Tue. May 21st, 2019

How fireflies inspired energy-efficient lights

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Electricity accounts for around 5% of greenhouse gas emissions. So how can we make it more efficient? Belgian physicist Jean-Pol Vigneron and his team found the answer could lie within a firefly’s abdomen.

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How fireflies inspired energy-efficient lights

Studying fireflies helped scientists increase light extraction in LEDs by more than 50%

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