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Tiny Bytes: Nobel prize for Chemistry, Leopard at Maruti workshop and more

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Hi and Welcome to Tiny Bytes. Here's a look at some of today's news for little minds.

Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for developing cryo-electron microscopy which simplifies and improves the imaging of biomolecules. Cryo-electron microscopy has enabled scientists to fill in previously blank spaces in research, generating images of everything from proteins that cause antibiotic resistance, to the surface of the Zika virus. Read more

Leopard at Maruti workshop

A leopard was spotted early Thursday morning in Maruti Suzuki's plant in Manesar here, following which the forest officials cordoned off the premises and launch a search for the wild cat. The leopard was found roaming inside the 'Engine Department' around 4 am by a security personnel on duty. Read more

Google launches new products

Google on Wednesday launched Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, smaller smart speaker "Home Mini", a larger version called "Home Max", high-performance convertible Chromebook called PixelBook and "Google Clips" action camera. The devices are available for pre-order in the US, Britain, Germany and in India. The products will hit the markets in November.

Halep gets the better of Sharapova

World No. 2 Simona Halep beat Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-2 in the China Open third round on Wednesday for her first win over the Russian in eight attempts.

Halep, who lost to Sharapova in the first round of the US Open, won five out of nine break points and took advantage of an error-prone display to hand the Russian her first straight-sets defeat of the season in one hour and 12 minutes. Read more

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