Last summer I sat in the bathroom of an Irish pub, trying desperately to solve a math equation. I had abandoned my friends at the bar, where I’d been pretending to drink an IPA, to tend to this pressing arithmetic in private. If I solved correctly for ‘x,’ the answer would provide me with some crucial…
You're looking at the results of red tide bioluminescence, a phenomenon produced by single celled microorganisms known as phytoplankton. When washed up by the surf, beaches can look like they are from another world. This neat video shows how they react to touch.
This might look like the result of some wild nuclear accident, but in fact this worm is perfectly healthy. It just happens to glow bright green when exposed to certain wavelengths of light.
Dead is dead, some famous TV show about vacationing on an island once said. But how does dead, well, look? How do billions of cells shut off at once? An international team of researchers found that it comes in a wave. Death spreads through a special necrosis pathway that leaves dead cells as it passes through. A blue…
Heaps of sea creatures glow to produce light—often in order to see in the murky depths. But scientists have discovered that many bacteria glow for a very strange reason; they want to get eaten.
iPatch, a UK-based iPhone repair company, has developed a hardware mod that'll add a backlight to your iPhone's logo. Similar to Apple's line of computers, the logo will glow when the phone's display turns on.
Slaves were creating mosaic objects thousands of years BC, but I bet they never dreamed of a bathtub covered in glittering photo-luminescent mosaic tiles. In fact, I bet they never even knew what a bathtub was.
This may not necessarily be the most practical DIY, but if you're looking at that picture—I mean really looking—and you're not thinking "I want to go to there," well, I just don't know what to tell you.
[Voice="Barry White"] When I first saw you, girl, I knew I had to make you mine. Now, I'm in the mood, baby. In the mood for...the Belly Love...Belly Love...oh yeah...I want to hold you...on that gloooowing light.
I can't pretend to have experienced the danger of firefighting first-hand, but it seems like losing a partner while a burning building crumbles around you is a very real possibility. And these boots, while just a concept, might help.
Researchers in England have developed a battery powered textile yarn that can be used to illuminate the clothes of joggers, cyclists, or outdoor workers for protection. This electroluminescent yarn, or "EL yarn," is technically a multi-layer electroluminescent film composite material made from yarn and dipped in a…
We had our doubts about that Mountain Dew that glowed like a lightning bug when the guy in the video you see here added a bit of baking soda and peroxide. Sho' 'nuff, it turns out to be a hoax. The intrepid mythbusters at Snopes.com (in addition to many of our Giz readers) tried the trick and applied a bit of keen…
In the future, all furniture will glow. But if Fuwapica has anything to say about it, the glowing will quantify your embarrassment.
As if you didn't have enough USB ports taken already by real devices, these glowing USB animals will usurp one more precious slot. And for what? Glowing at night and making you feel warm and fuzzy? Well, okay, we suppose that's worth it.
How much is a bowl that holds ice cubes, five bucks? How much is that same bowl, but with blue LEDs and fog effects? Apparently, it's $60.