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.
New research findings open door to zinc-oxide-based UV lasers, LED devices
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University have solved a long-standing materials science problem, making it possible to create new semiconductor devices using zinc oxide (ZnO) – including efficient ultraviolet ...
Two in one solution for low cost polymer LEDs and solar cells
UNIST researchers report considerable improvement in device performance of polymer-based optoelectronic devices. Published in Nature Photonics today, the new plasmonic material, can be applied to both polymer light-emitting diodes ...
Solar Cells with LEDs Provide Inexpensive Lighting
Samsung researchers announce breakthrough in growing gallium nitride LEDs on glass
A touch of gold makes glass more see through
(PhysOrg.com) -- Physicists at the King's College London have discovered a means of making glass more transparent - by coating it in a thin layer of gold.
Researchers describe how to cause older Apple computers to video record without turning on LED light
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 ...
LED bulbs hit 100 watts as federal ban looms
Two leading makers of lighting products are showcasing LED bulbs that are bright enough to replace energy-guzzling 100-watt light bulbs set to disappear from stores in January.
Tiny particles make LED light more pleasing
(AP) -- Light-emitting diodes are prime candidates for replacing inefficient incandescent bulbs, but have a few things working against them. They can provide a pleasing warm light or they can be energy-efficient, ...
ZeroTouch: New kind of infrared touch computer interface (w/ video)
LG claims world's thinnest LCD-TV panel
South Korea's LG Display said it has developed a liquid crystal display (LCD) television panel that is thinner than a pencil, describing it as the world's slimmest.
Study may lead to less expensive consumer lasers and LEDs
(Phys.org) -- A recent theoretical study by a University of Waterloo doctoral candidate in nanotechnology engineering suggests that manufacturers may one day make lasers and LEDs out of silicon, with the potential to significantly ...
Researchers roll out a new form of lighting
In this month's edition of Physics World, Paul Blom and Ton van Mol from the Holst Centre in Eindhoven describe a way of creating thin, flexible sheets of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) using a cheap, newspaper-style "roll- ...