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Posts tagged color

January 23, 2018

 

An iridescent soap bubble

Soap Bubbles and Butterflies

If you have some dish soap, a mug, and a bright light, we have a science experiment for you to try.

July 18, 2017

 

Benjamin Franklin used easy to find items in his science experiments.

Benjamin Franklin and the Swatches on the Snow

Benjamin Franklin used color swatches and snow to test which colors absorbed more energy from the sun.

July 20, 2016

 

Rubbing your eyes can cause illusions of light and patches of color

The Amazing Flash Illusion

If you've ever rubbed your eyes and seen faint sparkles of light, you have demonstrated a surprising fact of sensory physiology.

June 3, 2016

 

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The Green Door

We don't perceive color in our peripheral vision because we have no cones, which sense light frequencies, on the outer edge of our retina.

August 17, 2015

 

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How Eggs Get Their Color  

The color of eggshells helps mothers identify their own kind and/or camouflage them with their environment.

August 11, 2015

 

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Dusky Dottyback Fish Go Undercover 

The dusky dottyback is dressed to kill: It shape-shifts to look like its prey and goes in for the attack.

November 14, 2014

 

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The Color of Dark

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

March 27, 2013

 

Do colors have taste or smell?

Do Colors Have Smells?

Have you ever heard the color blue? Or tasted the musical note F-sharp?

February 12, 2013

 

Does your makeup look different under fluorescent lighting.

How Fluorescent Lighting Affects Color

Did you know that florescent lighting affects the look of color (including makeup!)

January 26, 2012

 

Hello blue sky!

Why The Sky Is Not Blue

This is partly due to pollution, but even in the cleanest air the sky is lighter near the horizon due to the effect of earth's atmosphere on sunlight.

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