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    U.S., French Scientist Win Nobel

    Pictures of Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of US who won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics are projected on a screen as Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, announces the laureates on October 9, 2012 at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm. Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the US won the Nobel Physics Prize for their work on measuring and manipulating individual particles while preserving their quantum-mechanical nature.  AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND        (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/GettyImages)

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    The Nobel Prize was awarded Tuesday to two scientists, one American and one French, for their work in quantum physics. The scientists, David Wineland and Serge Haroche, have been experimenting with new ways to measure quantum particles without destroying them—which could pave the way to build a powerful new computer model. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, which awards the Nobel, suggested the “quantum computer” could “change our everyday lives in the same radical way as the classical computer did in the last century.” When informed of the news, Haroche said he would celebrate with “champagne, of course.”

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