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Posts tagged light

November 26, 2015


luminol splatter

A Moment of Crime

Investigators shine a light on crime scenes mysteries with the help of luminol—a luminescent chemical that reacts with blood.

July 14, 2015


contact lens

Making Contact 

Contact lenses bring objects into closer and clearer focus than glasses.

January 1, 2015


Earth's atmosphere and moon

Looking for Signs of Life on Earth

The light in Earth's atmosphere may reflect signs of extraterrestrial life.

November 14, 2014


Privet Hawkmoth

The Color of Dark

Hawkmoths not only have excellent night vision, but they can distinguish between colors in the dark.

May 27, 2014


Macro image of a moth facing the camera

Why Moths Fly Toward Lights

Summer is nearly here. Ever wonder why moths fly toward bright lights? Find out on today's Moment of Science.

May 1, 2014


A side view of a silver and black archer fish

The Archerfish: Nature’s Squirt Gun

Your old Super Soaker was pretty cool, but it didn't have precision like this.

March 26, 2014


A reindeer in walking in green grass

Reindeer Eyes

Researchers have found that depending on the season, the eyes of Arctic reindeer change from gold to blue.

February 7, 2014


Different colored laser beams intersect in the darkness

Real Lightsabers?

While science still has a long ways to go, new research gives us hope that we may be able to make a real lightsaber someday.

September 30, 2013


sunrise above the water

Sunrise Or Sunset: How Do You Tell?

When looking at a picture of the sun, how could you tell whether or not it's rising or setting?

August 22, 2013


hulk action figure

What Is Gamma Radiation?

Just what is gamma radiation, and can it really turn you into the Hulk?

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