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Issue Archive: Green Design & Manufacturing
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INSIDER: Materials

An interdisciplinary team from Hokkaido University’s Engineering and Agriculture departments and the Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (WPI-ICReDD) has...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
ACRYLITE® Creates Striking Illuminated Details in the Interiors of the New SEAT Ibiza and SEAT Arona

Spanish car manufacturer SEAT gave its popular Ibiza compact car and Arona compact SUV models a facelift in 2021. The most striking changes...

Blog: Design
Engineers developed soft devices containing algae that glow when under mechanical stress —perfect for building soft robots.
Briefs: Medical
The OLEDs are fabricated onto temporary tattoo paper and transferred to a new surface by being pressed onto it and dabbed with water.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
But they’re not yet small enough to compete in computing and other applications where electric circuits continue to reign.
Technology Leaders: Design
Existing infrastructure still relies on many electrical signal processing components embedded inside fiber optic networks.
Articles: Lighting
There are multiple technologies based on the ToF concept. Generally, all of them are synchronized with a light source and estimate the distance by calculating the time taken for the light to travel from the camera to the object and then back again.
Products: Photonics/Optics
The new products in September 2022.
Briefs: Lighting
A new way to unprint paper uses intense pulsed light from a xenon lamp.
Briefs: Lighting
The ability to emit light also brings these microscale robots, which weigh barely more than a paper clip, one step closer to flying on their own outside the lab.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Tests showed the metalens they made could focus its 197-nanometer output onto a spot measuring 1.7 microns in diameter, increasing the power density of the light output by 21 times.
Briefs: Lighting Technology
Plasmonics is a technology that essentially traps the energy of light in groups of electrons oscillating together on a metal surface.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This method increases the efficiency of light-emitting diodes and other optical elements.
Briefs: Lighting Technology
These micro LEDs can be folded, twisted, cut, and stuck to different surfaces.
Tech Talks: Lighting

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have received much attention over the last couple of decades as a potential replacement for traditional white light sources such as incandescent and fluorescent lamps. Their...

Special Reports: Materials
Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2022

Breakthroughs in plastics, composites, metals, and other materials technologies are enabling exciting new applications in industries ranging from aerospace to automotive to medical. Read more in this...

Briefs: Energy

Researchers have developed technology to produce next-generation composite glass for lighting LEDs and smartphone, television, and computer screens. The technology was a step forward in perovskite...


A new, internet-connected lighting system for greenhouses could sharply reduce a farmer’s electrical bill, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers.

NASA Spinoff: Lighting
NASA’s lighting research gives people on Earth better rest and helps plants grow.
Briefs: Imaging
Using ambient light, the reflective screen keeps energy consumption to a minimum.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This new design overcomes a long-standing LED efficiency problem and can also transform it into a laser.
Briefs: Lighting
Polymer cores redirect light from any source to solar cells.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Infrared (IR) light is invisible to humans. However, some animals, such as rattlesnakes or bloodsucking bats, can perceive IR radiation and use it to find food. But even for humans, the ability to...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
To have a successful product, one must consider all the required sub-systems to deliver high-quality illumination.
Briefs: Materials
This paves the way for innovative and more energy-efficient printed electronics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible carbon nanotube fibers woven into clothing gather accurate EKG and heart rate.
UpFront: Lighting
NASA reveals winners of a CO2 conversion challenge.