World’s fastest camera captures 10 trillion frames per second

The unprecedented scale of imaging can record even the slightest changes in the behavior of light.

SETI project uses AI to track down mysterious light source

Scientists are still in the dark but the new insights place them a step closer to the source of fast radio bursts.

Scientists have calculated the force of a photon hitting an object

It’s a tiny value, but a huge discovery.

We may have just witnessed a close-by star devour the remnants of a planet

Gluttony? Tsk tsk tsk.

External temperature also influences our circadian rhythms, study reports

It’s not just low light that makes us sleepy.

Light pollution from research ship makes Artic zooplankton return to the deep

A team of researchers modified a kayak, equipped it with┬ásensors, a petrol engine, strapped it to a ship, and set out to sea to measure zooplankton’s reaction to artificial light.

LED light savings backfire spectacularly as light pollution increases dramatically

Instead of consuming less, we’re consuming more.

Designer Oscar Lhermitte brings the moon to your fingertips

You can’t get any more lunar than this without leaving the planet.

Scientists just turned light-based information into readable soundwaves

It’s like storing lightning in thunder.

What exactly is a photon? Definition, properties, facts

Let’s shine some light on the matter.

Computer chip can mimic human neurons using only beams of light

Just MIT doing a bit of light thinking.

New, cheap artificial photosynthesis scrubs the air and produces fuel

Currently only works with blue light, but they’re working on fixing that.

Dutch researchers demonstrate 42.8 gbps connection using Li-Fi. It’s 100 times faster than the best Wi-Fi

It uses infrared light instead of radio waves to transfer data.

Researchers found a supermassive black hole choking on its meal

Greedy!

Light-bending material could bridge quantum and classical physics

We’re closer than ever to a Theory of Everything.

Scientists discover new ‘Frankenstein’ form of light, with important consequences for quantum computing

An intriguing electron-light interaction was discovered by scientists.

New silicon chip technology amplifies light using sound waves

A whole new world of signal processing may be just around the corner.

How to slow down light until it stops

In vacuum, light always travels at a constant speed of 299,792,458 metres per second. Nothing can travel faster than this constant c, as denoted by physicists. These two postulates are basic building blocks of modern physics and were first announced more than a hundred years ago by Albert Einstein. Yet, there are ingenious ways to slow light to the point of trapping it in a dead stop. Prepare for some weirdness.

‘Cool’ light improves learning and academic performance. ‘Yellow light’ better for relaxing

A new research investigated various light intensity scenarios and reported their findings. For optimal learning performance, “cool” light is better while “yellow” or “warm” light is the most relaxing.

Mantis shrimps teach humans how to make a new type of optical material

Mantis shrimp are probably best known for the dazzling colors that adorn their shells. The second thing they’re best known for is their tendency to violently murder anything they come into contact with.