A recent research has found a new way to detect very small pieces of plastic waste that float invisibly near the surface of the ocean using fluorescent dye. The method could be used one day to identify 99 percent of lost tiny pollutants in the sea.
Earth/Environment November 27, 2017
The South American polka dotted tree frog is the first fluorescent amphibian that scientists have found. How does biofluoresence benefit organisms that can glow in UV light?
Animals March 18, 2017
Brazilian researchers have discovered the world's first fluorescent tree frog species in the forests of the Amazon basin. The polka-dotted tree frog changes color from dull yellow to neon green under UV light.
Animals March 15, 2017
Researchers found a new species of polyps illuminating the Red Sea and creating colonies of the shells of sea snails. The mysterious green glow around the polyps' mouths raised questions on fluorescence among sea creatures.
Animals February 8, 2016
Video pills can now potentially detect the presence of throat and gut cancers, with small sensing systems lighting up patients' innards using an extremely tiny light source. It's enhanced fluorescence imaging, according to University of Glasgow researchers.
Life December 21, 2015
The 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to three scientists whose works paved way to the development of the super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, which now allows scientists to study how the body works in a cellular level.
Society October 12, 2014