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Posts tagged ultraviolet light

January 13, 2011

 

A telescope set up outside

Venus Glows In The Dark!

Venus may appear to glow under moonlight but the planet also glows in infrared light.

July 17, 2007

 

Fluorescent light on brick wall

Heated Differences

Why do regular incandescent light bulbs get hotter than fluorescent bulbs? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Girls Love a Glowing Head

In the animal kingdom, much like in the world of humans, there are many techniques that animals will use in order to attract mates. Parrots, for example, have glowing heads.

September 27, 2003

 

Battle of the Bugs

The ultraviolet light is supposed to attract mosquitoes against an electrified grid, which then zaps them. Well, it’s true that plenty of mosquitoes are attracted into your backyard by the light, but once the mosquitoes catch a whiff of you, they ignore the light completely.

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