“We all know what 50 watts of light looks like.” I was doing a cross-country speaking tour for the Interior Designers of Canada when an award-winning interior designer scolded me as I was trying to explain the difference of light generation with LED compared to the tried-and-true incandescent/incandescent halogen options.
A new way of growing plants could be used to feed the world’s exploding population. The method, dubbed “speed breeding,” can grow crops several times faster than other breeding methods. “Speed breeding” would allow researchers to study plants and improve their genetics faster, speeding up the process of breeding crops that are more resilient to disease and pests.
Designed by Louis Kahn, Phillips Exeter Academy’s Class of 1945 Library has occupied a central and cherished place on the campus since it opened in 1971. It is widely considered one of the most significant 20th century buildings in America. A comprehensive Master Plan for the Library building was undertaken by Ann Beha Architects in 2013 and was completed in 2015.
Millions of people watched James Cameron’s epic Avatar and fell in love with its wondrous planet, a lush landscape of bioluminescent plantlife of every color of the rainbow (of course, millions hated the terrible dialogue, acting, and general plot but that’s another article). Well, researchers at MIT are attempting to make that a reality.
Lighting allows us to see and perform everyday activities, but it also plays a vital role in the psychological and physiological health of all humans. The ongoing evolution of LED technology has given healthcare lighting designers new options for color temperature and energy-efficient design. Designing lighting systems that easily change color from day to night was inconceivable until the advent of advanced LEDs.