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Posts tagged glare

July 9, 2009

 

Grass covered in dew

Heiligenshein: Your Shadow’s Halo

"Heiligenshein," German for halo, is a glowing light around the head and shoulders of your shadow. Learn about this odd phenomenon on this Moment of Science.

December 22, 2003

 

Are You Looking at Me?

Learn about the importance and effects of eye contact on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Bombproof Luggage Container

To be able to withstand a bomb blast, a luggage container must be made of pretty strong stuff. The magic ingredient in the best-known bombproof container is called Glare, which is short for “reinforced glass.”

September 27, 2003

 

Albinism

Lack of pigment also makes eyes extremely sensitive to bright light. The pigment that determines whether your eyes are blue, brown, green, or gray normally helps to filter out stray light.

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