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Congratulations, Prof. Nakamura!

The inventor of white, blue and green LEDs, Professor Shuji Nakamura, was awarded the second Millenium Technology Prize.

The MTP is a bi-annual prize awarded to recognise "technological developments that have a positive impact on quality of life and sustainable development". The first one, in 2004, went to Tim Berners-Lee.

In his acceptance speech, Prof. Nakamura said: "This invention makes it possible to improve quality of life for many millions of people." It certainly improved my quality of life!

(Read the BBC article here)
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