Complexity Digest 2006.21 - 12
Web Cast :
6th Understanding Complex Systems Symposium
Urbana-Champaign, Il, 06/05/15-18
Illuminating Changes Conventional Lightbulbs May Soon Be Obsolete, Science News
In a remote mountain community of Mexico's Sierra Madre, people are tending fields, cooking meals over open fires, and field-testing light-emitting electronics woven into colorful swaths of fabric. Depending on how a person folds or hangs one of the hand-towel-size pieces of cloth, it serves as a cordfree wall light, table top reading lamp, or hanging lantern.
WEAVE-AND-GLO. Mexican villager is illuminated by LEDs woven into a swatch of cloth to create a flexible solar battery-powered lamp. S. Richins/Univ. Michigan
Sheila Kennedy's team at Kennedy & Violich Architecture in Boston designed the solar-powered lamps, which depend on light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
- Source: Illuminating Changes Conventional Lightbulbs May Soon Be Obsolete
[ http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20060520/bob9.asp ], Janet Raloff, ScienceNews, 06/05/20
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