So if you’ve got a case of the grays, here’s a collection of fun things to lighten up your day!
“Bright Ideas: Light Bulbs Stimulate Insights” — “New research finds exposure to a bare, illuminated light bulb — a universal symbol of bright ideas — is a catalyst to reaching insights. ” (Ah, but does it work with CFLs?)
Re-using Lightbulbs as Mini-Terrariums Surprisingly pretty! And a neat statement about going green. (Definitely does not work with CFLs! Can you imagine a teeny tiny twisted terrarium? You can? Good. Now say that back to me five times fast.)
Designer Duo Create Dress with 24,000 LED’s — “We used the smallest full-color LEDs, flat like paper, and measuring only 2 by 2 mm,” say designers Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz… “The circuits are extra-thin, flexible and hand-embroidered on a layer of silk in a way that gives it stretch so the LED fabric can move like normal fabric with lightness and fluidity.”
How-to’s and Lesson Plans on Light and Waves from the New Zealand Physics Teachers’ Resource Bank. Lots of very cool stuff here, including a very small-scale demonstration of eye resolution and color mixing, which would be an interesting tie in to a discussion of Impressionism and pointillism, I think, as well as an explanation of how TV’s and monitors work.
20 Amazing Optical Illusions — The Lilac Chaser above is #13 on the list.