Scientists Mimic Fireflies to Make Brighter LEDs


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led_fly The nighttime twinkling of fireflies has inspired scientists to modify a light-emitting diode (LED) so it is more than one and a half times as efficient as ledthe original. Researchers from Belgium, France, and Canada studied the internal structure of firefly lanterns, the organs on the bioluminescent insects’ abdomens that flash to attract mates.

 

Technical application:

Better LED technology

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Further description:

 http://www.osa.org/en-us/about_osa/newsroom/news_releases/2013/scientists_mimic_fireflies_to_make_brighter_leds/

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Sources:

 http://www.osa.org/en-us/about_osa/newsroom/news_releases/2013/scientists_mimic_fireflies_to_make_brighter_leds/

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