What is Fluorescence?

Full disclosure: I’m writing this because I painted my nails an amazing fluorescent orange, and it made me curious… TL;DR: It’s UV rays! Now for the science. Non-fluorescent vision When light hits an object, the object absorbs some of the light and reflects the rest. Our eyes pick up what is reflected through cone cells…

Spacecraft Lost for 8 Years Found Orbiting the Moon

It’s not uncommon for NASA to be in the dark. In fact, that’s the whole point. The darkness isn’t always a friend of space exploration, however. It’s pretty hard to see what’s going on up there, and plenty of spacecrafts (but thankfully no astronauts!) have been lost out there. Billions of pounds worth of equipment,…

Instantly Translate Your Speech with New Gadget by Logbar

A Japanese company called Logbar has developed what could be revolutionary device. ili instantly translates your speech into a foreign language, making travel to far-off lands much easier than it ever has been. ili is an extremely simple device, which requires no WiFi or data connection. It can be worn around the neck, and it’s compact…

Hubble Hump Day

It’s Hubble Hump Day! We thought we’d take the opportunity to brighten up your Wednesday with some of the most spectacular images taken by the Hubble telescope: The Final Frontier In honour of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary this year, NASA have released this image of the Final Frontier project. In the centre of the image is…