Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Vision is one of the most useful aspects of life. Over time the ability to see has guided evolution and allowed for many life forms to survive across the planet. Vision based injuries or degeneration can cause serious problems. While centuries of research have allowed us to understand the eye, we...
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
A long time ago our natural limitations were addressed by using technology. Stone weapons and fire revolutionized the way we live regardless of our natural limitations. Since then science has advanced a lot more and evolved our lives in the process. How about vision? What's...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Though we can’t totally see it, the effects of the sun’s UV rays are a pretty big deal, so sunscreen becomes pretty important to us humans. But what about other animals - do animals ever need sunscreen? Located some 92 million miles away...
Topics Covered: brain, cones, Creatures, Critters, evolution, Eyes, light, Out of this World, protection, question your world, rods, science, science museum of virginia, screen, skin, spectrum, stem, sun, UV, Vision, biology, zoology, crustacean, marine, tropics, coral, photoreceptors, mycosporin, amino acids
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Check out the complex and interesting inner workings of some mammalian optics!