A team of scientists from the University of Cambridge has developed the world's smallest magnifying glass that can focus on light a billion more times, letting you see even single atoms.
Light can find a way to pass through opaque materials by sending it several times.
Researchers from China and Taiwan recently developed a new type of LED that is cheaper and more environmentally friendly than currently used LEDs.
Plants and animals alter their behaviors based on the seasons. Humans, it turns out, are no different. Here are just a few ways we change with the season.
A hawksbill sea turtle found off the coast of the Solomon Islands is the first biofluorescent reptile ever discovered. The sea turtle was "glowing" green and red as it swam by researchers observing corals in the Pacific Ocean.
Astronomers found a rare type of growing galaxy that appears to feed off stolen gases.
Researcher have long known that squids are particularly good at manipulating light - reflecting what sunlight trickles down into the ocean's deeper depths in order to confuse predators, prey, and even to communicate. Now a team of scientists has determined just what kind of mechanisms make squids such masters of light - information that could prove useful even for engineers.
It can get pretty hot in the Sahara desert, one of the hottest terrestrial environments on Earth, so to stay cool silver ants use special hairs to survive, new research shows.
The world's thinnest light bulb has made its debut, measuring at just one atom thick, and it was all made possible thanks to graphene.
Hawkmoths have the tough task of hovering mid-air to obtain their favorite flower nectar, even in the dark, but new fascinating research shows that these insects can slow down their brains for better night vision - while continuing to perform demanding tasks.
Color blindness affects a significant portion of the population, most notably men. And now, new research has identified a new gene mutation that could possibly cause this condition.
Memories that have been "lost" as a result of amnesia have recently been retrieved in mice using light, according to a new study.
The brightest galaxy in the Universe has been discovered by scientists using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), shining with the infrared light of more than 300 trillion suns, according to a new study.
Octopuses have long been hailed as masters of camouflage, able to change the color, pattern and texture of their skin. Now, it seems that these cephalopods not only use their skin as a means of disguise and even communication, but also as a way to "see" light.