Tuesday, July 8, 2008

NYT highlights CFL tech

The technology developed by Bob Hurt and his student Natalie Johnson in Engineering along with Steve Hamburg in Environmental Studies was written up in today's Science Times in the NY Times. In the print version it is on page D3.

The on-line NYT link here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/08/science/08obcfl.html?ex=1216180800&en= 0d75d9294da22dfd&ei=5070&emc=eta1
The Brown press release here: http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2008/06/mercurycloth08jun

They have developed a material that can capture the mercury in compact fluorescent bulbs which goes into the environment if they are broken. I think this could be a very important technology and the inventors are getting a lot of interest in the IP.

Congratulations to Bob, Natalie, and Steve.