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Smart windows control light, heat, energy use
Architectural dynamic glass can automatically adapt to changing external conditions or be controlled by a user to meet specific preferences.
Sajeev John: Photonic crystals increase solar efficiency
Gains are derived from nanowires and light trapping for better energy conversion.
Paul Alivisatos: Berkeley Lab director navigates uncertain times with a focus on research
Funding constraints have made the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab more efficient, and more focused on the fundamental mission that has led to 13 Nobel prizes.
A Day Without Photonics: A modern horror story
Ever thought about what our lives would be like without photonics?
Celebration will highlight the global importance of light
2015, The International Year of Light focuses on the central role of light in the modern world.
Adam Plesniak: Sun-tracking, concentrating systems boost PV efficiency
The record-setting CPV technology behind the Alamosa Solar project in Colorado offers utilities a viable option in hot, dry climates.
Creating a 3D brain map to aid research
Online resources from the Allen Institute for Brain Science have supported thousands of experiments around the world and helped transform brain research. Michael Hawrylycz, Ph.D. is an Investigator at the Allen institute for Brain Science in Seattle, WA.
How to Build a Giant Kaleidoscope
Learn how to build a giant kaleidoscope with items from your local hardware store.
SPIE Startup Challenge 2014 | Supporting Entrepreneurs in Photonics
Returns to Photonics West in 2014: This event invites new entrepreneurs to pitch their light-based technology product to a team of business development experts and venture capitalists. The best presenters receive cash prizes and are selected to attend a week long entrepreneur boot camp to refine their ideas. Make this event a showcase for your innovative photonics products and launch your venture with support from SPIE.
A place in the sun: Houses highlight innovations in technology, design
The Solar Decathlon offered an opportunity for visitors to imagine and witness the possibilities of solar power in a comfortable living environment.
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