Asus UX430 laptop: an otherwise great laptop ruined by harsh flicker

We had the opportunity to examine two generations of Asus' most popular laptop: the Zenbook UX430.  The product shines as at around $900USD for the base model, it's one...

Activate dark theme on YouTube for viewing comfort

Google recently added functionality allowing users to darken the appearance of YouTube when viewed through a web browser.  While it's unlikely to make a big difference for most if...

Extreme pressure change in commercial aircraft responsible for headaches, migraine

Do you suffer headaches or migraines while flying on commercial aircraft?  The cause may surprise you. Ever since the 1950s commercial aircraft have featured pressurized cabins.  During flight, these pressurized...

Trivia: why are aircraft windows round and not square?

Pressurized cabins were first introduced on commercial aircraft with the British de Havilland Comet in 1949. The pressurized cabin allowed passengers and crew for the first time to fly at higher,...

Computer displays: finding a display compatible with you

Computer use is necessary in most professions.  Consequently, managing your symptoms in front of a computer display is often required before you can return to meaningful productivity. Headaches, deficits in visual...

Screen dimming utilities for Windows

Many people struggle with the effects of exposure to computer displays.  It can be especially troublesome when computer work is an integral part of earning an income.  As covered...

Japanese researchers find correlation between changes in atmospheric pressure and migraines

In 2011, Japanese researchers studied 28 migraine patients (full text here) living within 10 km of the Utsunomiya Meteorological Observatory in Japan to investigate whether atmospheric pressure may contribute to migraine symptoms....

Website upgrades nearing completion

After a lengthy delay our website upgrades are mostly complete!  The following are some of the improvements you'll see, and some you might not notice right away: darker appearance...

Sensory Exotica author on color

A brief Q&A session of Howard Hughes, author of “Sensory Exotica: A World beyond Human Experience” was published at TheDartmouth.com.   While not directly related to light sensitivity per-se,...
FEIT "enhance vivid natural light" GU10 bulb

FEIT “enhance vivid natural light” GU10 bulb (2015)

It's rare to find a bulb brandishing a CRI of ≥93 and a warm color temperature of 2700K, all within the small confines of the GU10 form factor.  FEIT released...

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Study finds dim lighting impairs hippocampal brain functions in mice

Neuroscience researchers at Michigan State University recently published a study examining how light affects functions of the hippocampus in the brain.  To do this...
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