Make's LED History Movie Is Pretty Cool, Includes DIY Instructions

We all take LEDs » 11/24/08 4:33am 11/24/08 4:33am pretty much for granted, but the guys over at have done a good job with this movie that shows the history behind the little glowing things. Turns out the Light Emitting Diode was one of those devices that was more or less discovered by accident, during an experiment at Marconi labs into a…

Purdue University Breakthrough Could Lead to Low-Cost, Mass-Produced…

The researchers at Purdue University are just full of bright ideas these days, and this weekend was no exception. Thanks to a major breakthrough, they may have overcome a major obstacle for "solid state lighting," which laymen like to call LED (light emitting diode). That obstacle? Cost. LEDs are expensive, mostly… » 7/20/08 4:00pm 7/20/08 4:00pm