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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Nobel Prize in Physics to be announced

By Matt Moore and Karl Ritter, Associated Press
October 9, 2007

Stockholm, Sweden - Discoveries of planets orbiting stars outside the solar system, efforts to better understand why weather is so chaotic and work on carbon tubes are among the discoveries that could win the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday.

But the prize, one of the original five outlined in the will of Alfred Nobel, is one of the toughest to predict, and in some cases, comprehend, given the complexity of science involved for an award with a wide latitude of subjects to touch on.

"Physics is a tough one," said David Pendlebury, of research services at Thomson Scientific, which analyzes the work, citations and experience of scores of possible Nobel laureates and conducts an online poll to see who the likely winners could be.

The rest of the article here.

One thing is for sure though, it won't be those geniuses who think that bicycles and their wheels need to be heavy or of a certain weight or else they won't climb well, suffer from stability problems on the flats, or simply launch off into space and risk being anally probed by a certain extraterrestrial with a long, light-emitting finger.

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