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Posts tagged color

March 27, 2013

 

colors on a cup

Do Colors Have Smells?

Have you ever heard the color blue? Or tasted the musical note F-sharp?

February 12, 2013

 

woman putting on pink lipstick

How Fluorescent Lighting Affects Color

Did you know that florescent lighting affects the look of color (including makeup!)

January 26, 2012

 

blue sky with clouds

Why The Sky Is Not Blue

This is partly due to pollution, but even in the cleanest air the sky is lighter near the horizon due to the effect of earth's atmosphere on sunlight.

January 24, 2012

 

two people laying in the grass with their hands over their eyes

Night Vision And Humans: Why Can’t We See Color?

When we are in a fairly dark room, or outside at night away from lights, we can still see, but we can't see the colors of things very well. Why is that?

January 19, 2012

 

clouds in the sky

Why Are Clouds White?

Clouds can range in color from brilliant white to almost black. Why?

November 22, 2011

 

Colorful Brain

Hyperactive Neurons To Blame For Unusual Sensory Melding

Some people report seeing colors when they read text or tasting flavors when they listen to music. Elevated neuronal responsiveness could be to blame.

October 31, 2011

 

a hand holding a yellow highlighter

Seeing Yellow

Why is yellow still the most popular highlighter color?

October 18, 2011

 

x ray of a frog

Using X-Rays To Find The Color Of Fossilized Skin And Feathers

Researchers found that if they bombard fossils with a special type of intense x-ray, they can find the pigment's location.

August 1, 2011

 

blue-green canvas shoes that are damp

Why Do My Clothes Change Color When They Get Hit With Water?

We've all seen how when we splash water on cloth, the places where the water hits appear darker than the rest. Does the cloth change color when wet?

November 12, 2010

 

Corner of a room

Visual Systems, Binocular Vision, And Wall Color

Why does the corner of the room, where two walls and the ceiling meet seem to show two different wall colors?

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