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The World’s Brightest Fluorescent Material Gives Us SMILES

The World’s Brightest Fluorescent Material Gives Us SMILES
If you really want to stand out at a rave, you dress up in fluorescent colors and then stand under the black lights. But if you want to take your illumination to 11, there’s a new material that could up your visibility even more.

What Happens When You Microwave a Highlighter

What Happens When You Microwave a Highlighter
Generally speaking, it’s not a good idea to put things in the microwave that don’t belong in there. But that doesn’t stop the curious minds of people like us from wanting to see what happens to other stuff when you jostle around its atoms in the microwave.
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Space Invaders Chess Set: Pew! Check! Pew! Pew! Checkmate!

Space Invaders Chess Set: Pew! Check! Pew! Pew! Checkmate!
If you’ve been following Technabob for a while, you know I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Space Invaders, so when I saw that these guys were working on a chess set inspired by the classic arcade game, it put a big grin on my face.

Insight Lightbulb Looks Like Brains, Perfect for Green Zombies

Insight Lightbulb Looks Like Brains, Perfect for Green Zombies
I think we all know today that the CCFL light bulb is a greener alternative to the normal light bulb. The fluorescent bulbs have some bad things about them though. The look weird, they have weird light color, and they are more expensive than incandescent bulbs.

Bloom Battery Cordless Lamp Lets You Take Your Lighting With You

Bloom Battery Cordless Lamp Lets You Take Your Lighting With You
At first glance, this might look like any other minimal modern table lamp, but on closer examination, this unique lighting fixture cuts the cord and can go anywhere you go. Designed by Rob Slewe of BLOOM, the Battery portable lamp has a built in battery pack that provides enough juice to power a high efficiency 11-watt fluorescent bulb.

Casio Announces Green Slim Projectors: Skinny, Super-Bright, Mercury-Free

Casio Announces Green Slim Projectors: Skinny, Super-Bright, Mercury-Free
Another cool new technology just surfaced during CES week. Casio has just announced a new slimline projector that does away with those nasty mercury based light bulbs and replaces them with a combination of LED, laser and fluorescent illumination.

Create Your Own Profanity

Create Your Own Profanity
If run-of-the-mill, every day profanity just isn’t good enough for you–maybe you’re the type who yells KRAF! when you stub a toe–then you just might be the target market for the Super Electrofluorescent Profanity Machine, which will merrily generate random four-letter words for you at the rate of one per second.

X-Ray Lighting Fixtures Won’T Expose You to Radiation

X-Ray Lighting Fixtures Won’T Expose You to Radiation
Usually when I think about X-rays, it conjures up images of sitting on a table in an ill-fitting hospital gown with a weighty lead apron draped over some part of my body. Fortunately, these X-ray lamps require not so much as a visit to the doctor’s office.

Lightsabers for the Eco-Conscious Jedi

Lightsabers for the Eco-Conscious Jedi
Just because your primary weapon is a lightsaber, young Jedi, doesn’t mean that you have to be an energy hog when you’re fighting back throngs of Stoormtroopers. This amusing t-shirt from Ruby Red Design envisions an EnergyStar compliant galaxy far, far away.

Systemx Interlocking Fluorescent Lights by Yamagiwa

Systemx Interlocking Fluorescent Lights by Yamagiwa
Designer Ross Lovegrove has created this amazing system of lighting fixtures for Japan’s Yamagiwa. SystemX lighting units can interconnect to create stunning, yet practical lighting sculptures. SystemX uses a set of “X” shaped primitives that can be joined, then hung from a ceiling to provide both illumination and drama in any space.

Lexon Tykho Bulb Lamps Make Light Squishy

Lexon Tykho Bulb Lamps Make Light Squishy
These unique lighting fixtures from LEXON feature a soft silicon rubber exterior that conceals a cool fluorescent tube light source. The Tykho Bulb lamp can run on either battery power (4 x AA) or an AC adapter, and come in several bright colors.
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