Optics


Waves Word Search
This waves word search contains glossary terms associated with the study of waves and wave motion. Find the words from the list forward and backward in vertical, horizontal, and diagonal directions. The puzzle is optimized to fit on a standard 8.5″x11″ sheet of paper, but it fits nicely on A4 […]

Waves Word Search


Geometric Optics Word Search
Geometric optics is the study of the paths of light rays. This geometric optics word search contains glossary terms associated with geometric optics. Find the words from the list forward and backward in vertical, horizontal, and diagonal directions. The puzzle is optimized to fit on a standard 8.5″x11″ sheet of […]

Geometric Optics Word Search


LSC under UV light.
Are you ready for windows that can double as solar panels? It could happen sometime in the near future thanks to work done by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy. They are using quantum dots to harvest the energy from sunlight over a large […]

Windows That Act As Solar Panels



Wait…what? Gold is shiny. How could you add gold to something to make it less reflective? Scientists at University of California Irvine stumbled upon a method to remove glare on optics, solar panels or even your phone’s screen. While working on a transparent film, the students found their samples appeared to […]

Make Things Less Shiny With Gold