It’s not just low light that makes us sleepy.
A team of researchers modified a kayak, equipped it with sensors, a petrol engine, strapped it to a ship, and set out to sea to measure zooplankton’s reaction to artificial light.
Instead of consuming less, we’re consuming more.
You can’t get any more lunar than this without leaving the planet.
It’s like storing lightning in thunder.
Let’s shine some light on the matter.
Just MIT doing a bit of light thinking.
Currently only works with blue light, but they’re working on fixing that.
It uses infrared light instead of radio waves to transfer data.
We’re closer than ever to a Theory of Everything.
An intriguing electron-light interaction was discovered by scientists.
A whole new world of signal processing may be just around the corner.
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.
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 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.
Though incandescent light bulbs have been used to light homes for more than a hundreds years, and still do so in most of the world, these are ridiculously inefficient. This has prompted many governments to completely phase-them out, among which the E.U., Australia, Canada, Russian, as well as the United States. Their place has been taken over by fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), and the even more efficient LEDs. A team at MIT, however, has a bright idea that might revamp the unfavored bulbs. They’ve designed a new sort of incandescent bulb that uses a photonic crystal to recycle the waste energy. The resulting bulbs could be more power and light efficient than anything on the market right now.
It’s hard to image a world without colours simply because they’re all around us. Have you ever wondered, though, where do colours come from?
Just in time for Halloween, scientists have developed the blackest material – a material so dark that it absorbs almost all the light that hits its surface.
It’s likely not aliens, but it could be – and it’s really, really strange.