Japanese Man's Invention Pockets Him 1 Million Euro

Posted: Jun 16 2006, 4:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 5:48pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff

Japanese Man's Invention Pockets Him 1 Million Euro
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The winner of the 2006 Millenium Technology Prize, the biggest tech-related award in the world (link), was given to a Japanese (big surprise) inventor Thursday, in Finland.

Shuji Nakamura, along with the bragging rights, netted a cool 1 million Euro prize (or roughly $1.3 million). His invention is a brand new LED-based light source. The award foundation said "Nakamura was chosen for his inventions on revolutionary new light sources, inexpensive energy and water purification."His devotion and contributions to the world of energy-efficient lights have moved some to compare him to Thomas Edison. Full details here.

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