With IBM colleague Gerd Binnig, Rohrer invented the scanning tunneling microscope, which can show individual atoms on a surface and move them around.
The electron microscope revolutionized biology in the 1930s by providing magnifications thousands of times higher than that of light microscopes, allowing scientists to discern the inner workings of cells for the first time.
A longtime Republican state senator and assemblyman, Newton R. Russell was admired on both sides of the aisle for his fairness and knowledge of the arcane rules of the state pension system.
Newton R. Russell, a veteran state senator known as an expert on California's complex public pension system and a stickler for upholding legislative rules, died Saturday of lung cancer at his La Cañada Flintridge home, his family said. He was 85.
Bernard Waber, author of popular children's books, dies at 91
Bernard Waber, 91, the author of such children's favorites as "The House on East 88th Street" and "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile," died Thursday at his Long Island, N.Y., home after a long illness, according to a statement from his publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
One of the few remaining survivors of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, Boruch Spiegel fought against Nazi troops during the 1943 revolt.
Boruch Spiegel, one of the last survivors of the 1943 Warsaw ghetto uprising by poorly armed Jewish insurgents against the powerful Nazi German force that occupied Poland, has died. He was 93.
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R. Jean Fawson (May 6, 1926 - April 3, 2013) R. Jean Fawson returned to her loved ones on the other side of the veil on April 3, 2013. She was born May 6, 1926 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Rulon & May Knowles. Jean spent her early years in Sa...
Eugene Erwin Sader (May 24, 1935 - April 13, 2013) (IVINS, Utah) - Eugene Erwin Sader, 77, born May 24, 1935 in Glendale, California, passed away April 13, 2013 in Ivins, Utah.
He grew up in Burbank, California the son of Conrad and Marie Steinbre...