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Your light fixtures may never be the same

Companies are finding ways to use fiber optics and sunlight to brighten up your home, your office--and your grocer's freezer.

Companies are finding ways to use fiber optics and sunlight to brighten up your home, your office--and your grocer's freezer.

Will fiber optics replace lightbulbs?

Fiber optics distribute data and can be used to separate cells from one other, but can they light a room?
August 31, 2006

photos Lights using fiber-optic technology and less energy might overtake traditional lighting at the supermarket and beyond.
August 31, 2006

Let there be light, optical cables included

New company Sunlight Direct looks to commercialize a system for piping daylight into buildings through fiber optic cables.
August 30, 2006

photos New lighting system uses fiber-optic cables to disseminate daylight indoors.
August 30, 2006

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Green tech powers forward

special coverage Researchers are making great strides in energy technology, and investors are paying attention.
August 30, 2006

Fiber optics help keep oil spills at bay

The technology that can carry phone calls can also tell oil companies if a pipeline is about to leak.
August 25, 2006