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"People ask me how I do research for my science fiction. The answer is, I never do any research. I just enjoy reading the stuff, and some of it sticks in my mind and fits into the stories."
- Frederik Pohl

Helium Tubes  
  Lighting that exactly mimics the frequencies of sunlight.  

I thought the passage flooded with daylight; but now I saw that that light rose from behind a narrow cornice and was reflected from the white tiles of the ceiling to those of the floor.

"Helium tubes," he said. "Exactly the same quality and intensity as sunshine."

Technovelgy from The Cubic City, by Louis Tucker, D.D..
Published by Science Wonder Stories in 1929
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This kind of lighting is essential in a vast cubic building because there can be so few windows compared with the total interior space.

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