Some of you probably remember your parents and grand-parents freaking out when it was announced that incandescent light-bulbs were being pulled from the market…and their frenzied trip to the store to stock-pile the bulbs against the time when (ulp!) you wouldn’t be able to buy them any more. Sure, different bulbs were made available; but, they met with mixed opinions and more than a few grumbles of dissatisfaction with the quality and/or color of the light shed.
Ta-dah! Learn about Acandescent™ Technology, which may win over the last of the die-hards. Aptly named, making its debut, is the Finally™ Bulb!! (Harness your inner Edison and take a look at their job opps. Just remember to discard any left-over incandescent bulbs responsibly…)
And here’s a great review piece by Seth Stevenson on the Finally™ and other light bulb options: The Next Great Light Bulb
Not a typo on my part, I assure you. This story is not about the musical Fab4, but about an actual insect whose scales may give humankind a way to create products in a super shade of white using far less material than we have to now. This could lead to better computer and TV displays, which are improved by white-light reflectors that use the beetle’s garden-grown technology.
Read the findings of the scientists from Cambridge University in England:
Here’s some more detailed info on the actual insect: Cyphochilus
He’s kind of cute if you squinch your eyes partly closed and don’t think about him crawling on you… And here’s a transcript of the radio story that drew my attention to this little critter: AN INSECT WITH A SUPER-WHITE SHADE
Smash Cup is a recently announced product invented by a regular guy, like you and I, who was looking for a way to help the planet while continuing to enjoy his cup of coffee in the morning.
This is a product whose time has come! Why didn’t I think of that?
What ideas are you harboring that would help the planet?