Tuned lighting helps older adults get a good night’s sleep

Tuned LED lighting that changes color and intensity over the course of a day and night helps older adults in nursing homes get a better night's sleep.

Brown University • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~7 min

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What the world can learn from clean energy transitions in India, China and Brazil

Our research identified three key lessons.

Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy, Harvard University • conversation
Oct. 2, 2020 ~8 min

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How a new solar and lighting technology could propel a renewable energy transformation

Halide perovskites are cheap, versatile and remarkably efficient as both solar cells and light emitters.

Sam Stranks, Lecturer in Energy and Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Cambridge • conversation
Sept. 1, 2020 ~8 min

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How new solar and lighting technology could propel a renewable energy transformation

Halide perovskites are cheap, versatile and remarkably efficient as both solar cells and light emitters.

Sam Stranks, Lecturer in Energy and Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Cambridge • conversation
Sept. 1, 2020 ~8 min

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Method gets LEDs to act more like lasers

"Nobody had engineered a way to control the emission of light from an LED into a single direction."

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
June 8, 2020 ~5 min

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Special UV lights could kill coronavirus on surfaces

Researchers are working on UV LED lights that could rid surfaces, and potentially air and water, of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~7 min

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QLED tech aims light one way to up TV energy efficiency

New tech could cut down on the light scattered inside current quantum dot light emitting diode (QLED) screens, making them way more energy efficient.

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich • futurity
Jan. 22, 2020 ~4 min

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Edible security tags on pills could fight fake drugs

Putting edible tags made of proteins on pills could help fight back against counterfeit drugs, which claim thousands of lives each year.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Jan. 21, 2020 ~4 min

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Standards would boost efficiency of LED lighting in greenhouses

LED lighting in greenhouses enhance plant growth but researchers say standards could make them even more effective.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Jan. 9, 2020 ~4 min

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Thin films could make solar panels better and cheaper

A new kind of semiconductor made from barium zirconium sulfide instead of silicon could pave the way for better solar panels, LEDs, and sensors.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
Dec. 26, 2019 ~4 min

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