Seeing color traced back to genetic mutations
From the inside of our heads, it feels as if colors are intrinsic aspects of the outside world and our eyes are beautifully designed to see them. But we humans are merely sampling the possible ways of sensing the spectrum ...
New material for warm-white LEDs invented
Light emitting diodes, more commonly called LEDs, are known for their energy efficiency and durability, but the bluish, cold light of current white LEDs has precluded their widespread use for indoor lighting.
Sex chromosome shocker: The 'female' X a key contributor to sperm production
Painstaking new analysis of the genetic sequence of the X chromosome—long perceived as the "female" counterpart to the male-associated Y chromosome—reveals that large portions of the X have evolved to play a specialized ...
Sony TVs show high-end color via quantum dot tech
Astronomers determine color of the Milky Way Galaxy
A team of astronomers in Pitt's Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences announced today the most accurate determination yet of the color of the (aptly named) Milky Way Galaxy: "a very pure white, almost ...
The science and engineering behind Amsterdam's "Rainbow Station"
If you're passing through the Amsterdam Central train station you may be pleasantly surprised to see a vibrant rainbow projected on the large arch that spans over its platforms. It's the "Rainbow Station" ...
Review: Nexus 10 tablet is a solid choice for the price
With impressive specs, the Nexus 10 seems like a special tablet, at least on paper. When put through a real-world test, Google's latest tablet performed well for the price but not enough to brag about to ...
Pixel Qi says it has a tablet screen as good as iPad' Retina but uses far less power
Saturn's moons: What a difference a decade makes
Almost immediately after NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft made their brief visits to Saturn in the early 1980s, scientists were hungry for more. The Voyagers had offered them only a brief glimpse of a family ...
Panasonic tech fixes color setbacks in low light photos (w/ video)
LG beats rivals in race to sell new OLED TVs (Update)
LG Electronics Inc. started taking pre-orders on Wednesday for the world's first big TVs that use an advanced display technology promising startlingly clear images on wafer-thin screens.
GM silkworms bred to spin fluorescent
Revision to rules for color in dinosaurs suggests connection between color and physiology
New research that revises the rules allowing scientists to decipher color in dinosaurs may also provide a tool for understanding the evolutionary emergence of flight and changes in dinosaur physiology prior ...
Fish eye sheds light on color vision
A fish eye from a primitive time when Earth was but one single continent, has yielded evidence of color vision dating back at least 300 million years, researchers said Tuesday.