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50 Years of the LED

Today is the 50th birthday of the first practical LED, an invention built on an understanding that has transformed our lives: enabling cheap, mass-produced and very hardy display and lighting technologies. A while back, GE produced a great piece of branded content featuring its inventor, Prof. Nick Holonyak, where he offers some insight into the […]

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Be your own CSI with GelSight

The guys at GelSight¬†are on to something big – or at least, magnified. Their specially designed rubber lens lets one see details as small as two microns thick, through their patent-pending and newly perfected approach.¬†This video demonstrates how it all works: And this video shows off the extent of GelSight’s sensitivity: The stuff looks really […]

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