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Posts tagged light absorption

September 12, 2012

 

leaves in a green forest

Leaves Inspire Better Solar Panels

While solar panels typically have smooth surfaces, leaves have tiny wrinkles and folds that allow for maximum light absorption.

May 6, 2008

 

Light on Hand from Reflection

Photon Tennis

Here's a perplexing question involving an everyday object, how can light bounce off a mirror?

April 29, 2008

 

Blue vein in wrist

True Blue Inside of You?

Did you ever hear that blood is actually blue inside your body, but turns red instantly on contact with air? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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