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New method uses ultraviolet light to control fluid flow and organize particles

January 23, 2019

A new, simple and inexpensive method that uses ultraviolet light to control particle motion and assembly within liquids…
Ultra-sensitive sensor with gold nanoparticle array

January 13, 2019

The sensor is made up of a series of gold disk-shaped nanoparticles on a glass slide. The team…
These two hydrogels, adhered with an aqueous solution of polymer chains, come apart easily In the presence of UV light. Image/Video courtesy of Zhigang Suo/Harvard SEAS
A painless adhesive

December 28, 2018

Pulling off a Band-Aid may soon get a lot less painful. Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School…
“Chameleon” tattoos change color, may help diagnose illness

December 5, 2018

When a pair of tourists hiking the Alps stumbled across the frozen remains of the mummy Ötzi in…
Scientists Discover Biological Ultraviolet Protection “Timer”

October 31, 2018

Scientists at Tel Aviv University have discovered a critical 48-hour cycle that is responsible for synchronizing the biological mechanisms that…
Study Reveals How Enzyme Detects Ultraviolet Light Damage

August 23, 2018

Damage to DNA is a constant threat to cellular life, and so it is constantly monitored and detected…
Increased UV from ozone depletion sterilizes trees

February 13, 2018

Pine trees become temporarily sterile when exposed to ultraviolet radiation as intense as some scientists believe the Earth…
Ultraviolet Light could help Prevent Flu Epidemics without Causing Harm to Humans

February 12, 2018

Given the difficulty of developing drugs to fight viral infections, researchers have been working on different approaches to…
Are cheap sunglasses effective?

June 27, 2017

Ahead of National Sunglasses Day on Tuesday, 27 June University researchers assessed differently priced children’s sunglasses to find out…
Probing the possibility of life on ‘super-Earths’

June 17, 2017

Along with its aesthetic function of helping create the glorious Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, the powerful magnetic…
Here comes the sun in first-time images

April 5, 2017

The first images (link is external) from the Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) instrument aboard the National Oceanic and…
First Solar Images from NOAA’s GOES-16 Satellite

February 28, 2017

The first images from the Solar Ultraviolet Imager or SUVI instrument aboard NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite have been successful,…
Celestial Cat Meets Cosmic Lobster

February 2, 2017

NGC 6334 is located about 5500 light-years away from Earth, while NGC 6357 is more remote, at a…
New tool uses UV light to control inflammation

November 24, 2016

Black light does more than make posters glow. Cornell researchers have developed a chemical tool to control inflammation…
New LEDs may offer better way to clean water in remote areas

November 16, 2016

For the first time, researchers have created light-emitting diodes (LEDs) on lightweight flexible metal foil. Engineers at The…
Ultraviolet light—antimicrobial agents of the future

October 17, 2016

The part of sunlight in the ultraviolet spectrum plays an important role for our lives on Earth. With…
Supported by Granite, New SURF Beamline Is Real Heavyweight

September 22, 2016

If your work involves sensing, measuring or using ultraviolet light, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)…
NASA’s Van Allen Probes Catch Rare Glimpse of Supercharged Radiation Belt

August 16, 2016

Our planet is nestled in the center of two immense, concentric doughnuts of powerful radiation: the Van Allen…
Sun cream compound offers unprecedented protection against UVA radiation

July 21, 2016

Most sunscreens on the market protect well against solar UVB radiation but have limited effectiveness against UVA-induced damage,…
NASA: Solar Storms May Have Been Key to Life on Earth

May 24, 2016

Our sun’s adolescence was stormy—and new evidence shows that these tempests may have been just the key to…
‘Sunscreen’ gene may help protect against skin cancer

May 19, 2016

USC-led study reveals that melanoma patients with deficient or mutant copies of the gene are less protected from…
Record-breaking ultraviolet winds discovered near black hole

March 22, 2016

The fastest winds ever seen at ultraviolet wavelengths have been discovered near a supermassive black hole by a…
UV LED Flash Light for Smartphones

February 1, 2016

ReveaLED is synchronized UV LED flash light for smartphones and tablets. It fits to the audio jack of your…
Onion-like layers help this efficient new nanoparticle glow

November 11, 2015

A new, onion-like nanoparticle could open new frontiers in biomaging, solar energy harvesting and light-based security techniques. The…
Annual Antarctic Ozone Hole Larger and Formed Later in 2015

October 31, 2015

The 2015 Antarctic ozone hole area was larger and formed later than in recent years, said scientists from…
Real Martians: How to Protect Astronauts from Space Radiation on Mars

October 2, 2015

On Aug. 7, 1972, in the heart of the Apollo era, an enormous solar flare exploded from the…
From Yale, a new sunblock that doesn’t penetrate the skin

September 29, 2015

Researchers at Yale have developed a sunscreen that doesn’t penetrate the skin, eliminating serious health concerns associated with…
Sun Protection On A Bike Helmet

July 27, 2015

The Bouclier Visor –  is a bike helmet-mounted visor that shades your entire face. It provides full-face sun protection…
MAVEN Results Find Mars Behaving Like a Rock Star

June 24, 2015

If planets had personalities, Mars would be a rock star according to recent preliminary results from NASA’s MAVEN…
UV Light To Clean Your Kitchen

June 15, 2015

UVe is a self-driving countertop companion that uses UV light to disinfect surfaces. UV light is used as a…
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