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Effect that Revolutionized Hard Drives Nets a Nobel

Science  12 Oct 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5848, pp. 179
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5848.179

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Two physicists, from France and Germany, have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics for independently discovering a magnetic effect that vastly increased the capacity of computer hard drives.