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Old     (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       10-06-2009, 3:53 PM Reply   
Thought this was kinda cool...


Boyle and Smith created the first successful Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) in 1969 while working at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey.


Boyle and Smith did not set out to reinvent photography; they were trying to develop better electronic memory. To that end, they developed a silicon plate with millions of light-sensitive photocells. The CCD accumulated light-induced charges over its surface, and transported them to be read out at the edge of the light-sensitive area. The process makes use of an effect theorized by Albert Einstein, who won the 1921 Nobel Prize for the idea.

Old     (rson)      Join Date: Jun 2002       10-16-2009, 8:24 PM Reply   
Wow, and to think that they waited this long to get it when all they needed to do was tell everyone that they are doing to do it and you still get the prize.
Old     (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       10-17-2009, 12:08 AM Reply   
HA...well played.

And since someone brought this thread back to the top, I'll add in that the IEEE is claiming that someone else did more work than these two did with the CCD. I'm not gonna bother looking up the name, though, because nobody typically seems to care about when I post stuff like this.
Old     (russian)      Join Date: Feb 2008       10-17-2009, 11:55 AM Reply   
I like your posts like this Scott, just never reply to them
Old     (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-25-2009, 7:58 PM Reply   
I'm going to make a hybrid camera that shoots 70 mp stills, is completely waterproof to 100m, can shoot 10k video, built in gyro, and it will be the size of a deck of cards.

Please send 1+ million prize check to...
Old     (joshturner)      Join Date: Jun 2007       11-11-2009, 7:53 PM Reply   
im currently in the process of developing the worlds first 4D camera which captures time as a physical dimension in correlation with space as outlined in Einstein's theory of relativity. look for it on shelves next month next to the holgas and dianas


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