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    Default Nobel Prize in Physics

    I am kind of a physics nerd or at least I was way back when I was still in school (can't really say I have ever used much of it). But I had to point out that half of the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to the guys who invented the CCD chip, without which we would not be able to take digital pictures.

    Here is the NPR article:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...62&sc=fb&cc=fp

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    very cool! not sure if you know, but I have my undergrad degree in physics. I've never used it. but when I was in school, I had a technology class and we focused on the ccd. it was very neat. this was back in 1994 LONG before everyone had a digital camera. my professor was very up on the technology - he ended up being my research advisor, and we used handheld scanners (also rare at the time) to scan in hundreds of light charts analyzing the paths of different stars. I'm rambling, you just gave me some flashbacks. that professor ended up dying from cancer after I graduated, and I remember being so sad about the loss of a great man in the physics/astronomy world.
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    Very cool Gwen! My undergrad degree is in physics too! Now the closest I come to using it is organizing an Expo for a bunch of Lego League Teams.

    We must be close to the same age. I graduated from HS in 1992.

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    I graduated in '90 then college in '95 (I did the 5 year plan, as I started physics, changed my mind and spent semesters in med tech and history education before I went back to physics)
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    He's (Boyle) Canadian too! Just a little side note for anyone Canadian on this board!
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