A laser striking a periodic pattern diffracts in striking fashion. The pattern that appears here is due to the nature of arrangement of the micromirrors. The array acts as diffraction gratings. Several orders can be seen with varying intensities. Taken … Read More
So how do fireflies glow? Fireflies use superoxide, an oxygen molecule with an extra electron. The molecule is toxic to cells but fireflies evolved to use the molecule to glow. Researchers from Yale University and Connecticut College explain how in … Read More
Let’s have a game. Can you invent a word for light? Think of an original word that can best describe the thing which we now call “light”. This is not new by the way, as scientists have been coining words … Read More
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed this year, 2015, as the International Year of Light (IYL 2015). By doing this, the UN aims to raise global awareness about the importance of light and light-based technologies in changing the lives of … Read More
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