Ultraviolet Light in the News

newsletternewswb-cropUltraviolet light is everywhere!  Every month, science makes new discoveries based on UV rays.  We’re still learning how our eyesight works, what UV rays can do to our skin, how UV radiation varies from planet to planet… and much more.

This selection of noteworthy articles is bound to “brighten” any classroom discussion on light and the UV light spectrum.  Read on!

Did you know that birds can see UV light?  Get the bird’s eye view on ultraviolet vision. 

http://io9.com/want-ultraviolet-vision-youre-going-to-need-smaller-ey-1468759573

 

UV rays can harm your skin… even in the shade! 

 
 

Ever wonder how black lights work? 

Speaking of black lights, did you know that Canadian passports reveal secret artwork under UV light?  Lucky Canucks!

http://www.visualnews.com/2015/01/19/new-canadian-passport-big-party-black-light/

 

A once-in-a-lifetime “perfect storm” causes the strongest UV-B radiation levels ever measured on Earth.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/blazing-world-record-strongest-uv-rays-measured-in-south-america/

 

Coming soon:  “smart” contact lenses made of graphene will give you infrared and ultraviolet vision?  Wow!

 
 

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