Chasing Rainbows: The Quest to Understand Light
Is it a particle? Or is it a wave? This week we're looking at light. From its earliest origins and what it can reveal about the Big Bang, to why Newton prodded his eye with a needle to probe the origins of colour, how the brain decodes the visual world and bionic implants to reverse blindness. Plus, in the news, a revelation in the remarkable colour-changing capabilities of chameleons, how an ultrasound can combat Alzheimer's Disease, and what people do with their fingers following a handshake...
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Using ultrasound, scientists have successfully treated Alzheimer's disease in mice...
Scientists have homed in on how the brain gauges pain intensity...
Why "Finding Nemo" would have been a very different film, if it had been true to science...
Scientists have discovered how the kings of the colour-change, chameleons, alter their skin hue...
Nice to sniff you? Scientists have shown that people sniff their fingers twice as often after a handshake...
Light continues to perplex scientists today, so we take a look back in history
to try and understand what it is...
Light is fundamental to how we see, but what happens if our eyes can no longer detect light? Could we make bionic eyes to treat blindness?
Light is fundamental in how we see the world around us but
how do we perceive it? Do you see something different to
How do astronomers learn about the Big Bang? By studying fossilised photons in light left over from the origin of the Universe...
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