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Slideshow: Everything is Illuminated

United Visual Artists is a London-based group of engineers, artists, and designers who create technologically sophisticated light displays.

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Slideshow: Everything is Illuminated
United Visual Artists

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United Visual Artists is a London-based group of engineers, artists, and designers who create technologically sophisticated light displays. The group's work has appeared at museums, galleries, concerts, and dance performances around the world. Shown here is the light sculpture Volume , commissioned by London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

His pivot from defense helped a tiny tuning-fork prevent SUV rollovers and plane crashes

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

In 1992, Asad M. Madni sat at the helm of BEI Sensors and Controls, overseeing a product line that included a variety of sensor and inertial-navigation devices, but its customers were less varied—mainly, the aerospace and defense electronics industries.

And he had a problem.

The Cold War had ended, crashing the U.S. defense industry. And business wasn’t going to come back anytime soon. BEI needed to identify and capture new customers—and quickly.

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