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New technology could boost solar panel efficiency - UPI.com

New technology could boost solar panel efficiency - UPI.com | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a technique for capturing photons that normally bypass photovoltaic cells inside solar panels.
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New developments promise to make solar cells more productive and efficient!


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Lightology Announces Design with Light Competition 2015

Lightology Announces Design with Light Competition 2015 | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 03, 2015 -- Competition invites participants to design an interior space using architectural lighting products. Open to all who are interested in lighting, design, and/or interior architecture, including students, professionals, and design enthusiasts.
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Design With Light Competition is back!!!


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There’s More Light Pollution In American Cities Than Elsewhere

There’s More Light Pollution In American Cities Than Elsewhere | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
Data from new satellite detection instrument shows German cities emit several times less light per capita than American cities of a similar size.
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“Light Pollution Update: German Cities Emit Less Light Per Capita Than Same-Size American Cities”

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Madison Style: Industiral lighting moving out of garages and into homes : Wsj

Madison Style: Industiral lighting moving out of garages and into homes : Wsj | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
Lighting previously confined to a basement or garage workshop has made its way to Madison’s upscale restaurants and private dining rooms, as professional and private decorators are choosing industrial-style lighting
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Would you open your doors for industrial lighting?

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This Home Office Is A Backyard Hideaway

This Home Office Is A Backyard Hideaway | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
How to work from home without going crazy inside the house: put the office in the backyard.

Via Dean Ernst
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We definitely love the design of this office!

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Sardinia, Italy, Thunderstorm Creates Spectacular Light Show (PHOTOS) - weather.com

Sardinia, Italy, Thunderstorm Creates Spectacular Light Show (PHOTOS) - weather.com | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
This might have been the most photogenic thunderstorm of the entire month.
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The 27-year-old photographer Stefano Garau captured Sardinia’s thunderstorm - an amazing natural light show!

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Watching This Moody Light Show Might Transport You To Another Dimension

Using a combo of convex mirrors, choreographed projections, and strategic puffs of fog, the creative duo behind Seoul-based art and design studio Kimchi and Chips put together this brain-bending installation called Light Barrier. Stare too closely and you just might get transported to another dimension.
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The short video of this art installation - called Light Barrier - might take you to another dimension!

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NASA reveals fantastic light show from black hole 

NASA reveals fantastic light show from black hole  | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
In a galaxy far, far away… a pretty impressive light show is going on.

NASA has captured the galactic display taking place on NGC 4258, some 23 million light years from Earth.
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An awe inspiring light show from a black hole? The evidence is in this NASA picture!

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fabrica's patch of sky lamps emit colored light based on weather - designboom | architecture & design magazine

fabrica's 'patch of sky' is a system of internet connected lighting products that allow you to share your local atmospheric climate with loved ones.
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Have you heard from the sky lamps which emit colored light based on weather? What do you think about this internet connected lighting product?
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Skydivers Create Stunning Light Show By Strapping Fireworks to Themselves [PHOTO]

Skydivers Create Stunning Light Show By Strapping Fireworks to Themselves [PHOTO] | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
Dangerous, but gorgeous
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These people jumped from 13,500 feet with fireworks strapped to their legs in order to create a stunning light show!

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Abstract Photographs Explore The History Of Light Therapy

Abstract Photographs Explore The History Of Light Therapy | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
A Danish photographer uses the healing methods of 19th-century Nobel Prize-winning doctor Niels Finsen to make art.
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Do you ever imagine what a self-portrait of the sun would look like? Yes? Have a look at the pictures from “Light Break: Wavelength"
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Shipyard Cranes As Lighting Giants In Pula’s Harbor | News content from Live Design

Shipyard Cranes As Lighting Giants In Pula’s Harbor | News content from Live Design | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
Uljanik, built in 1856, is again the focal point of the city: its majestic cranes are bathed in lights designed and devised by the internationally renowned lighting designer Dean Skira.
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Lighting Giants - shipyard cranes  in Pula, Croatia bathed in lights and transformed into artworks.


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LED 'Turtle Friendly' Lighting Saves 1000s During Nesting Season

LED 'Turtle Friendly' Lighting Saves 1000s During Nesting Season | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
How can a solid-state light or LED, be a turtle friendly lighting alternative and save the lives of thousands of young sea turtles each year?
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If you want to know how Lighting can become turtle friendly and save the lives of thousands of young sea turtles each year, you have to read this article and to watch this video!

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Legally blind Hobart man sees the light by making log lamps

Legally blind Hobart man sees the light by making log lamps | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
A legally blind man from Hobart has created unique log lamps made from Tasmanian wood waste.
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Beautiful, long-lasting lamps created by blind man!


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Good news for stargazers: UK light pollution is falling

Good news for stargazers: UK light pollution is falling | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
Good news for people who enjoyed last week’s eclipse: viewing the skies could get a whole lot easier in future.
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Cleaning up the night skies in Great Britain - light pollution decreasing!

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More Light in the Workplace Equals Better Sleep and Health

More Light in the Workplace Equals Better Sleep and Health | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
It's not much of a surprise, but a new study shows that natural light exposure in the office can improve the health of workers. Those with better light exposure had better sleep; more physical activity and an overall better quality of life than those that received less light.
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Did you know that more light in the workplace will not only improve your health but also the quality of your sleep?


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Connecting Terminal grain elevator will provide canvas for waterfront light show in 2015 - The Buffalo News

Connecting Terminal grain elevator will provide canvas for waterfront light show in 2015  - The Buffalo News | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
A hulking grain elevator on the outer harbor, across from Canalside, will be the canvas for a kaleidoscope of illuminated colors and patterns starting in mid-2015.The permanent, year-round static and kinetic light show – originally planned to be unveiled this year – is expect... - The Buffalo News
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Definitely an unique nighttime attraction. Do you know where you will be able to see this waterfront light show?


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A Trippy Light Show That Lets You Dance With Light and Shadows | Design | WIRED

A Trippy Light Show That Lets You Dance With Light and Shadows | Design | WIRED | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
People love to dance, but it’s no easy task convincing them to do so in a museum. It’s even tougher if they’re German.
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Do your children find museum visits boring?  You can take them to this one to dance with shadows & light!

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You'll Never Guess What These Lamps Are Made Of

You'll Never Guess What These Lamps Are Made Of | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
Upcycling isn't what it used to be. From wine bottle lamps worthy of a chic, urban apartment to
to mason jars that put crystal chandeliers everywhere to shame, it's all about high-quality transformation of even the most mundane objects these days.
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If you want to know what these lamps have been in their former life, then this video is worth watching!

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Architect Louis Kahn's gift for form and light is explored at London's Design Museum | Architecture | Wallpaper* Magazine

Architect Louis Kahn's gift for form and light is explored at London's Design Museum | Architecture | Wallpaper* Magazine | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
Travelling all the way from the Vitra Design Museum, a new show at London's Design Museum celebr...
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Louis Kahn is known for his “unparalleled use of light”. You can visit “The Power of Architecture” to find out more.
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Interior Design: Lighten up | So So Gay magazine

Interior Design: Lighten up | So So Gay magazine | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
Our interior design expert Luke Batchelor tells us all we need to know about lighting up our home, the right, bright way. Bulbs galore!
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Do you agree with his opinion: “investing in a new ceiling light or modest table lamp is all it will take to transform any room within a space”?
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Nature gets glam makeover at design shows

Nature gets glam makeover at design shows | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
Nature gets glam makeover at design shows
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This “unexpected pendant light, Rockstar, from Corbett Lighting” is a result of photogrammetry. For this process you need sensitized paper and light!
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A new way to create compact light sources

A new way to create compact light sources | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —SLAC scientists have found a new way to produce bright pulses of light from accelerated electrons that could shrink 'light source' technology used around the world since the 1970s to examine details of atoms and chemical reactions.
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Do you know how light sources are created? Yes? But you might now know this new way!
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Fireflies put on spectacular light show

Fireflies put on spectacular light show | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
Those ubiquitous synchronous fireflies are once again putting on a brief, but jaw-dropping light show in the Great Smoky Mountains
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More stunning light displays from nature! Have you ever seen such a spectacular light show created by fireflies?
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Ferries prepared for Vivid light show

Ferries prepared for Vivid light show | Light & other related things | Scoop.it
Lighting designer Iain Reid shows us through the ferries that have GPS controlled variable lighting installed for the Vivid light festival.
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Lighting designer Iain Reid prepared ferries for the famous Vivid light, Sydney!
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