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Bill Gates Offers the World a Physics Lesson

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Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates

Credit: Microsoft Corp.

It's been a year since Bill Gates left full-time work at Microsoft, but he's found plenty to keep him busy. In between trying to eradicate polio, tame malaria, and fix the broken U.S. education system, Gates has managed to fulfill a dream of taking some classic physics lectures and making them available free over the Web. The lectures, done in 1964 by noted scientist (and Manhattan Project collaborator) Richard Feynman, are available free from the Microsoft Research Web site.

In a wide-ranging interview, Gates also reflected on the changes at Microsoft, spilled the beans on the expansive vision for Product Natal and shared his thoughts on Google's just-introduced Chrome OS.

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