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Institute faculty member Shuji Nakamura enabled an entire industry based on high-brightness LEDs by developing a practical way to manufacture efficient blue and ultraviolet LEDs, which are the basis for “white” LEDs.
Date: 11/25/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: LED, UCSB
Manufacturing equipment maker, Kateeva, says its new manufacturing equipment can produce affordable displays based on organic light-emitting diodes.
Date: 11/25/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Tags: LED, OLED
Hydrobee Lets You Charge A Battery From A Fast-Flowing River To Juice Up USB Devices Off-Grid.
Date: 11/22/2013
Type: News
To help alleviate the problems of high cost and low availability of cellular network access in remote rural areas, researchers at the MOMENT Lab of UC Santa Barbara have developed alternative solutions for high-quality local cellular network services.
Date: 11/21/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Communication
Tags: networks, UCSB
Philips has teamed up with Desso, a leading carpet and flooring company, to create "light transmissive carpets."
Date: 11/20/2013
Type: News
Rapid advances in computing technology have depended upon Moore's Law, which refers to the ability to scale down transistor size with each generation of technology. A new hybrid approach in computing technology will help develop next generation memory.
Date: 11/19/2013
Type: News
Unite to Light, a nonprofit co-founded by UCSB Engineering professor and Director of the Institute for Energy Efficiency, John Bowers, will send hundreds of solar-powered LED lights to the Philippines.
Date: 11/18/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Conventional batteries take so long to charge that they cannot efficiently store braking energy. Graphene supercapacitors store almost as much but charge in just 16 seconds.
Date: 11/18/2013
Type: News
With the complexity of future smart grids and the integration challenges posed by renewables, a deeper understanding of the grid’s dynamic network interactions as well as the control of those interactions is increasingly important.
Date: 11/15/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Tags: energy, power, UCSB
Steven DenBaars, a research scientist at UC Santa Barbara, has been working on LED lights for 20 years. In his lab, DenBaars is already onto the next big thing: Replacing a substantial portion of indoor lights, and the archaic bulb and socket infrastructure on which they depend, with lasers.
Date: 11/13/2013
Type: Article, News

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