and to escape the bonds of poverty in their rural Bangladeshi village. They repaid the loan in full.


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