Tagged: fluorescence

The science of Rudolf’s glowing nose! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Dec 24, 2014

Rudolf by Latharion This festive season AUT University Prof’s Steve Pointing and Allan Blackman released a marvelous little video explaining the science behind some of the unanswered mysteries of Christmas. How does Santa get to all those houses unseen in one night? And how does he get down the chimney? I’ve been sent the … Read More

Fluorescence, quantum dots – future solar cells - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Jul 16, 2014

Plastic solar cells – which may start appearing on hardware store shelves in the next decade – do things a little differently from the silicon-based photovoltaic variety. They’re bendy, less efficient but getting steadily more so, and they also emit tiny bursts of fluorescent light. Dr Justin Hodgkiss, Senior Lecturer at Victoria University and Principal Investigator at the MacDiarmid … Read More

Glow sushi! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 18, 2012

When I first heard of this (and thanks to the lovely Alan Huett for the heads up), I immediately thought it was due to the common bioluminescent bacteria often found on fish and which can show themselves if said fish is left too long before eating. It turns out to be sushi made using genetically modified fluorescent zebrafish … Read More