Lighting Science Group Corp., an LED lighting producer, and Tech Lighting, a company that produces light fixtures for architects and interior designers, have launched a full line of LED-based lighting products. Lighting Science will integrate its LED technology into Tech Lightings’ fixtures for both residential and commercial use. Tech Lighting teamed with Lighting Science in order to add LEDs to its product mix. “We partnered with Lighting Science because we felt they could lead us to an LED lighting system that meets our stringent requirements,” says Steve Harriott, president of Encompass Lighting Group, the parent company of Tech Lighting.
LEDs are growing in popularity due to their low energy consumption. LEDs consume up to 80 percent less energy than traditional incandescent lights and 50 percent less than fluorescent lighting.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
In 2003, the world contained just over 500 million Internet-connected devices. By 2010, this figure had risen to 12.5 billion connected objects, almost six devices per individual with access to the Internet. Now, as we move into 2015, the number of connected 'things' is expected to reach 25 billion, ultimately edging toward 50 billion by the end of the decade.
NASA engineer Brian Trease studied abroad in Japan as a high school student and used to fold fast-food wrappers into cranes using origami techniques he learned in library books. Inspired by this, he began to imagine that origami could be applied to building spacecraft components, particularly solar panels that could one day send solar power from space to be used on earth.
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