Give Now

A Moment of Science

Posts tagged light

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?

November 9, 2010

 

Solar panel square

Nanotubes, Solar Cells, And Renewable Energy

Solar panels can only capture so much sunlight and produce a limited amount of electricity. What are the other options for sustainable energy?

October 25, 2010

 

A spider web wrapped around a pink flower

Spiders Send Ultraviolet Signals to Insects

Spiders have been found to decorate their webs with special ultraviolet-reflecting silk in flower-like patterns.

September 6, 2010

 

silver telescope

Planets With Water Found!

Astronomers have found a planet with water known as HD 189733b.

August 13, 2010

 

cat stretching on oriental rug

Why Do Animals Have Lighter Fur On Their Bellies?

Animals have mastered blending in with their surroundings. Yet, why do some animals have lighter fur on their bellies than on their backs?

April 15, 2010

 

mirror_075

How A Rear-View Mirror Works

You're driving along at night and suddenly you're blinded by light. You flick the tab on your rear-view mirror... what happens next?

February 25, 2010

 

hidl_040

Why Are Some Headlights Blue? High Intensity Discharge Lamps

Have you seen cars with headlights that appear blue?

February 22, 2010

 

light_037

The Speed Of Light And The Interstellar Highway

Have you ever wondered what the speed of light meant?

February 10, 2010

 

limelight_029

Where Does The Term “Limelight” Originate?

Do you love being the center of attention or a bright, incandescent lamp?

February 4, 2010

 

cat_025

Cats And Colors

Have you ever wondered why your cat cannot see color?

« Previous PageNext Page »

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from A Moment of Science:

Support for Indiana Public Media Comes From

About A Moment of Science

Search A Moment of Science