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In the 1960's, I visited Bell Laboratories in Holemdel, NJ, where I saw nitrogen-cooled LEDs under development (about $20 each). Now they cost mere pennies! I was also influenced by Bell Labs science films. I thus take a deep interest in writing a guide for Bell Labs.
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Guide to Bell Labs: Scientific Discoveries and Innovations

Bell Laboratories has manifested a presence in the physical science discoveries of nearly the past one hundred years. Among Bell Labs’ major impacts are the radio telescope, the laser, and the LED (light-emitting diode). In addition, Bell Labs (in the 1950’s and 1960’s) presented a series of scientific films entertaining and educating youngsters, germinating within them an interest in scientific pursuits, discussing topics such as the sun to the senses to blood to cosmic rays. Read and enjoy articles demonstrating the important contributions the AT&T Bell Laboratories has made to the scientific and educational worlds, written by your Bright Hub contributors.

Replica of First Transistor Invented 1947 at Bell Laboratories

Replica of First Transistor

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