SloMo Science - Laser Ballons

submitted by: nsf

What makes a red thing red? I bet you have a guess. Now put it to the test when we shine a high-powered laser on a red balloon. Does it pop? Does a red object absorb red light? Does it reflect red light? Does it do something different?
See the results in this science video that will challenge your expectations of science videos. This video gets you involved by asking you to make predictions and then, after you see the results, helps you to sort out your thinking.

Structure-Property Relationships and Model Hamiltonians for Fluorogenic Methine Dyes

submitted by: icamvid

Seth Olsen presents on quantum effects in color theory and photoisomerization.

Presented at the Exploratory Workshop on Nontrivial Quantum Effects, Anacapri, Italy, October 2010