Scientists track your carbon footprint, step by step
If you're driving your SUV to the farmers market to buy local asparagus and thinking you're making a difference for the planet, - not so fast. You're focused on a detail and ignoring the gas-hogging elephant in the room.
LEDs on silicon can reduce production costs
A new manufacturing technology is expected to greatly reduce the cost of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in the future. For the first time ever, researchers at the Siemens subsidiary Osram Opto Semiconductors ...
Mini-projector for smartphones
Their very small displays sometimes make smartphones diffi cult to operate. In the future, a projector will help: if the cell phone is standing on a table, for instance, it can project a large-format display ...
Electrical engineers develop LED 'Magic Wands'
Engineers from the University of Bristol have developed illuminating magic wands that work by picking up radio signals from mobile devices. The wands, to be showcased on BBCs Bang Goes the ...
Virtual blue skies brighten the office of the future
There is light at hand for those who toil away in a poorly-lit office. Scientists at the CeBIT high-tech fair have developed a system that gives the feeling of working outside under blue skies.
LED's efficiency exceeds 100%
Samsung commits to LED screens, will spin off LCD unit
Samsung Electronics Co. is spinning off its LCD display manufacturing business and merging with its smaller LED display unit in a move that reveals the company's vision of the future of televisions and mobile screens.
Researchers combine mobile phone technology and microscopy
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an optical accessory that turns an ordinary camera phone into a high-resolution microscope. The device is accurate to one hundredth of a millimetre. Among those who will ...
Soraa LED light may dim 50-watt halogen rivals
All set and ready to glow
A new technique that paves the way for manufacturing affordable LED light bulbs is to be exploited in the UK, in a deal that researchers say could have a dramatic impact on carbon emissions.
LED lights point shoppers in the right direction
Looking for an item in a large department store or mall can be like searching for a needle in a haystack, but that could change thanks to a hybrid location-identification system that uses radio frequency transmitters and ...
Philips develops efficient solar powered LED street lighting
Philips has developed what is said to be the world’s most efficient and cost effective solar powered LED street lighting solution per km of road.
'Meating' a solution: Research finds that LED lights extend meat shelf life, save retailers money
A switch to LED lights in refrigeration units could save the retail meat industry millions of dollars each year, according to research from Kansas State University.
Sony's next-generation 55-inch 'Crystal LED Display' prototype presented at CES
Sony announced that it has developed the next-generation self-emitting display, Crystal LED Display, and presents a Full HD, 55-inch prototype model at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics ...