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Posts tagged colors

September 3, 2013

 

a collection of lemons

Smells And Colors

Try this smelly (in a good way) experiment at home!

August 26, 2013

 

planets against a white background

The Color Of The Universe

Scientists have gathered detailed data measuring light from over 2,000 galaxies, some of which are up to several billion light years away from earth.

June 21, 2012

 

colorful marker caps

A Magical Glow?

Want to stand out in the crowd? Find out what gives fluorescent colors their bright glow.

July 29, 2009

 

Alternating red and blue colored storage units

Red, Blue, And A More Productive You

Do certain colors affect how we think and behave, or how well we perform at work? Find out on this Moment of Science.

February 9, 2009

 

Double rainbow over lake

Why Are Rainbows Curved?

The narrow range of angles at which the colors are reflected is the key to why rainbows must be curved.

February 4, 2009

 

Ghostly fogbow over ocean

A Rainbow’s Ghostly Cousin

Fogbows are created in much the same way as normal rainbows are. The main difference is the size of the water droplets which affect the light's refraction.

March 31, 2005

 

Food of Many Colors

Variety in color stimulates our appetites. The more colors thrown together, the more we eat. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

The Color of Dark

Who are these color-gifted critters? Hawkmoths. Almut Kelber from Sweden’s Lund University conducted an experiment that showed this surprising result. Imagine a room with a lot of artificial flowers in it, and the only ones with yummy sugar water in them are yellow or blue.

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