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The Mind-Bending Science Of James Turrell’s Art
Turrell, whose solo exhibit at the Guggenheim closes Wednesday, doesn't just play with the way our eyes work; he exploits how our mind processes images to reveal that at a fundamental level, everything we see is an illusion.
FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?
Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated,...
Let This Gorgeous Chart From 1944 Teach You About Electromagnetic Radiation
Everything you need to know about electromagnetic waves in one poster
Replace Your Lights With These Genetically Engineered Glow-Plants
Now on Kickstarter.
These LED Bulbs Can Shine With A Color You Select From Any Photo
And do other neat tricks. Smart lighting that's as easy as screwing in a bulb.
This Mind-Blowing, Horseshoe-Shaped Neon Hotel Can Light Up The Skyline
A lakeside view from every angle
Researchers Reverse Engineer Fireflies To Make More Efficient LEDs
Fireflies have a neat trick for conserving light. Turns out, it could work for LEDs, too.
For New Lamps, An Unlikely Energy Source: Gravity
As long as you reset a weight every 30 minutes, you can have a continuous, battery-free light source.
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs Could Cause Ultraviolet Damage to Skin
We know CFL bulbs are world-changingly efficient, producing the same level of light as their incandescent parents while using a...
Bio-Retina Implant Could Give Laser-Powered Sight to the Blind
A new bionic eye implant could allow blind people to recognize faces, watch TV and even read. Nano Retina’s Bio-Retina...