12/9/2010

Glowing Tree

It might sound like something from the movie Avatar, but what if trees lit up at night, replacing the need for street lights? 


This fantastical vision may become a reality thanks to the discovery that placing gold nanoparticles within the leaves of trees causes them to give off a luminous reddish glow



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Crayons

Ever wonder how crayons are manufactured?


This clip from the Science Channel show How It's Made provides a fascinating look at the complex processes and machinery behind everyone's favorite coloring tools.


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