Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company, announced today that it has secured US$21.1 million in Series A funding. The capital will be used to deploy and operate Ceres, an advanced Earth observation business that features the first commercial infrared and hyperspectral sensor platform to better understand and manage humanity’s natural resources. The funding was led by Bryan Johnson and the OS FUND; and joined by Idea Bulb Ventures; Tencant; Vast Ventures; Grishin Robotics; Conversion Capital; The Seraph Group; Space Angels Network, a syndication of investors from Angel.co; and Larry Page. Earth observation will be another aspect of Planetary Resources’ operations in addition to prospecting and mining asteroids.
Conceived from the company’s vision for the exploration and utilization of asteroid resources, Ceres will leverage Planetary Resources’ Arkyd spacecraft to deliver affordable, on-demand Earth intelligence of our natural resources on any spot on the planet. While typical satellite imagery provides only a picture, Ceres will provide actionable data with higher spectral resolutions – going beyond what the human eye can see – by measuring thermographic properties and detecting the composition of materials on Earth’s surface. The midwave-infrared sensor is the first ever commercial capability from space to offer thermographic mapping and night-imaging, and the hyperspectral sensor includes an unprecedented 40 color bands in the visible to near-infrared spectrum.
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Bulbs.com, one of the largest online distributors of replacement lighting is launching its new BUY ‘N’ TRY program that takes the risk out of purchasing LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes) and makes energy efficient lighting more accessible for its customers.
There has never been a better time to switch to LED lighting; however there are a lot of factors to consider when investing in a new lighting technology. That’s why Bulbs.com created its new BUY ‘N’ TRY Program. The risk-free program allows commercial customers to test one or a few top-quality LEDs before investing in many.
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A new bulb finder tool makes it even easier for commercial and residential customers to find the right light bulb to meet their lighting needs. Bulbs.com the largest online distributor of lighting products based in Worcester, Massachusetts has launched its new BulbFinder.
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The Misha Mansoor Overdrive is Pro Tone's adaptation of the classic overdrive with some modern twists. Assembled by hand in the USA, Mishas pedal is based on the company's flagship overdrive, the Dead Horse, and features custom artwork from
In the afternoon of Wednesday 21 March, Mrs Anna Komorowska, First Lady of Poland, will open the Keukenhof International Flower Exhibition in Lisse accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of The Netherlands.
In the period from 22 March to 20 May 2012, a colourful tribute will be paid to Poland, an important export market for flowering bulbs. Poland-Heart of Europe is the theme for Keukenhof 2012. Highlights this year are the exhibition Surprising Poland, the flowering bulb mosaic of Frederic Chopin and a special theme route.
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Leviton, a leading global manufacturer of electrical devices, today introduced state-of-the-art Universal Dimmers, engineered to provide homeowners optimal control of current and emerging incandescent, dimmable CFL and dimmable LED bulbs without sacrificing performance. Recognizing that newer, energy-efficient bulbs have specific needs for effective dimming, Leviton worked with bulb manufacturers to develop dimmers that are tested and proven effective to function in harmony with the latest bulb innovations. The new devices give retailers, distributors and contractors the ability to offer a single lighting control capable of properly dimming next-generation lighting sources while remaining backwards compatible with current bulbs.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/53188-leviton-universal-dimmers-compatible-with-led-cfl-incandescent-bulbs
Less than one year ago, the .CO domain burst onto the scene when it was launched internationally. A unique digital asset with broad, global appeal, .CO is shaking up the marketplace, with upward of one million domain names registered by entrepreneurs and innovative brands in more than 200 countries worldwide.
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Gadzooks! Its a video of Dr Z and Mr. Y luminous hijinks in the Lighthouse labratory! Hot Dogs! CFLs! Over heating incandescent light bulbs! Madness and Mayhem ensue as Mr Y almost finds him self scarred for life. Watch this and be changed forever!
DR Z: Zoinks! There are few things I think about other than lightbulbs. Sometimes candles but mainly lightbulbs. Big lightbulbs, little lightbulbs, compact fluorescent lightbulbs, lightbulbs jokes, and especially new lightbulbs. Is there anything more exciting than screwing in a new lightbulb and flicking the switch for the first time?? The warm glow of tungsten. The futuristic sheen of a four foot fluorescent is something that makes me feel like Luke Skywalker choosing his lightsaber for the first time. But I digress..If you like light you might like me.
Get lit and stay lit!