Shining a light on international energy inequality

A new study examines energy inequality for income classes across 86 countries, from highly industrialised to developing ones, revealing extreme disparity in energy footprints, both within nations and globally.advertisement In the first study of its kind, University of Leeds researchers combined European Union and World Bank data to calculate the distribution of energy footprints, as […]

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Why is there any matter in the universe at all? New study sheds light

Subatomic particles abstract illustration (stock image).Credit: © Peter Jurik / Adobe Stock Scientists at the University of Sussex have measured a property of the neutron — a fundamental particle in the universe — more precisely than ever before. Their research is part of an investigation into why there is matter left over in the universe, that […]

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Let there be ‘circadian’ light

Researchers said the wavelengths at sunrise and sunset have the biggest impact to brain centers that regulate our circadian clock and our mood and alertness.advertisement Their study, “A color vision circuit for non-image-forming vision in the primate retina,” published in Current Biology Feb. 20, identifies a cell in the retina, which plays an important role in signaling […]

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Controlling light with light

Abstract beams of light (stock image).Credit: © Sozh / Adobe Stock The future of computation is bright — literally.advertisement Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), in collaboration with researchers at McMaster University and University of Pittsburgh, have developed a new platform for all-optical computing, meaning computations done solely […]

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A new way to optimize sleep and light exposure can reduce jet lag and improve alertness

Whether you’re traveling for work or for fun, nothing ruins the start of a trip quite like jet lag. Engineers affiliated with the Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a way to deliver personalized advice using smart wearable technology that would help travelers adjust more quickly.advertisement In a […]

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