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LEDs fuel drive to cut energy use

Mar 2, 2015

LEDs fuel drive to cut energy use

by Chisaki Watanabe

Japan’s push to keep power flowing after it shuttered its nuclear program may best be illustrated by 73 million light bulbs. That’s the number of LED bulbs sold in Japan since the start of 2012, representing about 30 percent of the total. The LEDs, ...

Feb 20, 2015

Researchers create stem cell-derived retina tissue

A Japanese team of researchers has developed a method of creating three-dimensional retinal tissue from human embryonic stem cells, according to a study published on Thursday in an electronic edition of British science journal Nature Communications. The research team at the Kobe-based Riken Center ...