Tag: Fluorescence

LOOK: Pumpkin Toadlets' Bones Glow Through Their Skin

The poisonous pumpkin frogs of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil have fluorescent bones that light up under UV light. With normal light they appear, orange, red, or yellow, but under UV light they glow bright blue.

Animals March 30, 2019

Fluorescent Dye May Help Detect 99 Percent Of Invisible Ocean Plastic Waste

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

First Fluorescent Frog Discovered In Amazon Basin: Why Some Organisms Glow In Ultraviolet Light

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

Researchers Find Fluorescent Tree Frog In Amazon Basin, Only Known Fluorescent Amphibian On Earth

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

Newly Discovered Fluorescent Creatures Glow Bright Green At The Bottom Of The Red Sea

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

New Video Pill Is Swallowable Camera That Can Detect Throat, Gut Cancers

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

2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry announced for advances in optical microscopy

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

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