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ELI5 Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you should know about - in a mini podcast

Nov 20, 2020

What is so special about the blue variety of LED? Why do LEDs still get so hot if they are supposed to be energy efficient? If LEDs were invented in the 1960s, why have they only become popular in the last decade or two? Why did the blue LED warrant a Nobel Prize in Physics?


... We explain like i'm five!


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