Fireflies bring us brighter LEDsSubmitted by Bob-45 on Wed, 01/09/2013 - 12:19
By Ben Coxworth
January 8, 2013
Fireflies ... they’ve allowed us to image the bloodstream and they’ve inspired the creation of a light that could run on waste. Now, they’ve helped an international team of scientists get over 50 percent more light out of existing LED bulbs. The secret lies in the insects’ scales.