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    Sully I put you in, and am asking for a recount.

    3 Americans Share 2009 Nobel Physics Prize


    STOCKHOLM — Three scientists who created the technology behind digital photography and helped link the world through fiber-optic networks shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday.

    Charles K. Kao was cited for his breakthrough involving the transmission of light in fiber optics while Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith were honored for inventing an imaging semiconductor circuit known as the CCD sensor.

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said all three have American citizenship. Kao also holds British citizenship while Boyle is also Canadian.

    The award's 10 million kronor ($1.4 million) purse will be split between the three with Kao taking half and Boyle and Smith each getting a fourth. The three also receive a diploma and an invitation to the prize ceremonies in Stockholm on Dec. 10.

    Kao, who was born in Shanghai and is a British citizen, was cited for his 1966 discovery that showed how to transmit light over long distances via fiber-optic cables, which became the backbone of modern communication networks that carry phone calls and high-speed Internet data around the world.

    "With a fiber of purest glass it would be possible to transmit light signals over 100 kilometers (62.14 miles), compared to only 20 meters (65.62 feet) for the fibers available in the 1960s," the citation said.

    Boyle and Smith worked together to invent the charged-coupled device, or CCD, the eye of the digital camera found in everything from the cheapest point-and-shoot to high-speed, delicate surgical instruments.

    In its citation, the Academy said that Boyle and Smith "invented the first successful imaging technology using a digital sensor, a CCD."

    It said that technology builds on Albert Einstein's discovery of the photoelectric effect, for which he was awarded the Nobel physics prize in 1921.

    The two men, working at Bell Labs in New Jersey, designed an image sensor that could transform light into a large number of image points, or pixels, in a short time.

    "It revolutionized photography, as light could now be captured electronically instead of on film," the Academy said.

    "Without the CCD, the development of digital cameras would have taken a slower course. Without CCD we would not have seen the astonishing images of space taken by the Hubble space telescope, or the images of the red desert on our neighboring planet Mars," it said.

    Boyle, in a phone call to the academy, said he is reminded of his work with Smith "when I go around these days and see everybody using our little digital cameras, everywhere. Although they don't use exactly our CCD, it started it all."

    He added that the biggest achievement resulting from his work was when images of Mars were transmitted back to Earth using digital cameras.

    "We saw for the first time the surface of Mars," Boyle said. "It wouldn't have been possible without our invention."

    The academy said digital image sensors are usually involved when photo, video or television are used for medical applications, such as taking images inside the body.

    "It can reveal fine details in very distant and in extremely small objects," the academy said.

    The physics award is the second of the 2009 Nobel Prizes to be announced.

    On Monday, three American scientists shared the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering a key mechanism in the genetic operations of cells, an insight that has inspired new lines of research into cancer.

    Elizabeth H. Blackburn, who also has Australian citizenship, Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak were cited for their work in solving the mystery of how chromosomes, the rod-like structures that carry DNA, protect themselves from degrading when cells divide.
    so here you go sully your very own.
    It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.

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    Originally posted by DACP View Post
    Sully I put you in, and am asking for a recount.

    so here you go sully your very own.
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    I sure didn't know that old Muleskinn'in Slab BaCk was a No-Ia-Ble!!! But I,ll tell ya what officer DACP.... He sure Tha HeLl wans't no "peaceful" man..HeeHeeeHeee...



    Thar, he's in tha Left.... We coMe from real GooD stock, we does..

    know OffiCer, I'm a feared ya might have Mistaken ma' with soMe onthe Nobile hansome He-Man

    But ThanK's anyway's

    Getty Trigger, Gawd, dang it...

    WE,s gotta"s go chEck on ole' "Sally" Errr, ummm our Still OffIcer!!

    WhiP, SnAp, CraCk, Pop !!! Away We fly's ta' check On our squeeze!!
    Originally posted by mookster
    Sully, usually I hafta glance over your posts cuz my brain would have issues with the imagery you portray, however with that one I get it. I agree one hundred percent with ya.
    Originally posted by CityCopDC
    I swear to god you are not human. I know a rogue VI when I see one.
    Originally posted by OfficerDotCom
    I think no one is probably happier than Sully and I that we ARE NOT the same person.(seriously thanking God for that one).
    -Frank




    Old Physicists neva' die, they just hop on a horsey and fly away inta' an infinitely massive black ho ...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by asullivan View Post
      WhooaaaAA TrIggEr!!!!!
      DanG Blang It all!!! That thar' looks like ma' sisters, uncles, cousin, Jeb Peter. B Brown of tha Confederate army, it does!!!!

      I sure didn't know that old Muleskinn'in Slab BaCk was a No-Ia-Ble!!! But I,ll tell ya what officer DACP.... He sure Tha HeLl wans't no "peaceful" man..HeeHeeeHeee...



      Thar, he's in tha Left.... We coMe from real GooD stock, we does..

      know OffiCer, I'm a feared ya might have Mistaken ma' with soMe onthe Nobile hansome He-Man

      But ThanK's anyway's

      Getty Trigger, Gawd, dang it...

      WE,s gotta"s go chEck on ole' "Sally" Errr, ummm our Still OffIcer!!

      WhiP, SnAp, CraCk, Pop !!! Away We fly's ta' check On our squeeze!!

      I swear to God he comes from the deep woods of my county....
      "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit" - Aristotle

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        Wtf!?...............
        Religion is flawed, because man is flawed.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by deputync View Post
          Wtf!?...............


          Wtf!? WTf!? OffiCer is that thar'????



          Mr. PreSiDenTa'....




          Oh Ya!!!! A giRl anD DinnEr!!! Lets go Trigger!!!!
          Originally posted by mookster
          Sully, usually I hafta glance over your posts cuz my brain would have issues with the imagery you portray, however with that one I get it. I agree one hundred percent with ya.
          Originally posted by CityCopDC
          I swear to god you are not human. I know a rogue VI when I see one.
          Originally posted by OfficerDotCom
          I think no one is probably happier than Sully and I that we ARE NOT the same person.(seriously thanking God for that one).
          -Frank




          Old Physicists neva' die, they just hop on a horsey and fly away inta' an infinitely massive black ho ...

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