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Scientists discover ‘reverse photosynthesis’

Sunlight combined with a special enzyme breaks down the chemical bonds in plants. It is called reverse photosynthesis and has industrial applications, say scientists.

Light from distant galaxies can reveal extra-terrestrial life

Physicists can now trace light emitted by plants and microorganisms on planets far away.

Children are less active and have higher blood pressure at full moon

The lunar cycle seems to have an effect on children’s health and activity levels, but scientists are at a loss when it comes to finding an explanation for this.

Scientists calculate the diffraction of light with quantum physics

New study brings physics closer to uniting Einstein's general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.

Danish physicist stores light, moves it around, and makes it reappear

Renowned physicist Lene Hau does not only know how to stop light, but also manipulate it and save it’s imprints for later use.

Danish scientists break laser record

New laser technology can be used to diagnose cancer and monitor food quality.

Visualises controversial technology

A designer has come up with a way to visualise radio frequency identification (RFID), a technology that has raised concerns because of its potential to store personal information.

Little valley – a giant battery?

A new explanation has been given for the eerie floating orbs of light observed in Hessdalen in Norway. An Italian engineer thinks the valley could be acting as a colossal battery. But a Norwegian physicist is not exactly electrified by the clarity of this answer.

Light therapy to help brain-damaged patients

A new research project aims to study what therapeutic effects a special type of light that changes colour during the day has on patients with severe brain damage.

Battling cancer with light

An intense beam of light releases poisons introduced into dormant cancer stem cells.

Teachers can help nip mental illness in the bud

Young people who are struggling sometimes conceal these troubles from their families. Teachers have a better chance catching the first signs of mental illnesses in children and adolescents, according to a new Norwegian study.