Can you be sure which pill is which? It can be difficult to tell if you’ve picked the correct medication.
The technology to identify pills is getting cheaper and smaller. That means it could also be used to test the make-up of illegal pills at festivals and other events.
The Milky Way seen in infrared.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/S. Stolovy (SSC/Caltech)
There could be thousands of black holes at the heart of the Milky Way.
The Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy here seen in infrared light, but it looks different when viewed at other wavelengths.
The galaxies, stars and planets in our universe can look very different when you view them through equipment that sees beyond the visible light our eyes can see.
Latent fingermarks dusted with micronised Egyptian blue on a $20 note, viewed in the Near Infrared.
The ancient Egyptians knew a thing or two about how to produce a vibrant blue pigment for their tombs and coffins. Now it's being used to help find fingerprints.
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If you live in a poorly insulated home, and many of us do, you could spend thousands this winter on energy bills. But our ancestors had many ways to keep snug at little or no cost. Now, thanks to modern…
There’s definitely room for improvement in night-vision goggle technology – and graphene could make a huge contribution.
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Graphene – an atom-thick sheet of carbon – has been touted as a new wonder material: it is stronger than steel and conducts electricity better than copper. In the journal Nature Nanotechnology today, my…
Nintendo Wii remotes have been used to assess and diagnose children suffering from an eye disease, ocular torticollis, which…