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Libraries are for Discovery and Experimentation

Could a Common Library help someone in your area learn, experiment and discover something remarkable?  You’ll never know – unless you invite them in…

In October 2014, two Japanese citizens – Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano – and US scientist Shuji Nakamura won the Nobel Prize for physics, having successfully created blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs) where many large, well-funded corporations had failed. By sharing their knowledge and continually prototyping, they were able to make a breakthrough that has changed all our lives.

Blue LEDs are now used in the screens of laptops and tablets, computers and smartphones. Because they are more long-lasting and energy efficient than their predecessors in a world where 25% of electricity consumption is attributable to lighting, they are helping to effect a step-change to preserve the Earth’s valuable resources.

Please take a look around our site to find out how your library can support makers and inventors in your area.

In the first instance, libraries are invited to Join A National Library Science Experiment funded by Arts Council England. But, if you’re a maker or inventor, we’d also love to hear from you – or, you can make a start and contribute to the growth of Common Libraries in your area right away.

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