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The Conspiracy to Control the World's Electric Lighting

The story of the Phoebus Cartel, an experiment in the fine art of anti-competitive collusion.

Dan Lewis, author of the daily newsletter Now I Know (“Learn Something New Every Day, By Email”) joins us Wednesdays with surprising facts about the world of business.

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This Post-Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Runs on Nuclear Waste

How to reduce nuclear waste and make clean electricity at the same time.

Nuclear waste is a tricky problem, just like anything that can make people sick, must be stored under guard away from groundwater and population centers for thousands of years, is incredibly difficult to safely transport, and could be targeted by terrorists.

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Good Design Daily: An LED Lightbulb that Lasts 22.8 Years

A new energy-efficient lightbulb by GE is an attractive LED that lasts 20 times longer than an incandescent bulb, using 77 percent less power.

In our ongoing quest to bring you the most up-to-date news about good-looking, energy-efficient lightbulbs, we would like to present another newcomer to the area, the GE Energy Smart. You may remember that it was just a few weeks ago we were covering another of GE's innovative bulbs, a halogen-CFL hybrid. Like the hybrid bulb, the Energy Smart lasts a long time: 22,000 hours or almost 23 years. But unlike that hybrid bulb, the Energy Smart contains an LED. Thanks to a series of fins along its perimeter, it's a multi-directional LED light, and—the best part—it's available now.

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