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. Boyle and Smith win for inventing the CCD sensor that "revolutionized photography, as light could now be captured electronically instead of on film."
The Daily Scan poll missed this one as Kao, Boyle, and Smith weren't included. The frontrunner there was Yakir Aharonov with 24 percent of the vote. Maybe next year.