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

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.

2010-05-13 07:07:51

While the laws of physics weren’t made to be broken, sometimes they need revision.

2009-06-15 11:19:28

Researchers have constructed a light-emitting transistor that has set a new record with a signal-processing modulation speed of 4.3 gigahertz, breaking the previous record of 1.7 gigahertz held by a light-emitting diode.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.