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Visible LEDs Are 50 Years Old
2012-10-09 18:40:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One technology has only just begun to be implemented into our society on a wide-scale, but it has actually been around for 50 years: the LED. The world's first visible light-emitting diode (LED) was demonstrated in 1962 by Nick Holonyak, Jr. to General Electric suits. Holonyak had predicted that the LED would replace incandescent lights, but at the time he probably didn't realize it would take 50 years to gain some traction....


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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