Quantum Computer Discovery Nets Nobel Prize

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Two scientists will share this year's Nobel Prize in physics for discoveries that have revolutionized computer memory.

Albert Fert of France and Peter Grunberg of Germany independently discovered a phenomenon that relies on the spooky world of quantum mechanics to read data from computer disks.

Most computers use it, because it allows manufacturers to pack a lot more data on a single hard drive. It also changed the way scientists and engineers have been thinking about computer memory.

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