This Light Is Powered By Fireflies And Doesn't Need Electricity to Glow

Can you imagine light that can glow without using electricity? That's what these researchers from Syracuse University are trying to create and they're using the bioluminescence of a firefly to make it happen. It means that perhaps sometime in the future, these firefly lights could replace LEDs and not need any power. »6/15/12 5:40pm6/15/12 5:40pm

Serenity Bounces Onto Blu-ray With Actually Awesome Cover and a Ton of New Features

Give me Malcolm Reynolds over any other bucket-o-bolts captain ever. Joss Whedon is a national treasure and Nathan Fillion is his greatest muse »11/07/08 5:00pm11/07/08 5:00pm. Yes, I'm such a fanboy I totally won't mind buying Serenity for the third time, , since it comes packed with a Firefly class ship's worth of new features (like a bonus four…

Autonomous DIY Fireflies Make Order From Blinking Chaos

Start a swarm of these DIY Firefly »8/13/08 4:40pm8/13/08 4:40pm LEDs a-blinking, and they'll create a random pattern and blink an angry red. But after a few minutes, thanks to some clever microcontroller code and a light sensor, they'll soon all be blinking in sync with a nice, calming blue color. It's a neat bit of DIY electronics that's elegant…