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Pt 2219
Digital devices this year, interesting

Charles K. Kao, a British and U.S. citizen, won for “groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication.” Willard S. Boyle, a Canadian and U.S. citizen, and George E. Smith, a U.S. citizen, “invented the first successful imaging technology using a digital sensor, a CCD (Charge-Coupled Device).” Kao in 1966 “made a discovery that led to a breakthrough in fiber optics. He carefully calculated how to transmit light over long distances via optical glass fibers…”

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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