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Why Do Fluorescent Lights Make That Buzzing Noise?

Why Do Fluorescent Lights Make That Buzzing Noise?

Hi, I’m Jonathan and this is BrainStuff. Now let’s get right to it. Light bulbs are great. They’re a bright idea, right?! Eh? Eh, whatever. Anyhow it’s fair to say that they are revolutionary inventions and it’s tough to imagine the modern world without them. But they’re not perfect. Incandescent bulbs produce way more heat […]

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How Blue LED Lights Changed The World!

How Blue LED Lights Changed The World!

This episode of DNews is brought to you by “How We Got To Now” with Steven Johnson – premieres Wednesday October 15 at 9/8c on PBS. Three scientists who invented the LED were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics this year. But what have LED lights really done for us? And more importantly, what can […]

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Edison Bulbs: A Bright Design Idea?

Edison Bulbs: A Bright Design Idea?

Most times when I walk into restaurants these days, I see bulbs like this one everywhere. And it makes perfect sense: with the whole locavore, farm-to-table trend in full swing, Edison bulbs create a sense of coziness and nostalgia that matches the tone of that kind of restaurant perfectly. What’s the history of these ubiquitous […]

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