Scientists at Wake Forest University have developed what appears to be the ultimate light bulb. Made from plastic, it’s shatterproof, as efficient as LED bulbs, are completely quiet (no humming like some CFL), no hazardous chemicals, and they produce a light of comparable color to natural sunlight. They accomplish this by running electricity through a conductive ploymer that’s been doped with carbon nanotubes. They’re expected to be cheap to make, and if all goes well, will hit store shelves sometime in 2013.
More on this over at Extremetech.