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Earlier this month, Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano, and Shuji Nakamura received the Nobel Prize in Physics for their development of the blue light-emitting diode that led to the creation of a practical white-light LED. The development may seem modest, however its subsequent universal application and adoption has led to a "fundamental transformation of lighting technology", according to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. To find out more, click here..