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Photo Friday: All lights are not created equal

Photo Friday: All lights are not created equal

At the California Lighting Teaching Center (CLTC) in Davis, California, researchers explore light from many angles. This rack of light emitting diode (LED) lightbulbs on display at the CLTC shows how different designs and bulbs can create wide varieties of light.

February 14, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott
A Transformation of Light: How We See [Video]

A Transformation of Light: How We See [Video]

    Editor’s note: Brain Basics from Scientific American Mind is a series of short video primers on the brain and how we feel, think and act.

April 2, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren
Glowing Octopus Bacteria Light Up Living Lamp [Video]

Glowing Octopus Bacteria Light Up Living Lamp [Video]

Octopuses might be charismatic, but not many can literally light up a room. One enterprising designer, however, has figured out how to repurpose bacteria from rare glowing deep-sea octopuses for terrestrial illumination.

October 3, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage

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