Inadvertent Sabotage

Not long ago, a news story went around the world about a weasel that shut down CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, forcing the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to go offline for a few days. As it turns out, it was actually a beech marten (Martes foina), a cousin of the weasel. The animal…

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A New Definition of ‘Clean’

Just a few years ago, investing in ‘clean’ energy meant investing in energy alternatives to traditional fossil-based fuels in an attempt to move overall consumption away from fuels we know to be harmful to the environment and climate. This usually meant investment in energy sources that are renewable: wind, biofuels, solar, etc. But a wholescale…

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The Temporal Sweet Spot

A study carried out at Barrow Neurological Institute in Arizona looked into how humans perceive light. A discovery into the details of human light perception could change the way light-emitting devices are designed. Human visual perception can be leveraged to design better, more efficient lighting systems. “The discovery concerns the way humans perceive temporal modulations…

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