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this is a discussion within the Everything Else Community Forum; Two leading international innovators, Linus Torvalds and Shinya Yamanaka, have shared this year's euro1.2 million ($1.5 million) Millennium Technology Prize. Torvalds, a Finnish-American, was presented the prize for creating the Linux kernel, an open source operating system used in millions ...

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Old 06-13-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
 
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Linux creator and stem cell pioneer share tech's $1.5 million 'Nobel'

Two leading international innovators, Linus Torvalds and Shinya Yamanaka, have shared this year's euro1.2 million ($1.5 million) Millennium Technology Prize.



Torvalds, a Finnish-American, was presented the prize for creating the Linux kernel, an open source operating system used in millions of computers. Yamanaka, from Japan, was cited for his discovery of a new method to develop stem cells, which has helped scientists in medical research.
Finnish President Sauli Niinisto presented the prize to the two winners in Helsinki on Wednesday.
The Finnish government and local industry initiated the biennial award in 2004. Previous winners include Japan's Shuji Nakamura for inventions in laser technology and LED lighting, and Tim Berners-Lee for inventing the World Wide Web.


Read more: Linux creator and stem cell pioneer share tech's $1.5 million 'Nobel' | Fox News

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Old 06-13-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
 
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I forgot he was Finish.
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Wow. I'd like their money
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they both look like orchestra conductors....just me?
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