Germany is facing a unique problem on its streets. An EU directive decreed that from September 2012 onwards no more filament light bulbs could be installed because of the high energy usage; Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs were to be the new norm.
While Boeing advances LED technology to help prevent astronaut insomnia aboard NASA's International Space Station – expected to be made publicly available by 2016 – USAI Lighting is improving human performance here on Earth with lighting technology that's available right now.
With the crisis unfolding at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, it is too soon to draw final conclusions. But watching the struggle to bring the site under control, we cannot help but wonder: What exactly is going on, and what lessons might be learned?
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