Twisting Light and Invisible Materials

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Photonics researchers at the CUNY ASRC discover new ways to control light, heat, radio-waves, and sound to make the next generation of computers, cameras, and cell phones.


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digital rendering of a mechanical waveform

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This lesson plan explores the use of fluorescence in detection of molecules of life and everyday objects due to absorption and emisson of light. It demonstrates the difference between fluoresence and exciting light, and the production of fluoresence.

Age range: Middle to High School

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Source: Biophysical Society BASICS