Bright Idea! Nobel Prize in Physics Celebrates Blue Light Diodes

October 7, 2014 6:39 PM

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Bright Idea! Nobel Prize in Physics Celebrates Blue Light Diodes

An American physicist and two Japanese colleagues shared the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for creating light-emitting diodes that shine in blue wavelengths — a crucial invention that filled out the spectrum for LEDs.

The Nobel committee said the innovation "has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources."

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