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10.07.14
The scientists behind blue LEDs earn this year's Nobel Prize for physics
10.07.14

The scientists behind blue LEDs earn this year's Nobel Prize for physics

This year's Nobel Prize for physics was awarded for something quite useful to us all. While the ho...

By B. Steele,   10.07.14
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10.29.13
Researchers beat fiber optic broadband speeds using visible LED light
10.29.13

Researchers beat fiber optic broadband speeds using visible LED light

High speed data is already being transmitted by visible light to the moon, so why not in your livi...

By S. Dent,   10.29.13
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05.30.13
Cornell student's graduation cap sports super-bright LEDs that attendees control from the web
05.30.13

Cornell student's graduation cap sports super-bright LEDs that attendees control from the web

At university graduations, students often deck out their academic regalia with glittery text and o...

By Z. Honig,   05.30.13
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10.17.12
Visualized: Cubesat micro-orbiters slip into space to flash Earth in Morse code
10.17.12

Visualized: Cubesat micro-orbiters slip into space to flash Earth in Morse code

Japan's four-inch FITSAT-1 orbiters were released from Japan's Kibo laboratory on the ISS last wee...

By S. Dent,   10.17.12
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10.05.12
Japan's LED-stacked cubesat will burn Morse code into the heavens
10.05.12

Japan's LED-stacked cubesat will burn Morse code into the heavens

If you thought cloud writing was cool, then how about a message from space burnt into the night sk...

By J. Rigg,   10.05.12
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08.08.12
Acer breeds LEDs with lasers, new hybrid projector is born
08.08.12

Acer breeds LEDs with lasers, new hybrid projector is born

Acer usually graces our pages for its pico projector range, but the company's taken a leaf out of...

By J. Rigg,   08.08.12
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05.17.12
iHome iP76 LED color-changing speaker indulges your love for pretty colors
05.17.12

iHome iP76 LED color-changing speaker indulges your love for pretty colors

Music just isn't the same without a host of flashing colors to go with it, right? iHome, at least,...

By S. Silbert,   05.17.12
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04.24.12
Droplet and StackAR bring physical interface to virtual experiences, communicate through light (hands-on)
04.24.12

Droplet and StackAR bring physical interface to virtual experiences, communicate through light (hands-on)

Light-based communication seems to wind throughout the MIT Media Lab -- it is a universal language...

By Z. Honig,   04.24.12
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03.04.12
Mercedes slaps sheet of LEDs on the side of an F-Cell, turns car into a chameleon
03.04.12

Mercedes slaps sheet of LEDs on the side of an F-Cell, turns car into a chameleon

It's not often that folks want to hide the fact that they're driving a Mercedes, what with plenty o...

By M. Gorman,   03.04.12
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