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Lights talks deadmau5 tour, remix set, digital age of music, REZZ Special

Canadian singer-songwriter Lights chatted with Digital Journal about touring with deadmau5, her remix set and being an artist in this digital age of music.

Hong Kong hills shine with protest lights in festival-themed rally

Fpo - Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists used torches, lanterns and laser pens to light up some of the city's best-known hillsides on Friday night in an eye-catching protest alongside an annual festival.

Blue sky at night lights up social media in New York

New York - An alien invasion? The Rapture? The sky flashed an eerie blue over New York City on Thursday night and social media users feared the worst.Extraterrestrial activity was a leading theory: "IM SORRY WHAT???? THE SKY JUST TURNED BLUE????

Improving LEDs with quantum dots

Zurich - Getting lights to last for longer and remain bright is an important backdrop to furthering the development of many modern technologies. A type of quantum dot could well hold the answer to driving such improvements.

Highly flexible lights made from graphene

Graphene has been successfully used as the basis of a new generation of flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). These lights are flexible, being based on a plastic material.

Photo essay: Christmas in London Special

London - Many cities look impressive this time of year, decorated with lights and trees in celebration of Christmas. London is particularly impressive, as this Digital Journal photo essay reveals.

'Christmas lights can slow your Wi-Fi', claims Ofcom

Over the next few weeks, millions of fairy lights will be installed in homes worldwide. They may appear harmless but Ofcom, the UK telecoms watchdog, thinks otherwise. It has warned that Christmas lights can slow down Wi-Fi, prompting a mass debate.

High performing and low cost, new LED lights coming soon

A new type of light-emitting diode (LED) has been created using both inorganic and organic components. This could herald a new generation of brighter (and cheaper) lights.

London testing cyclist detection systems for traffic lights

Transport for London is to install special cyclist detection systems at traffic lights throughout the city in an effort to make cycling safer. Traffic lights will know how many cyclists are waiting and adjust timings so they have longer to get away in.

Carnival spirit begins in Ibiza ahead of start next week

Ibiza - Ibiza is beginning to get ready for the Ibiza Carnival that starts later this week, promising to be as big and lively an affair as always with masks, dancers, costumes and street parades.

English pub spends £1000 a week on power for Christmas lights

At this festive time of the year, sparkling lights adorn many neighborhoods across the globe. A standard display doesn't cost a lot to run across the season but one village pub in England is spending £1000 ($1700) a week on power to keep its array alight

Video shows bartender accidentally lighting person's face on fire

A bartender in Lithuania was making a 'Flaming Lamborghini' when she ended up accidentally lighting a customer's face on fire.

Review: Ingrid Michaelson back with catchy new single 'Girls Chase Boys' Special

Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson released her lead single "Girls Chase Boys" from her upcoming studio album "Lights Out."

Carbon dioxide can be used to make nanomaterials

Warsaw - Carbon dioxide is not only a waste product, it can be used in the manufacture of a new generation of nanomaterials, according to a new study.

Photo Essay: Niagara Falls, Festival of Lights winter wonderland Special

You've seen Niagara Falls in the summer, you've seen them at night, but have you come to enjoy the splendor of the water cascading over the frozen snow covered escarpment with icicles drooping in day and lights ablaze for Christmas at night?

Review: Ellie Goulding stuns on 'Burn' single and its music video Special

Pop songstress Ellie Goulding's latest radio single "Burn" moves up to No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, for the week ending December 7, 2013.

This house's Halloween light show syncs to Awolnation's 'Sail'

A homeowner in Naperville, Illinois, might have created the best Halloween light show of 2013 already. The carefully designed lights sync to the popular song Sail by Awolnation, as well as songs by Fallout Boy, LMFAO, Rammstein and The Band Perry.

Baby boy is able to set himself on fire with his own body

A two-and-a-half-month-old boy was burned a total of four times since he was born. This rare medical phenomenon is known as Spontaneous Human Combustion and there are only about 200 reported cases in over three centuries.

Canada releases new stunning photos of aurora borealis

The Canada Space Agency released new images of the northern lights hovering over Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories.

Photo Essay: Views through Turkish glass Special

Istanbul - Take a walk at twilight and peer through the entrance to a glass museum in Istanbul, a cafe in Kocaeli, and a florist in Izmit. Throughout Turkey you can find lights shining through glass.

Video: NYC residents rejoice as power is turned back on

New York - The video shows jubilant residents on the streets of Lower Manhattan on the night of November 2 as Con Ed began restoring power after the East 14th Street substation that exploded on the night Hurricane Sandy hit the city was repaired.

Video: Swirling lights missile or UFO over Israel/Lebanon border

Weird spiraling lights were seen over Middle Eastern countries last night. People panicked and called the police, saying they had seen a UFO.

Holiday lights bright at mall in Tokyo area, blue in neighborhood

Simple strings of lights dot the neighborhoods while traditional holiday lighting illuminates the shopping centers and plazas.

Videos of rocking Halloween house go viral

You may have seen them being shared by Facebook friends. Perhaps you saw them being tweeted. Or maybe you stumbled upon them through an email. If you've seen these Halloween house videos, you're among millions who have reveled in a viral craze.

'Fairy' lights cool down a hot Christmas Day in South Africa Special

Pretoria - The Lawley Street Christmas lights are becoming something of a regular attraction in the South African city of Pretoria, contrasting images belonging to the cold Northern Hemisphere Christmas with the local heat.

Be safe during the holidays, check lights

Do you leave your Christmas lights up at the end of the season to make things easier for the next year? According to a recent survey, CSA International's Holiday Safety, a quarter of Canadians do so putting them at an increased risk for a house fire.

Motorist won't stop for police but stops for red lights

Cincinnati - A woman refused to pull her car over for police using lights and a siren, but she did stop at red lights, and reduced her speed as she continued on her drive home.

Deer tangle with strings of Christmas lights

It’s one thing for Santa’s reindeer to have festive holiday lights decorating their harnesses, but when wild deer tangle with the decorative light strings it can spell a shockwave of trouble for them.

Nova Scotia town's LED streetlights a Canadian first

The town of Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia will be the first town in Canada to completely upgrade all of its street lights with new energy efficient LED fixtures.

New Field in Planetology Opened by Aurora Lights Finding

The discovery of weakly polarized red light resulting from collisions with oxygen atoms at approximately 140 miles above the Earth's surface "opens a new field in planetology."
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Satellite images of the earth at night.
Satellite images of the earth at night.
NASA
Satellite images of the earth at night.
Satellite images of the earth at night.
NASA
All Saints Day lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
All Saints Day lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
The Hanging Gate s Christmas display
The Hanging Gate's Christmas display
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Brussells lit up at night.
Brussells lit up at night.
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Houses in Ashbury  Sydney decorated for Christmas.
Houses in Ashbury, Sydney decorated for Christmas.
Houses in Ashbury  Sydney decorated for Christmas.
Houses in Ashbury, Sydney decorated for Christmas.
Adorned lights guide guests through the Francis Hotel in Bath.
Adorned lights guide guests through the Francis Hotel in Bath.
Lights on Bentonville s downtown square as seen from the Benton County Courthouse.  Nov. 20  2010.  ...
Lights on Bentonville's downtown square as seen from the Benton County Courthouse. Nov. 20, 2010. Bentonville, Ark.
These images  from Dawn s visible and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIR)  highlight two regions on ...
These images, from Dawn's visible and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIR), highlight two regions on Ceres containing bright spots. The top images show a region scientists have labeled "1" and the bottom images show the region labeled "5." Region 5 contains the brightest spots on Ceres. VIR has been examining the relative temperatures of features on Ceres' surface. Preliminary examination suggests that region 1 is cooler than the rest of Ceres' surface, but region 5 appears to be located in a reg
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Merry Christmas to everyone.  People took time to take photo ops in this beautiful sleigh ornament a...
Merry Christmas to everyone. People took time to take photo ops in this beautiful sleigh ornament a lawn in McAdenville, North Carolina, 2013.
Houses in Ashbury  Sydney decorated for Christmas.
Houses in Ashbury, Sydney decorated for Christmas.
Boat lights shine through the windows of the Marmara Cafe
Boat lights shine through the windows of the Marmara Cafe
Houses in Ashbury  Sydney decorated for Christmas.
Houses in Ashbury, Sydney decorated for Christmas.
Houses in Ashbury  Sydney decorated for Christmas.
Houses in Ashbury, Sydney decorated for Christmas.
All Saints Day lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
All Saints Day lights during traditional holiday in Poland.
This photo shows not only are the lights pretty  but the houses are mansions!
This photo shows not only are the lights pretty, but the houses are mansions!
Houses in Ashbury  Sydney decorated for Christmas.
Houses in Ashbury, Sydney decorated for Christmas.
Satellite images of the earth at night.
Satellite images of the earth at night.
NASA

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