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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 ...

dateJan 26, 2012 in Engineering
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Sky light sky bright - in the office

Working under the open sky – it sounds enticing, but it’s seldom really a practical option. Now, a dynamic luminous ceiling brings the sky into office spaces by creating the effect of passing clouds. This kind of ...

dateJan 03, 2012 in Engineering
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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 ...

dateNov 01, 2011 in General Physics
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Data are traveling by light

Regular LEDs can be turned into optical WLAN with only a few additional components thanks to visible light communication (in short, VLC). The lights are then not just lighting up, they also transfer data. They send films ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Engineering
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Philips shows of glowing wallpaper

( -- Recently, Philips has announced that it will partner with Kvadrat Soft Cells in order to create a luminous type of textile to the consumer market. The panels will work by integrating Philips' addressable ...

dateJul 12, 2011 in Hi Tech & Innovation weblog
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