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Bell Labs

Bell Labs

The research and development center of Alcatel-Lucent, formerly Lucent Technologies and AT&T. One of the most renowned scientific laboratories in the world, many of the major electronic inventions of the modern age were developed at Bell Labs, including the transistor, the laser, solar cell, wavelength optical multiplexing (see DWDM), the Unix operating system and the C programming language.

In 2015, Nokia acquired Alcatel-Lucent and Bell Labs officially became Nokia Bell Labs. See transistor and laser.


The Real Bell
Alexander Graham Bell was born in Scotland in 1847 and died in 1922. His famous sentence "Mr. Watson - come here - I want to see you!" were the first words to travel over a wire, ringing in the birth of electronic communications. (Image courtesy of AT&T.)
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The Bell Lab is world's premier Research & Development institution with 13 the Nobel Prize recipients - the most of any institution in the world.
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The scientists and engineers at Bell Labs benefit from significant input from other lab members at the various Bell Lab sites in developing their research.
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The announcement was made by researchers at Nokia Bell Labs and AMBER, the SFI Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research hosted at Trinity College Dublin.
Researchers at Nokia Bell Labs and AMBER, the SFI Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research hosted at Trinity College Dublin, announced they have created a new, innovative formula for battery composition that makes batteries more powerful by packing 2.5 times the battery life than anything currently on the market.
That's where Bell Labs unveiled its Picturephone, a futuristic service that transmitted a 30-frames-per-second, black-and-white image on a screen about five inches square.
The winners will also be given access to Nokia Bell Labs research and development resources, as well as opportunities to grow their businesses through joint partnerships with Nokia.
Jason Azoulay, assistant professor in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, recently received a prestigious research award from Nokia Bell Labs for developing new photosensitive polymers that operate in the short-wavelength infrared.
Only three prizes were awarded in the annual competition that attracted more than 330 proposals from 35 countries, which were narrowed down to approximately 20 semifinal applications shortlisted for collaboration with Bell Labs researchers over a two-month period.
"There's a clear business case to be made for AIR--the tangible effect on the culture of the institutions," says Thompson, whom Nokia Bell Labs appointed as its first artist-in-residence in the middle of 2016.