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Deep-sea crabs grab grub using UV vision

(Phys.org)—Crabs living half-a-mile down in the ocean, beyond the reach of sunlight, have a sort of color vision combining sensitivity to blue and ultraviolet light. Their detection of shorter wavelengths ...

dateSep 06, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Mercury's many colors

Although composited from expanded wavelengths of light, this wide-angle image from NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft shows the amazing variation of colors and tones to be found on Mercury’s Sun-scoured ...

dateJul 27, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Feel-good glass for windows

Daylight acts on our body clock and stimulates the brain. German researchers have made use of this knowledge and worked with industry partners to develop a coating for panes of glass that lets through more light. Above all, ...

dateJul 03, 2012 in Materials Science
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Electrified graphene a shutter for light

(Phys.org) -- An applied electric voltage can prompt a centimeter-square slice of graphene to change and control the transmission of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths from the terahertz to the midinfrared.

dateJun 15, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Algal proteins light the way

Channelrhodopsins (ChRs) are remarkable proteins that respond to specific wavelengths of light by allowing ions to cross the cell membrane, a mechanism that makes them useful for manipulating ion-driven processes ...

dateJun 08, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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ALMA turns its eyes to Centaurus A

(Phys.org) -- A new image of the galaxy Centaurus A, made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), shows how the observatory allows astronomers to see through the opaque dust lanes that ...

dateMay 31, 2012 in Astronomy
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