Winners in Physics

Charles Kao, Willard Boyle, and George Smith will share this year's Nobel Prize in physics, reports the Associated Press. Kao wins for his work in fiber optics which the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says include "groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication" that allows global broadband communication.

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