There are no shortage of surprises when it comes to nanomaterials, but this new composite is behaving in a whole new way: it wiggles when you turn on the lights.
Unlike humans and most other mammals, birds can see ultraviolet light. But not all avian eyes are created equal, according to new research. Apparently, birds with smaller eyes are better able to perceive the UV spectrum.
We've seen the famous picture of Earth as taken from the moon There are two slightly less famous versions; they're both lunar pictures of the Earth, but they're both pictures taken from ultraviolet cameras.
That's how you look if you are pale and take care of your skin. These are two pictures of the same man, except one was taken with a UV filter. Why does he look like those dudes in that one terrible episode of Star Trek? Strategically applied sunscreen.
It's not just for stoner posters anymore. For this week's Shooting Challenge, you're going to elevate the blacklight to fine portraiture.
Etched on a photoluminescent display, these liquid crystal ginkgo leaves can shift through a trio of autumn colours under the glow of UV light. Previously, displays made from a single luminescent organic or organometallic compound could only switch between two colour states. Now Takashi Kato and Yoshimitsu Sagara of…
I don't even drink beer, but what I wouldn't give for one of these 3D-printed beer cases that were gifted to Heineken's stakeholders. With the bottle's label printed in UV-sensitive ink, it only figures that the case (3D-printed by Freedom of Creation) should have a UV light installed inside, activated once the case's…
It's widely known that ultraviolet light has bacteria killing properties. Unfortunately, its usefulness is limited since it also harms us. But now researchers have developed a high intensity, narrow spectrum wavelength that's safe enough to be used as lighting in hospitals.
I'd like to know what's being stolen from this Dutch McDonald's. Coffee stirrers? Napkins? Toilet paper? This synthetic DNA spray intrigues me, though—not only does it "tag" crims, but when the button is pressed, it alerts police too.