Tag: UV light

Nanomaterial That Emits Ultraviolet Light Can Replace Mercury In UVC Lamp

Norwegian researchers have successfully created LEDs capable of emitting ultraviolet light. The team hopes the new process can lead to more affordable and energy-efficient lighting for general use.

Material Science April 26, 2019

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

Melanoma On The Rise Among Young Women: Factors That Can Increase Your Risk For Skin Cancer

Melanoma is now the second most common form of cancer in women between 15 and 29 years old. Here are some factors that can up a person's odds for sun damage and skin cancer.

Public Health May 12, 2018

LOOK: Atlantic Puffin Beaks Glow Under UV Light

Why is this puffin's beak glowing bright blue? To find out more about the glow, researchers are designing sunglasses so they can test the UV light on live puffins without harming their eyes.

Animals April 8, 2018

New Nanomaterial Could Lead To Erasable, Rewriteable Optical Chips

Researchers at the University of Texas have claimed that a new nanomaterial-made chip can remotely erase information by merely flashing a light on it. This may pave way for a new generation of optical chips and circuits.

Material Science December 10, 2016

Genes That Cause Red Hair And Freckles Increase Skin Cancer Risk

People who have red hair as well as freckled and pale skin have increased risk for skin cancer. A study that examined tumor DNA sequences revealed why redheads should be extra cautious of the sun.

Public Health July 12, 2016

SPF30 Sunscreens Significantly Lowers Your Melanoma Risk

Researchers from the Ohio State University found that sunscreens with SPF30 can help protect the skin not only against sunburns but melanoma as well. These products effectively prevented the growth of skin tumors on mice models developed by the Ohio State University.

Life April 19, 2016

Glowing Fingerprints Could Be The Future Of Crime Scene Investigations

When a scientist took crime investigation into his own hands, he ended up having a CSI breakthrough. CSIRO scientist came up with a glowing fingerprint technique that can produce fingerprint replicas in 30 seconds.

October 23, 2015

Museums Are Starting To Use LED Lights To Preserve Their Paintings

Studies show that UV-lights often used in museums can be harmful for paintings in the long run.

Energy August 11, 2015

Hate sunscreen? How The Sun Sees You video will make you love it

Using an ultraviolet light camera, a film maker created a video that shows people the hidden damages caused by the sun to their skin such as freckles, wrinkles and dark spots that are not yet visible to the naked eye.

Life August 17, 2014

Vacuum ultraviolet lamp: Why scientists are going gaga over it

A new method of manufacturing lights capable of producing vacuum UV light promises a new generation of the devices. Here's what so special about this newest advance.

April 23, 2014

Surprise! Cats and dogs can see UV light but you can't

House pets like cats, dogs and rodents can see ultraviolet light, invisible to human beings. What are they seeing that you're not?

Animals February 22, 2014

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