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 | Jan. 22, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology electronics led light quantum-dots

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 | Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine crimes led medications proteins security

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 | Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment crops electricity led light plants

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 | Dec. 26, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology electronics led materials-science renewable-energy solar-cells

Microscope teaches itself to shine light on the vital stuff

A new microscope uses machine learning and LED lights to focus in on what's important, like the parasites inside cells infected with malaria.

Ken Kingery-Duke | Nov. 21, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology imaging-technology led machine-learning microscopes

Fireflies inspire new energy-saving LED light bulbs

New, more efficient LED bulbs could cut your power bill thanks to a little inspiration from glowing insects.

Matthew Swayne-Penn State | Feb. 20, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology biomimicry insects led light-bulbs sustainability

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