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Governments Might Spur Private-Sector Demand for Green Buildings

About whether to increase or decrease the stringency of environmental regulations, it is often overlooked the possibility that government agencies might use purchasing to stimulate market demand for “green” products and services. Nevertheless, several recent US presidents (of both parties) have issued executive orders to require federal agencies to use…

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The ‘World’s Thinnest’ Light Bulb – The First Graphene Light Bulb

On your rapidly diminishing list of things graphene cannot improve, go ahead and cross off “light bulbs.” An international team of researchers drawn from Seoul National University, Columbia University, and the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science have for the first time ever accomplished just that: a graphene light…

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LED Lighting Wins a Big Nobel Prize Nod

This year’s Nobel Prize in physical will be awarded to three scientists for the breakthrough that the white LED light was possible to produce, which builds a billion-dollar industry and change how we beat back darkness. The prize is bestowed on Isamu Akasaki at the Meijo University and Hiroshi Amano…