Researchers at General Electric (www.ge.com) have announced "a major breakthrough in a new lighting technology." Based on organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), the solid-state lighting technology uses thin sheets of plastic-like material that emit light when powered by electricity. It could be made in an inexpensive, roll-to-roll manufacturing process. The goal: sheets of paper-thin lighting devices that can be applied like wallpaper.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
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