News tagged with spectrum

Two for one in solar power

Solar cells offer the opportunity to harvest abundant, renewable energy. Although the highest energy light occurs in the ultraviolet and visible spectrum, most solar energy is in the infrared. There is a ...

Nov 17, 2013 4.9 / 5 (20) 0 | with audio podcast

Seeing in the dark

Thermal infrared (IR) energy is emitted from all things that have a temperature greater than absolute zero. Human eyes, primarily sensitive to shorter wavelength visible light, are unable to detect or differentiate ...

Oct 29, 2013 5 / 5 (8) 0 | with audio podcast

Researchers push the radio rainbow's limits

Back when walkie-talkies and car radios represented the height of wireless technology, there were plenty of frequencies to go around. The spectrum of radio waves was easily parsed into discrete packets: one ...

Oct 01, 2013 not rated yet 0