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Lighty:Ultimate Lighting Control Automation System

Lighty:Ultimate Lighting Control Automation System

Lighty system diagram Lighty system user interface Japanese researchers developed a unique robotic system which allows them to control lights in a room in unprecedented precision and ease. The system will allow simple to use home automation lighting control for ...

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Car Illumination that can Work Through Rain

Car Illumination that can Work Through Rain

Car’s headligths in the snow – illustration (Credit: Carnegie Mellon University) Naive illumination ((a) and (c)) versus fast reactive illumination ((b) and (d)) with the prototype running at 120Hz (system latency of 13ms) (Credit: Carnegie Mellon University) Driving through rain ...

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Osram Sylvania Ultra LED: 100-watt Equivalent Bulb

Osram Sylvania Ultra LED: 100-watt Equivalent Bulb

The new Osram Ultra LED: 100-watt Equivalent Bulb A new generation of LED bulbs is coming to the market with much higher brightness but very low energy consumption. The upcoming Osram Sylvania 100-watt equivalent LED Bulb is already on sale ...

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GLOBARS – Ultimate LED Handlebar for Your Bicycle

GLOBARS – Ultimate LED Handlebar for Your Bicycle

GLOBARS in action (credit: Mitchell Silva) How GLOBARS will work (credit: Mitchell Silva) GLOBARS prototypes (credit: Mitchell Silva) Mitchell Silva, an industrial designer from Boston recently created a prototype handlebar for bicycles with integrated LED lighting. This highly streamline efficient ...

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100-watt LED Bulbs are on the Way

A new age of more efficient, cleaner lighting has been an unfulfilled promise for many years. Now thanks to some innovative new technologies the revolution might be closer than ever and its name is LED.     Switch Lighting LED ...

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Philips’ New Digital Photomultipliers

Philips’ New Digital Photomultipliers

Scientists at Philips have developed new fully digital Silicon PhotoMultipliers (SiMPs) that may replace detectors within PET scanners as well as open up possibilities for other ultra-sensitive detectors for DNA sequencing and protein microarrays.   Digital silicon photomultiplier offers faster ...

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Solar Energy Produced Using ‘Artificial Leaf’

Solar Energy Produced Using ‘Artificial Leaf’

An international team of researchers has successfully developed an artificial leaf that can convert sunlight into energy. The team firstly simulated the extremely efficient bacteria light antennae by modifying chlorophyll from an alga. Using the alga’s properties, the ‘artificial leaf’ ...

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MIT Scientists Develop Fibers With Vision

MIT Scientists Develop Fibers With Vision

Researchers from MIT have developed light detecting fibers that can be manipulated into a web and applied on clothing to form a flexible camera. Such fiber web could be utilized in military uniform, where the fabric would allow the soldiers ...

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Detecting Photon Entanglement

Detecting Photon Entanglement

An enhanced technique to detect photon entanglement in different parts of an optical system has been developed by scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). In their research the group demonstrates how, for the first time, quantum uncertainty relations ...

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Carbon Nanotubes ‘See’ Full Visible Spectrum

Carbon Nanotubes ‘See’ Full Visible Spectrum

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratory in Livermore, California have created the first carbon nanotube device capable of detecting light in the entire visible spectrum. This should enable scientists to study single molecules and how they react to light. The new ...

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