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More affordable LEDs manufactured on silicon

By Damir Beciri
4 Comments7 February 2012

led-emitting-light-on-a-6in-silicon-waferLight-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are envisioned as replacement for incandescent light bulbs, which are being phased out by the EU. Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a new technique that could lead to production of more affordable LED light bulbs. Aside making them more affordable, the researchers claim their discovery could have a… »

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Researchers observe flying insects to create smaller flying machines

By Damir Beciri
One Comment28 July 2011

robot-insect-iunewindA group of researchers from the University of Oxford is developing small aerial vehicles with flapping wings inspired by those found on insects. The researchers envision that their insect-size vehicles will be suitable for many different purposes ranging from helping in emergency situations considered too dangerous for people to enter, to covert military surveillance missions…. »