Reflections

The clock has changed. Again.

The clock has changed. Again.
There is something remarkable about the shifting clocks, in that this daylight saving tradition gets us every time. Is it one hour forward, one hou...

Twitter shows how your choice of words shifts throughout the day

Twitter shows how your choice of words shifts throughout the day
What if I told you that your precise choice of words has weight? Much more than you might have ever been told or taught. In fact, according to a re...

Sleep deprivation may be leading to depression, not the other way around

Sleep deprivation may be leading to depression, not the other way around
It’s been long assumed – and at times simply taken as a given – that sleep deprivation is a secondary effect of mental health disturbance. The comm...

Our sleep hormone is also a potent antioxidant

Our sleep hormone is also a potent antioxidant
Many are aware that the crux function of the Melatonin hormone is to help us fall asleep, which is indeed one of its most visible qualities. But th...

How smart design is pushing scientific research forward

How smart design is pushing scientific research forward
As written on the Victoria & Albert museum’s website “In the beginning science and art were one.” The development of research embedded in the c...

Balance your dietary habits with sleep and light

Balance your dietary habits with sleep and light
There’s something unparalleled to the maintenance of a balanced circadian rhythm, otherwise known as a sleep-wake cycle. It is now established that...

Circadian clocks control our sense of smell

Circadian clocks control our sense of smell
“The circadian clock affects virtually every organ system in the body” writes Dr. Leslie Vosshall, a researcher at Rockefeller University who studi...

Insertable Technology: Friend or Foe?

Insertable Technology: Friend or Foe?
If ever the conversation of insertable technology rises, it’s safe to say a glass of wine is usually involved and of course, endless references to ...

Blue light is naturally everywhere

Blue light is naturally everywhere
When Donna Haraway described the speculative Cyborg she close to foresaw the average millennial. While a cyborg is a creature of half human half ma...

A guide to a healthier light-lifestyle

A guide to a healthier light-lifestyle
As we have been discussing light and circadian rhythm a fair bit, we thought to break it down for you just a touch; bring you up to speed with why ...

How LYS can be used in care homes

How LYS can be used in care homes
Copenhagen’s Aalborg University recent graduate Sofie Gammelgård Jensen used L Y S as a core case study for her Master's thesis. The Techno-Anthrop...

The Weather Project: Sensing and Observing

The Weather Project: Sensing and Observing
A source of inspiration for LYS is the Danish/Icelandic contemporary artist, Olafur Eliasson. He works in the cross-field of art and science and us...