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New Android App Gathers Light Pollution Data For Scientists
2013-04-29 18:58:49

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers have developed an app for smartphones powered by Google's Android operating system capable of measuring night sky brightness. The new application, called "Loss of the Night," will gather data so scientists can better understand light pollution on a worldwide scale. "In natural areas you can see several thousand stars with the naked eye" says Dr. Christopher Kyba, physicist at the Freie Universität....

Future Of Lighting Could Change Color Of The Night Sky
2012-08-08 12:33:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Light pollution has been a growing problem recently, and as skylines continue to grow, the night sky becomes dimmer and dimmer. A new shift is taking place in lighting though, and researchers estimate that the color of the night sky may be changing as well. Scientists writing in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society said they have used a new instrument to study how clouds affect sky brightness in urban areas,...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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