Bell Labs researchers Willard Boyle (left) and George Smith in 1974, demonstrating their CCD. Photo: © Alcatel-Lucent/Bell Labs

Bell Labs researchers Willard Boyle (left) and George Smith in 1974, demonstrating their CCD. Photo: © Alcatel-Lucent/Bell Labs

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics to three inventors who worked with light, including Boyle and Smith, the two Americans who developed a digital sensor that revolutionized photography. Via PDN, and more on the 2009 Nobel Prize for Physics.

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