LED products billed as eco-friendly contain toxic metals, study finds
Those light-emitting diodes marketed as safe, environmentally preferable alternatives to traditional lightbulbs actually contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other potentially hazardous substances, according to newly published ...
Sony unveils new 'NGP' portable game console
Japanese entertainment giant Sony on Thursday unveiled a new portable touchscreen gaming console as it looks to launch a fresh challenge to Nintendo and Apple in the competitive mobile gaming market.
Lightbulbs: The more efficient they get, the more light we use
This is a cautionary tale about a few porch lights. Once upon a time, porch lights had incandescent bulbs. Eventually, many residents subbed them out with those swirly compact fluorescent bulbs, which use a quarter of the ...
'Greening' your flat screen TV
Electronic products pollute our environment with a number of heavy metals before, during and after they're used. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 70% of heavy metals in landfill come from discarded electronics. ...
Scientists grow 'sea urchin'-shaped structures
Swiss researchers have succeeded in growing sea-urchin shaped nanostructures from minute balls of polystyrene beads using a simple electrochemical process. The spines of the sea urchin consist of zinc oxide ...
Care for some light music? LEDs make it possible
(AP) -- Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are starting to become cost-effective alternatives to standard light bulbs and fluorescent tubes. That opens up some interesting possibilities, such as the combination ...
LG aims to secure 25 percent of world 3D TV market
South Korea's LG Electronics said Thursday it aims to secure a 25 percent share this year of the world's fast-growing 3D television market.
Sony to stop selling ultra-thin organic TV in Japan
Sony said Tuesday it would stop selling in Japan an ultra-thin television using organic materials because of sluggish demand, in a setback to its efforts to regain a reputation for innovation.
Sony optimistic on 3-D TVs, in-house display
(AP) -- A third to a half of the Sony Corp. TV sets sold annually will be packed with 3-D features by the year ending March 2013, a senior executive said Thursday.
Greenlighting a greener world (w/ Video)
Just a few years ago, most conversations Christian Wetzel had about his research began with a quick explanation of LEDs.
New material for nanoscale computer chips
Nanochemists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Nano-Science Center, Department of Chemistry at University of Copenhagen have developed nanoscale electric contacts out of organic and inorganic nanowires. ...
LED light bulbs yield big savings in energy
One way the United States could slash its electricity use, dependence on fossil fuels and emissions of heat-trapping gases is really quite simple: better light bulbs.
Diode lights offer bright future for low energy
German scientists said Wednesday they had tweaked organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) -- the materials used in flat-screen TVs, laptop computer screens and mobile phone displays -- to become flexible, energy-efficient ...
Philips presents OLED-based interactive lighting concepts
Royal Philips Electronics today premiered the world’s first OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diodes) -based interactive lighting concepts, created for both consumer as well as professional use, during the Euroluce ...