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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

 

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Looking for Signs of Life on Earth

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

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.

May 27, 2014

 

Those eyes may look big, but they aren't terribly keen.

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

 

Adult archer fish are generally between five and ten centimeters in length.

The Archerfish: Nature’s Squirt Gun

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

March 26, 2014

 

Due to the extreme light conditions of the Arctic, reindeer also have no circadian rhythm.

Reindeer Eyes

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

February 7, 2014

 

Normally, when laser beams intersect, they pass right through one another.

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 or sunset?

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

 

Could gamma ray radiation cause Hulk-like side effects

What Is Gamma Radiation?

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

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