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Nobel Prize in Physics won by French, U.S., Austrian scientists

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And a big congratulations to all three. Bravo!

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Congratulations to scientists Alain Aspect, John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger.

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When Zeilinger was first showing his research of quantum mechanics to the media in the 1990s, people were asking him what use is there for this - and even he admitted he wasn't sure

And now a couple of decades later, people are seeing it as the future, including quantum computing

Just goes to show that just because a short-sighted can't immediately see a use for some new knowledge, doesn't mean other people years later can't take that knowledge and make use of it

That's how fundamental research works - ya take that knowledge and ya combine that with other knowledge, and ya come up with something to use that ya wouldn't have been able prior without that fundamental knowledge

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That's how fundamental research works - ya take that knowledge and ya combine that with other knowledge, and ya come up with something to use that ya wouldn't have been able prior without that fundamental knowledge

Copernicus built his modern solar system theory based on observations Arab astronomers made and wrote centuries before. Even though he was wrong in assuming that the Sun is the center of the universe, more advances in astronomy were built upon this foundation, which was set by the Arabian astronomers, and which was set by many others before around the world over the previous millennia. That's progress.

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