Why is snow white?

…because it can’t get a tan.

Physicists propose a new way to levitate and propel spacecraft-sized objects with light

The concept is audacious — but it might be just crazy enough to work.

What causes Blood Moons? The same thing that makes skies blue


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


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.