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Forget LED bulbs—the future of interior lighting is lasers

Steven DenBaars, a research scientist at UC Santa Barbara, has been working on LED lights for 20 years. He has been instrumental in pushing them to the point that they are the true heir to Edison’s electric bulb. But in his own head, and in his lab, DenBaars is already onto the next big thing: …

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PS4 Review: Day One

Launch day is nearly upon us. After a jaunt to New York, where Sony had rented out a Manhattan hotel for the purpose of demoing the new Playstation’s UI, games and hardware, I’ve got a PS4 sitting in my living room, ready to provide transformational gaming experiences for years to come. A full …

What are these sea slugs doing?

It’s “the first-known instance of ‘cephalo-traumatic secretion transfer’,” we are told in the abstract. This sounds like a head fuck.<p>I jump to the introduction.<p>“Traumatic mating often serves to inject prostate fluids or other gland secretions with putative allohormonal functions into the …

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

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