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Posts tagged color

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?

October 11, 2010

 

blue bird by a tree

Why Blue Birds Aren’t Blue

Are you a bird watcher? Well, you should know that a bird that appears blue is actually colorless.

February 4, 2010

 

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Cats And Colors

Have you ever wondered why your cat cannot see color?

January 9, 2009

 

Woman rubbing her eyes

The Amazing Flash Illusion

If you've ever rubbed your eyes and seen faint sparkles of light, you have demonstrated a surprising fact of sensory physiology.

December 1, 2008

 

Camoflauged cuttlefish on ocean bottom

Cuttlefish: Colorblind Masters of Camouflage

Clever cephalopods and colorblind camouflage champions---cuttlefish!

October 16, 2008

 

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The Color of Lint

Your laundry is a mix of clothes of all different colors. Why, then, does the lint that collects in the lint tray always come out a bland gray?

January 1, 2008

 

Oregon Trail Oil Painting

Changing Oil Paintings

The shift is gradual once the artist finishes, taking decades, or even centuries, but eventually colors fade, darken, or become more transparent over time.

August 2, 2007

 

Multicolored milk puddle

What’s So Primary about Primary Colors?

With three simple ingredients, a red, a green, and a blue spotlight, you can make any color of the rainbow. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 8, 2006

 

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Science Joke (Light Shift)

What's the best thing about having a rocket-powered car? If you go fast enough, the red lights look green!

January 22, 2006

 

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See the Heat

Do all of those bands of color have the same temperature?

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