LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 274 – LED vs Incandescent Lighting

LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students


1. Allain, Rhett. “Physics showdown: LED vs incandescent Christmas light,”
Wired, (December 24, 2017)

Ever wonder how Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and incandescent lights compare? Here is a head-to-head comparison of the two technologies.

Wired is available electronically at

2. Nordrum, Amy. “IEEE Spectrum’s most popular stories of 2017,”
IEEE Spectrum, (December 28, 2017).

In 2017, IEEE Spectrum published more than 1,000 featured articles and news about technology. There is no better time than now to revisit the top 10 stories of the year.

IEEE Spectrum is available electronically at


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Food delicious science / BBC

Discover how the chemistry in our food affects our brains and creates our deepest cravings. Don’t miss this global culinary adventure.




Miles upon miles: World heritage along the Silk Road

A highlight program of the Hong Kong Government to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR. It presents a visual feast of cultural relics from Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor of the Silk Road stretching from present day Xi’an to Central Asia. Exhibits here span four Mainland provinces of Shaanxi 陝西, Henan 河南, Gansu 甘肅 and Xinjiang 新疆, Kyrgyzstan 吉爾吉斯坦 and Kazakhstan 哈薩克斯坦.

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