NewScientist reports an important break-through in LED lighting. The use of a thin layer of nanocrystals inside the bulbs creates an eye-pleasing white color and is 5 times more efficient than compact fluorescent bulbs. The implications for this technology are especially important in helping control the carbon footprint from coal-fired electricity.
Speaking of the coal industry, I've noticed an increasing number of TV ads lately touting 'clean' coal technology. How the oxidation of carbon acquires the term, 'clean' is a deception for the less knowledgeable citizen who will think they refer to CO2 emissions.
Hooray for the scientists working hard throughout the world. At least we can count on them to remain one giant step ahead of the money bastards.