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Smart clothes harvest power from human body heat

The fabric can harvest body heat to power small wearable electronic devices Scientists say they have developed a fabric that can harvest body heat to power small wearable electronic devices such as activity trackers.Many wearable biosensors, data transmitters and similar tech advances for personalised health monitoring have been "creatively miniaturised," said Trisha Andrew from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the US.However, they require a lot of energy, and power sources can be bulky and heavy, said Andrew.The research, published in the journal Advanced Materials Technologies, describes that in theory, body heat can produce power by taking advantage of the...

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Amsterdam Light Festival 2019/2020

UxU Studio Gali May Lucas Koros Design Amsterdam Light Festival The Amsterdam Light Festival is set to return in November 2019 running until January 2020, (literally) putting Amsterdam's beautiful city centre and its canals in the limelight.Amsterdam Light Festival is a highlight of the holiday season and 2019/2020 marks its seventh edition. As in previous years, a whole host of Dutch and international artists will contribute to the festival, creating spectacular light sculptures around Amsterdam's historic Canal Ring, the River Amstel and other special locations. The installations can be viewed from a boat, on foot or by bike. You can...

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The 'Pifco Usherette’ upcycled Torch Table Lamp/Desk Lamp

The 'Pifco Usherette’ upcycled Torch Table Lamp/Desk LampMade from a vintage 1950s Pifco torch. Popcorn please.I remember seeing old films where people were shown to their seats in the cinema by an usherette using a torch. This torch could have been one of those.The 'Pifco Usherette’ Upcycled Torch Table Lamp/Desk LampI love the soft gold colour of the torch and the fact that it still has its original pifco label. What fascinates me is that a torch has metamorphosed into a quirky electric table lamp. I have kept its basic integrity as much as possible; you still unscrew the front...

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California became first US state to ban incandescent lightbulbs in 2018.

  All it's a light lighting now uses LEDs except where there is no current alternative. https://www.itsalight.co.uk/collections/mid-century-modern-lighting-table-lamps/products/original-and-unique-bencini-comet-hyper-flash-table-lamp

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The Big Bulb

The giant industrial-style deco LEDcollection has smoky grey glass and a thin single vertical LED filament. read more

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