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Nobel Prize in Physics highlights groundbreaking inventions – optical tweezers and ultra-short high-intensity laser pulses – that have advanced laser physics.

Former AAAS President James McCarthy is one of two recipients of the renowned 2018 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement for his work to understand and communicate the effects of climate change.
A neutron star collision detected by gravitational waves is Science's 2017 Breakthrough of the Year.

The new AAAS Fellows will be recognized on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 during the Fellows Forum at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.

Gravitational waves are ripples in time-space that only occur under a handful of extreme cosmic conditions.
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