German, Frenchman share 2007 Nobel Prize in physics

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October 9, 2007 15:19

 
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France's Albert Fert and German Peter Gruenberg won the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for a discovery that has shrunk the size of hard disks found in computers, iPods and other digital devices. The duo discovered a totally new physical effect that has let the computer industry develop sensitive reading tools for information stored on computer hard drives from the tiniest laptops to feature-rich portable music and video players.

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