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Can plasma bulbs solve light pollution problem at ports?

Can plasma bulbs solve light pollution problem at ports? | Light & Science | Scoop.it
Janet Gunter has lived in San Pedro long enough to remember when the skies would darken after sunset. Now, after 40 years of development at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, Gunter has to use heavy curtains to block the ambient light that washe
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New technologies decrease light pollution and save energy!

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Superabsorbing ring could make light work of snaps

Superabsorbing ring could make light work of snaps | Light & Science | Scoop.it
A quantum effect in which excited atoms team up to emit an enhanced pulse of light can be turned on its head to create 'superabsorbing' systems to make the 'ultimate camera pixel'.
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“Harvesting sunlight in a highly-efficient way might one day be possible” - Unbelievable? No, read this article...

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Light Show That Fizzled

Eagerly anticipating a gas cloud’s collision with the Milky Way’s black hole, astronomers instead saw nothing. An intriguing explanation has emerged.
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Just another incredible lightshow which could have its finale in 2016.
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Researchers Design Light Thermometer with Temperature Precision of 30 Billionths of a Degree

Researchers Design Light Thermometer with Temperature Precision of 30 Billionths of a Degree | Light & Science | Scoop.it
University of Adelaide physics researchers have produced the world's most sensitive thermometer – three times more precise than the best thermometers in existence.
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Researchers have measured “temperature differences to 30 billionths of a degree in one second” - How? With light!
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University of Surrey Researchers Develop New Multispectral Light Sensor

University of Surrey Researchers Develop New Multispectral Light Sensor | Light & Science | Scoop.it
New research published today in Nature's Scientific Reports, identifies a new type of light sensor that could allow medical and security imaging, via low cost cameras.
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This light sensor detects the full spectrum of light which could be used in medical and security imaging in the near future. Read more!

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Engineers design ‘living materials’

Engineers design ‘living materials’ | Light & Science | Scoop.it
Hybrid materials combine bacterial cells with nonliving elements that can conduct electricity or emit light.
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For those who are interested in scientific news: a matrix of minerals and other substances can conduct electricity or emit light!
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Greenlight

Greenlight | Light & Science | Scoop.it
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Ever heard of the GreenLight Project? A student just developed a wireless solution for saving lighting costs!
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LED streetlights pay off in West St. Paul

LED streetlights pay off in West St. Paul | Light & Science | Scoop.it
The first community-wide test of LED streetlights in Minnesota is already producing big energy savings for the city of West St

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`Light therapy` can save vision in preemies

`Light therapy` can save vision in preemies | Light & Science | Scoop.it
Scientists have found that an inexpensive light therapy can prevent a disease that strikes children born prematurely, causing loss of vision.
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Ever heard of NIR?   Near Infrared #light - most often found in fiber optic telecommunication, now has another use...  

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New light emitting wallpaper redefines interior lighting

New light emitting wallpaper redefines interior lighting | Light & Science | Scoop.it
A team of Czech creatives from ELON Technologies has developed illuminated wallpaper in the form of ultra thin tiles that can quickly and easily be applied to any flat surface.
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New light emitting wallpaper gets you compliments galore!

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Dazzling beams of light map invisible Wi-Fi networks

Dazzling beams of light map invisible Wi-Fi networks | Light & Science | Scoop.it
A Ph.D. student has found a way to map wireless networks using beams of light
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Wireless networks have been invisible until now. Read here, how a student turned “them into vibrant and colorful beams of light”!


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Trapping light: a long lifetime in a very small place

Trapping light: a long lifetime in a very small place | Light & Science | Scoop.it
Nanowerk is the leading nanotechnology portal, committed to educate, inform and inspire about nanotechnologies, nanosciences, and other emerging technologies
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Researchers at the University of Rochester created a light - trapping nanostructure. Is this the key “to replace conventional information-handling systems”?
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DOTmed News - New multi-spectral light sensor has multi-industry potential

DOTmed News - New multi-spectral light sensor has multi-industry potential | Light & Science | Scoop.it
The options for imaging could expand.
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A sensor that can detect light from ultra-violet to infra-red. We’re sure it will be used for more than just taking cool photos!
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Basqueresearch.com: News - Design of a new fluorescent hybrid material that changes colour according to the direction of the light

Basqueresearch.com: News - Design of a new fluorescent hybrid material that changes colour according to the direction of the light | Light & Science | Scoop.it
The UPV/EHU’s Molecular Spectroscopy Group, in collaboration with the Institute of Catalysis and Petroleum Chemistry of the CSIC (Spanish National Research Council), has developed a highly fluorescent hybrid material that changes colour depending on the polarisation of the light that it is illuminated by. The research has been published in AC
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Interested in research studies on light? Update on a fluorescent hybrid material that changes colour with the light direction!

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Pedal-powered Lamp Aids Powerless People

Pedal-powered Lamp Aids Powerless People | Light & Science | Scoop.it
A team of Univ.
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Do you know MiON? This light source could be the solution for 1.6 billion people living without electricity!
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MIT scientists design 'solar funnel' to capture energy from sun

MIT scientists design 'solar funnel' to capture energy from sun | Light & Science | Scoop.it
Scientists from MIT think that using an elasticated thin film will mean more of the sun's light wavelengths can be used to create power
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News from MIT scientists: This funnel captures even invisible parts of the spectrum of sunlight to generate energy.

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Dim Lighting Sparks Creativity -

Dim Lighting Sparks Creativity - | Light & Science | Scoop.it
New German research finds a darkened room encourages freedom of thought and inspires innovation.
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Definitely an interesting study about darkness, dim light & creativity

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