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News from Nobelprize.org

February 27, 2009
This is devoted to the ‘Educational Games’ area of Nobelprize.org, re-launched this week with a fresh new design. Now even easier to navigate, this section actually offers more than just games alone. Profusely illustrated articles, multimedia productions and chances to give us your feedback add to a mix of content which is dedicated to the aim of making learning fun.
Our latest multimedia educational tool, featuring a new addition to Nobelprize.org, the ‘Diabetic Dog’, is also launched this week. Designed for high school students and based around the discovery of insulin, for which Frederick George Banting and John James Richard Macleod received the 1923 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, this new production places the visitor in an interactive playground where she or he can learn about the effects and uses of insulin. So why not try it out?
Below, as ever, are a selection of our pages, this time all giving a flavour of what can be found within the Educational Games section. We’re always keen to receive suggestions for how we might improve our educational outreach materials, so do please let us know what you think.
Adam Smith
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News from Nobelprize.org

September 26, 2008

Three weeks from now we’ll know; the 2008 Nobel Laureates will have been chosen in all six disciplines. So now’s the time to make your guesses, and then sit back and enjoy the thrill of the announcements with Nobelprize.org.

As ever, all announcements will be broadcast live on the website (except for Peace which is announced in Oslo and for which the video footage will be available after a short delay). Each one is scheduled for a different day, so put the timetable in your diary and watch whichever ones you can. At the exact moment each announcement occurs, Nobelprize.org will be posting background information on the new Nobel Laureates and their work, including the official documentation from the Nobel Prize-Awarding Institutions. Later that same day, we’ll be posting Nobelprize.org’s own ‘speed read’ summaries of each prize.

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