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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TJ Carter (March 18, 1991 - April 6, 2013) Thomas James “TJ” Carter, son of Benson “Bengy” Caroll Carter and Lorilyn Cooper Carter, passed from this life April 6, 2013. He was born March 18, 1991 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
TJ attended Texas A&M...
Nyal Miller (February 10, 1926 - April 2, 2013) (CEDAR CITY, Utah) - James Nyal Miller passed away peacefully April 2, 2013 at home in Cedar City, Utah with members of his family at his side. He was born February 10, 1926 to James Lazell Miller...
Shonya Nelson (August 31, 1949 - April 5, 2013) Shonya Nelson, a devoted Wife, Mother, and Grandma passed away peacefully on April 5, 2013, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She lived a life of hard work and dedicat...
Harold Gibson (January 28, 1953 - April 5, 2013) (LOGANDALE, Nev.) - Harold Loy Gibson, Jr., age 60, died Friday, April 5, 2013 in Logandale, Nevada. He was born January 28, 1953 in Yuma, Arizona to Harold Loy and Billie Jo Dockery Gibson.
Daniel Nickrand (June 26, 1973 - April 5, 2013) (MOAPA, Nev.) - Daniel Lee Nickrand, age 39, died suddenly Friday, April 5, 2013 at his home in Moapa, Nevada. He was born June 26, 1973 in Mt. Clemons, Michigan to Richard and Donna Hunter Nickran...