New Rules on Light Bulbs: LED vs. Incandescent

The administration set efficiency standards that will phase out sales of incandescent bulbs in favor of LEDs, reducing Americans’ electrical bills over time.

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Vertical Farms Expand as Demand for Year-Round Produce Grows

The industry is expected to grow to $9.7 billion worldwide by 2026, but it faces challenges, including high energy costs, technological limitations and the ability to scale.

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The Democrats’ Use of Dark Money: Is It Hypocritical?

Readers justify the use of such money to level the playing field while the Democrats try to change the rules. Also: Trump’s rally; the Spotify dustup; LED lights.

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Blinded by Brighter Headlights? It’s Not Your Imagination.

The rising use of light-emitting diodes and the popularity of pickups and S.U.V.s have prompted complaints about the glare and intensity of headlights.

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Scientists Drove Mice to Bond by Zapping Their Brains With Light

The study, a tour de force in bioengineering, comes after two decades of research on brain-to-brain synchrony in people.

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Isamu Akasaki, 92, Dies; Nobel Winner Lit Up the World With LEDs

A physicist, he shared the prize with two others for their breakthrough in creating blue light-emitting diodes, succeeding “where everyone else had failed.”

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