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Handout pictures of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics laureates Serge Haroche (L) of France and David Wineland of the U.S. seen during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Scanpix

Handout pictures of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics laureates Serge Haroche (L) of France and David Wineland of the U.S. seen during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Scanpix

Handout pictures of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics laureates Serge Haroche (L) of France and David Wineland of the U.S. seen during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Scanpix
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Handout pictures of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics laureates Serge Haroche (L) of France and David Wineland of the U.S. seen during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Scanpix

Handout pictures of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics laureates Serge Haroche (L) of France and David Wineland of the U.S. seen during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Scanpix

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Pictures of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics laureates Serge Haroche (L) of France and David Wineland of the U.S. are displayed on a screen during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Bertil Enevag Ericson/Scanpix

Pictures of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics laureates Serge Haroche (L) of France and David Wineland of the U.S. are displayed on a screen during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Bertil...more

Pictures of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics laureates Serge Haroche (L) of France and David Wineland of the U.S. are displayed on a screen during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Bertil Enevag Ericson/Scanpix
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Pictures of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics laureates Serge Haroche (L) of France and David Wineland of the U.S. are displayed on a screen during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Bertil Enevag Ericson/Scanpix

Pictures of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics laureates Serge Haroche (L) of France and David Wineland of the U.S. are displayed on a screen during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Bertil...more

Pictures of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics laureates Serge Haroche (L) of France and David Wineland of the U.S. are displayed on a screen during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in Stockholm, October 9, 2012. REUTERS/Bertil Enevag Ericson/Scanpix
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