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White LED lies: It's great, but Nobel physics prize-winning great?

phil dude
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lines in history....

I don't have many thoughts about the prizes so much, since they are often not contemporary when given (picking the winners after the fact...).

But 2 items in recent history got a NP. White (well blue) LEDs and Fluorescent proteins (green, yellow, cyan).

The former gives me a camping light that will stay illuminated for a month(!) , available 2003?(NP2014)

The latter is used to see the inner workings of cells (cancer and otherwise)...never before possible. available 1996?(NP2004)

I think we have been spoiled by the astonishing rise in technology, and how ubiquitous "new" is...

P.

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