terça-feira, 7 de outubro de 2014

Physicists who changed the lightbulb win Nobel Prize

In a choice that surprised Nobel watchers, this year's physics prize is going to three Japanese scientists not for a basic discovery, as is typical, but rather for an invention: the blue light-emitting diode (LED). The Nobel committee recognized three researchers as contributing equally to the breakthrough: Isamu Akasaki of Meijo University in Nagoya and of Nagoya University; Hiroshi Amano of Nagoya University; and Shuji Nakamura, now of theUniversity of California, Santa Barbara. Read more.

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